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davidthedesigner
Interests: blue and orange.
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It hasn't been the best start to the year, and I know I've got a lot of making up to do, but at least I've managed to get in more than 100 miles for February. Every mile counts, after all. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at david the designer
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I was wrong about the mud: it's back. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at david the designer
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The lull after yesterday's storm. But the mud is beginning to clear from the off-road tracks, so at long last I'm able to get out a bit further than my restricted winter circuits. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at david the designer
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Quite clearly, there's no knowing the woman. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at david the designer
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It's getting better. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at david the designer
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Not much sign of the sun (or the spring) today. Plenty of snowdrops though – including under that weeping willow. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at david the designer
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A sunny day today, for a change – and a distinct feeling that spring is on its way. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at david the designer
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I've got some making up to do this month. Just as well the snowdrops are out to remind me that spring is just around the corner. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at david the designer
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Not the best of starts to the year if I'm going to reach my 2,500-mile target. Work commitments and the weather have been stacked against me this month. But I needed to get out today: I've been facing this mounting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at david the designer
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6 January. Well, here we are. Not a very bright start to the year – just one of my regular 14-mile routes. But it's these regular rides that will be the key to reaching my 2,500-mile target for the year.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at david the designer
2,107 miles in 2016. That's what I've got recorded on my phone app. But for a stinker of a cold to round off the year, it might have been a few more. In fact, it was a few more because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at david the designer
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29 December. Three weeks without a cycle ride: that must be a record for this year, on what night yet prove to be the last for 2016. Lots of other commitments and lack of suitable weather have held me back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at david the designer
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British Sigh Language is especially difficult for the hard of hearing. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at david the designer
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8 December. Perhaps even more dull today. But with a strange light in the north. Spooky. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at david the designer
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7 December. There's not a lot to be said about today. Except that it's a dull one. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at david the designer
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5 December. November and December are always difficult months for cycling – at least for me. Because I always seem to have lots of other commitments at this time of year. And the shorter days don't help. But cycling when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at david the designer
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1 December. My phone shut down on today's run, so (once again) only a small part of the ride got recorded. Apple, that really pisses me off. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at david the designer
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26 November. Sunny days are in rather short supply now, and what with a lot of other commitments the chances of getting out are becoming fewer. Just as well that I completed my annual target a couple of weeks ago. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at david the designer
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19 November. Cycling while it's sunny: that's what I'll do with what remains of the year. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at david the designer
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13 November. What a glorious day to be out cycling. And today I passed my mileage target for the year: 2,000 miles. Let's see how many miles I manage to clock up by 31 December, and then I'll set a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at david the designer
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10 November. Another fine day - at least until 3pm, then the rain came. But I was back home by then. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at david the designer
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6 November. Here I am at Strawberry Lane. Next stop Penny Fields? Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at david the designer
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5 November. One of those days when the technology lets me down. Battery runs flat on my iPhone, so only 1.5 miles of a 15-mile ride get recorded. There'll be fireworks, mark my word. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at david the designer
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2 November. I ought to be doing more of this – getting up and out to greet the sunrise. And these crisp, clear autumn mornings always remind me most of my early days at art school. Going from an innocent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at david the designer
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30 October. One thing you quickly learn as a cyclist is that there are an awful lot of self-righteous people in the world. But quite why they're so ready to direct their anger at an old man on a bicycle... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at david the designer