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davidthedesigner
Interests: blue and orange.
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9 February. As I said in my last post, the pictures are going to be rather repetitive until spring arrives. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at david the designer
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7 February. As I've mentioned before, my trusty Dutch bike isn't designed for cycling off-road during a British winter, so throughout these winter months I'm pretty much restricted to variations on two routes (basically, follow the river south, or follow... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at david the designer
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28 January. The money around these parts is most likely generated in Canary Wharf, which means that I get the place to myself on a sunny Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at david the designer
Looks like you still need to call Mike F.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2016 on The toothbrush test at Noisy Decent Graphics
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23 January. Turning out to be a better start to the year than expected, despite the first ride not being until the 13th: I'm already up on my November and December mileage totals. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at david the designer
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21 January. The temperature has lifted: time to get back on two wheels. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at david the designer
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20 January. If I learnt one thing from the summer of cycling last year, it was the art of self-preservation. If I still owned a mountain bike (and thus tyres with grip) I might be tempted by the clear blue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at david the designer
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16 January. Despite the icy temperatures, the high pressure is tempting me further afield and to try a little off-roading (not really recommended on a Dutch bike at this time of year). This is six miles out and I have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at david the designer
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Some damn fine clouds today. Still, a bit chilly. Invigorating though. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at david the designer
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Well, here we go: the first ride of 2016. The first 11.38 miles and worth waiting for the rain to stop. To be honest, it felt like hard work. Funny how that can happen every now and then. Maybe it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at david the designer
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Turns out that we had more in common than I remembered: we once shared the same haircut! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at david the designer
Ha ha, nice one Loïc - the Beach Boys get shafted! No more though: here's the real link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf%27s_Up_(album) - corrected up there as well.
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It’s been wall-to-wall Bowie here for the past 24 hours and I’ve been wondering why when a close friend asked me what relationship I had with him, my response was pretty lukewarm, to say the least. Sadness at his departure,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at david the designer
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For me, and just for me, I'm setting out to make 2016 the year of cycling. 2015 was just a warm up. I reckon that I did around 1,200 miles last year, which I suppose is OK. But this year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at david the designer
Your wish is my command, sir.
I'm still stuck with Typepad, too. It's just like being stuck with using Letraset when everyone else has bought a Mac. Forget 2008, it's like 1988 all over again.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2016 on Now responsive. Maybe. at Noisy Decent Graphics
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31 December. Taking advantage of a brief respite between Frank and Gertrude: the last ride of 2015. And looking forward to many more in the year ahead. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at david the designer
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29 December. Will this turn out to be the last ride of 2015? Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at david the designer
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20 December. And it's gloomy out there. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at david the designer
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at david the designer
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4 December. The chances for getting out (i.e. any weather that doesn't involve wind and rain) are becoming fewer and farther between. And now I'm finding that my Dutch bike*, no matter how much I like and appreciate it, just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at david the designer
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So, eight days since the last ride. And because it's no fun cycling through storms. Not that I'd what you to think I'm a wuss. For many years I used to cycle every weekday through rain and shine when I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at david the designer
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at david the designer
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13 November. I thought that cloud was heading straight for me, but it wasn't. I tell you, it's village churches in all directions around here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at david the designer