Category Archives: Cycling

Co-ordinating and logging informal runs and rides

In my post about Little Stoke Parkrun, I suggested that a computerized system for co-ordinating and recording informal runs, so that people could do something like Parkrun, but without anyone being able to demand anything from them on the excuse of them being an “organization”, would be useful. I’m a programmer, and have some ideas […]

WNBR 2015

Last year, I took part in the World Naked Bike Ride in London for the fourth time, and this year I did the London ride again, and the (new) Cambridge one. With five rides, I guess I’m a regular now. As usual, it was great fun, and I definitely recommend trying it! However, I think […]

My annual day of extraversion

For most of the time, I’m fairly introverted, and tend to guard my personal space quite strongly, and am slow to contact strangers, and get uncomfortable in crowds of strangers, particularly when I have little in common with them. However, I can be more outgoing, even with a lot of people around, at least if […]

Getting a little faster

I’m now cycling to work quite regularly; having started with an average speed of 9mph, I’m pleased to have reached 10.1 yesterday and then, unexpectedly, 10.6 today! I’m now comfortable with the prospect of using the trike as my regular transport to and from work, for ordinary straightforward workdays. I’m not yet comfortable with taking […]

Getting going on the trike

My factors for choosing a place to live include it being near enough to my workplace to cycle regularly, but far enough for it to be exercise. I’ve cycled to work a few times since arriving here, and it looks like this is the week when I switch to cycling to work more than I […]

Resuming cycling to work

Today I cycled to work for the first time in this job, on my recumbent trike. I came back fairly early, as I haven’t finished making my new lighting set. It was about an hour’s ride each way; I didn’t have GPS on and so didn’t record the distance. It was quite a pleasant ride; […]

Plans for the year

Although New Year’s resolutions are apparently mostly useless, I do have some targets for the next year or so. The article linked above mentions: people who kept their resolutions tended to have broken their goal into smaller steps and rewarded themselves when they achieved one of these. They also told their friends about their goals, […]