Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Art of the Lie.

1. Pick a subject your audience has little knowledge of. That way there's less chance someone will know something that could reveal the lie.

2. Speak confidently and without repetition.

3. Include facts (or previously told information) to make the audience think what you say is the truth because they've heard it before.

I don't lie but are continually faced with people who do.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

An Awesome Waste of Time.

"Hogan knows Best"

A reality show made about Hulk Hogan and his family.

At the moment I'm enjoying my solo training and looking forward to getting back into group riding. Work is part-time right now and finally don't have too much outside York coming on, so keeping it local for a while.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Done and Dusted.

I'm sat here in front of a roaring open fire, all tasks done for the day and drinking a pint of Belgium's finest Blonde Beer. Only one thing could make it better and she's twenty odd miles away.

British National Cyclo-Cross Championships

Photos online.

Flickr Set

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Home is not Home anymore.

This week finds me house-sitting for my parents. My duties include looking after the family business, walking the dog and caring for the various other animals too.

I never thought I'd say this but I have no desire to live in this house anymore. For a long time it has been my family home and somewhere I couldn't imagine leaving. Somehow that has changed.
My room is no longer mine. It has been redecorated and all evidence of the years I spent in there gone. I don't mind though.

I've moved on.

To tell you the truth where I live now doesn't feel like home. I have very little attachment to the four walls and everything else. For me Home is with Her. I know eventually we will find our own place, settle and start making memories for ourselves. Then we will be making a Home together, which comes with a sense of attachment and belonging.
I can't wait.

Sunday, January 04, 2009



Flat screen TV's
Having things to look forward to


Cold hands

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Black is the new Black.

The start of a new year and I'm going to talk about subjects that are anything but new.

When growing up I was part of a small group of people who rode bikes. We listened to the same type of music as each other, wore the same clothes and spent a lot of time in each others company. At no time did anyone copy another.

When one person copies another, that person will never be as good as who they copied.

It's hard to separate inspiration and copying. We've all been inspired by others but it's how you do it for yourself that counts. These days a lot of society depends on the influence of a few on the many, but it has never been as important to be your own person and live your own life.
Back in the day we listened to music because we liked it, nowadays it's seems like it's only correct to listen to what Radio One tells you is cool. We watched a lot of American BMX videos and picked up on bands when they were just starting out, we didn't shout about what we liked from the rooftops, we just did it for ourselves. Now through mediums like Facebook, the bands you like get you points with people who have never met you.

Copying is one person wanting to be exactly like another, at the cost of not being themselves.
Everything has been said before so there's no need to lose sleep about any of this. And I'm not writing this as some kind of trend-setter, only as someone who has seen both sides of the problem.