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davidthedesigner
Interests: blue and orange.
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8 December. Perhaps even more dull today. But with a strange light in the north. Spooky. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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29 October. Just as well that I'd set myself a target for the year, otherwise I'd have stayed indoors today. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at david the designer
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28 October. I was up and out early this morning, only to be foiled by a puncture. And I'm going to replace those white handlebar grips - that was a bad design decision. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at david the designer
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27 October. Some glorious colours, but not much sun. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at david the designer
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23 October. The first time this autumn that I've had to wear gloves. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at david the designer
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21 October. I'm still taking the opportunity to take my Dutch bike off-road whenever I can, although winter will soon put a stop to that. So it's just as well that I now have the British (actually, it's Vietnamese) bike... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at david the designer
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19 October. It's a bit of a climb to get here, but worth the effort on a morning like this. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at david the designer
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14 October. Last week this was a field. This week it's getting ready to become home to 2,000 new homes. Hence this sign. But I can't cycle past it without imagining that a triffid is going to suddenly appear from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at david the designer
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12 October. Same view as yesterday, but with added cloud cover. On the bright side, I've now passed 90% of my mileage target for the year. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at david the designer
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11 October. So at this time of year I'm resisting the temptation to take pictures of sunsets. They're just behind me though. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at david the designer
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10 October. The week before last we were wearing shorts. This week we're having to contemplate wearing gloves. Winter is on the way, I guess. (Postmen, of course, will carry on wearing shorts regardless, even when it's snowing. Why do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at david the designer
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5 October. There's a real nip in the air today. Feels like it will soon be time to get out the gloves. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at david the designer
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4 October. The sun still shines. But for how long? Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at david the designer