Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Lull.

I don't like this time inbetween Christmas and New Year, it always seems like dead time of stupid sales and people trying to continue the festivities for no reason except to keep boredom at bay.
Had a bit of a bad luck day too, it's taken all afternoon to get two new tyres on my bike because twice messed up the inner tube just as I had got the tyre on, including a broken valve. Katherine's been at work all day so I slept in too long this morning and haven't managed to actually get going.
I need to get out and ride. My legs are aching to cycle, hopefully tomorrow I can have a pedal.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Almost time for time off.

It's my last day of work tomorrow, following which we'll be making a trip over to West Yorkshire to see my family and friends before Christmas. I will also be picking up my films of sunday's 'cross event in Wakefield so they should be online very soon too.

Christmas eve finds us heading south down the M1 to Maidenhead to spend the festive period with Katherine's family. Then after that hopefully begin the New Year as I mean to go on with plenty of cycling, photography and good times.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Natural History Museum
Originally uploaded by Paper Thin

Even though I've been working all the daylight hours every weekday (and a bit more besides), things have still been happening. This weekend was proof of what you can do in a day when you put the effort in.
The Natural History Museum made me feel like a kid again, being amazed at everything I saw, I still don't really believe all the animals on display were once actually real.
The Rouleur exhibit was inspirational, and a indication that the photographs I produce have a real market and there is an audience out there. Popped into Condor Bikes next door at the same time and just about managed to stop a shopping spree.

The only thing I have taken a break from is the road bike but only because I knew how little I'd be able to ride this month so rather than being disappointed I took a break. I'm still commuting daily, enjoying the morning race on the bike paths of York with similar minded cyclists. The hunger is there as well, one of my aims for the New Year is to really step up my mileage and become a regular at the sunday club runs.

Hopefully a quieter week this week, and then final Yorkshire Points 'cross on sunday.

Friday, December 12, 2008

London Calling.

6.00AM train in the morning to the capital.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Werking to afford the living.

This week I'll be working about 60 hours all in.