Monthly Archives: March 2009

Metallica – O2 Arena, London

Metallica rocked, TFL however did not. Thanks to them closing the Jubilee line, it took us 4 hours to get from North Greenwich back to Harrow. The setlist was apparently something like this: That Was Just Your Life The End … Continue reading

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Cold toes and aching legs

Out again for the more or less the same ride as last week, but with Ian this time instead of Sandy. This week it ended up being 0.3 miles further, 20 seconds slower, and a few degrees colder than last … Continue reading

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X-Trail delayed

Apparently it’s going to be another week or so before my X-Trail is fixed and returned.

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X-Trail vs X-Trail

I’ve now had the loan of a 56-plate X-Trail for just over a week, and quite frankly I can’t wait to get rid of it. It’s a face-lifted version of my own 03-plate, but in my opinion a lot worse. … Continue reading

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Aching legs

Somewhat belatedly I’ve finally done my first proper ride of the year, a gentle 20 miles to Avoncliffe and back on the cross bike. My right knee is now aching slightly, probably because it’s not used to doing any exercise. … Continue reading

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X-Trail ETA

According to the letter I got today from the repair company, subject to parts availability my X-Trail should be back on the 27th.

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Half Marathon non attendance

For the first time in five years I won’t be helping out at the Bath half marathon tomorrow. This is partly because most of our scouts are at camp this weekend, but it’s mainly because we’ve still not been paid … Continue reading

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And the hire car is…

…another X-Trail. Slightly newer and bluer than mine, but without the leather interior. It’s a fair bit nippier due to the more powerful engine, the fact it’s done about 50,000 miles less than mine probably helps as well.

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#159 – The Princess Bride

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. 28/250

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