Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pissing in hedgerows.

Had a proper ride today. Rain, crosswind, keeping the knock at bay with Jelly Babies.

Also found out I've been the subject of some shit-talking. Shame people can't say stuff to your face instead of running their mouth. Not massively bothered, just simply confirmation that certain members of a certain club are arseholes.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


A very mixed bag so far this week. From 'accidentally' buying a set of wheels off t'bay (although they do have Mavic SSC Paris-Roubaix rims) to getting back into the commute-work-commute routine.
Managed to see a couple of films too, as well as planning to see True Grit tomorrow. The original starring John Wayne is one of my all time favourites and it's only the Coen Brothers who could actually make an equal or better attempt at the same story, so expectations are high.
No matter what happens I am going to get out and go for a proper ride on Saturday, anyone else out?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Problems and solutions.

This weekend I've had more of one than the other.

Everything will be ok after going for a Curry'n'Film night later.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Just a few things that have been going on lately:

Since the 1st of February I done over 16 hours on the road bike.

My Mum and Dad got a new puppy.

I built the wheels for and worked on a BMX today that cost over £1000 and weighed 13lbs (in case you don't know thats STUPID light) had a mint Profile cassette hub too and Ti all over it. Proper bling.

My Dad tried on a pair of Oakleys for the first time ever and couldn't see what all the fuss was about

Tomorrow we're spending Valentines Day in a place most people have nightmares about, yep it's back to Ikea. This time we're going with a list and a 'getting shit done' mentality. If she's lucky I'll treat our lass to a plate of meatballs too.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Euro Cool.

For the first time since I started my commute I almost made it all the way home in the daylight, I was fast running out of light as I approached Tad but it made a change from pitch black all the way back.

Had a couple of ebay bargains too recently; including a pair of Oakleys as seen here modeled by Katherine.

That's enough for now, the Turbo is calling. Another sweat-fest session but then I get to try out our new MASSIVE bath!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

What am I trying to prove.

There's something right about getting up at seven in the morning, making it downstairs only to turn right back around and go back to bed.
My reward was a day spent with a real friend, instead of people who I pretend to like for convenience.
Watch this; it will make you a better person.

I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM (Full Movie) from Joe Stakun on Vimeo.

Also thanks for the telly! Now where is Katherine, I want my tea.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Mavic Service Course

A dream job that would either kill me because of the pressure or make me the man I've always wanted to be.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Getting it done.

We're in. Everything's going to plan so far too.
I'm also three days into my new commute, the headwind back tonight along the A64 was too cruel for words, all I could think was 'character building'. I even got called lucky before I left work for getting a decent length ride home and when I think of the two amazing sunrises I've seen this week I might agree.