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davidthedesigner
Interests: blue and orange.
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I do not want to live in a country where there are people sleeping in the streets while the mansions are empty. I do not want to walk away from discussions on human rights ... because to me, human rights... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at david the designer
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27 June. Strange clouds this evening. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at david the designer
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26 June. Puncture repair mode. June has been a pretty dismal month for cycling, what with all the rain. Still, I have set myself a target for the year and I'm just 36 miles away from meeting the mid-way point... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at david the designer
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22 June. So, maybe it's not the end of the rain. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at david the designer
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21 June. Hopefully that's the end of the rain, at least for a little while. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at david the designer
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17 June. What a soggy week it's been, so not much time for cycling. But at least the rain helps the wheat to grow. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at david the designer
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12 June. Dramatic skies today. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at david the designer
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10 June. Cows are inquisitive beasts, but these three had just been fed - so food was more interesting than me. Not so the second herd I met today. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at david the designer
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5 June. That will be flaming June (at last). Continue reading
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Posted Jun 3, 2016 at david the designer
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30 May. Deep down in the woods today. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at david the designer
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27 May. I've set myself a personal target of a mileage to reach by the end of the year. I'm not telling you what that mileage is, but I will tell you at year-end whether I've achieved it or not.... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at david the designer
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I often cycle past this sign. It always reminds me of Mike Dempsey @graphicjourney Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at david the designer
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26 may. Having a choice of bikes to set out on each time may seem something of a luxury. I love my Dutch bike, but the advantage of the mountain bike is that I can come across bridleways that are... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at david the designer
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25 May. Just to illustrate that I do live in a city, we happen to have one of these. Most English cities do, although not all. But I'm happy to pass this one on a regular basis. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at david the designer
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24 May. Lucky to be living in a city, yet this is less than one mile from home. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at david the designer
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23 May. A couple of days R&R after last week's trip and now it's back to the same routine. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at david the designer
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Day 3. Another wonderful B&B: ...and then the final stretch: 37 miles to Reading. With a horse-drawn narrow boat at Hungerford: Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at david the designer
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18 May. Day 2. After a stopover at the quite wonderful Rockley House it's back on the saddle to tackle Devizes to just-outside of Hungerford. The best bits looked like this: Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at david the designer
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17 May. This week I have been cycling from Bristol to Reading with my sister. So Tuesday saw us meeting up at Bristol Temple Meads and setting off from here: And ending up here, some 45 miles later: Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at david the designer
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16 May. Tomorrow I'm off to Bristol to start the 100-mile cycle ride to Reading, mostly along the Kennet & Avon canal. It's just for the fun of doing it, so I'm not going to be blogging about it as... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at david the designer
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It looks almost the same as it did nearly a year ago. Different bike, though – did you spot that? Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at david the designer
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13 May. Good to be back in the saddle again after a 12-day break. Getting ready for next week's big one (more news of that later). Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at david the designer