UPDATED 8/1/14: The script has now been published (ISBN: 978-1-291-62773-2) and is available from from lulu, Amazon and possibly from other booksellers. I'm planning to publish the script of my 2005 play Upside Down and Back to Front as a book in the near future. I've sent off for a proof copy and this is … Continue reading Another book on the way…
Tour de France
Today Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France as the leader of a UK-based, Pro Tour cycling team. A British rider, Chris Froome, was second and Brits won seven stages (including three for Mark Cavendish). This is an astounding achievement. I wish my dad was here to see it. He put me on a … Continue reading Tour de France
Today (October 1st!) in Bexhill... Pat went sailing... The sea was actually very flat. Some lovely reflections. ...and the sun glistening off the surface...
Guy in the middle distance
Some nice photos by Tom Davies. I happen to be in them (GITMD) but I like them because of the contexts. Thanks, Tom. This was taken at Bodiam Castle's medieval weekend. That's me presenting the Baker Talk to a small audience in front of the West Range. I'm afraid that the hat has since been … Continue reading Guy in the middle distance
Race #16 – Is that it?
Last weekend we went to Ross-on-Wye for my now annual attempt to ride the Ross-on-Wye and District CC 25 mile TT. The race is run in memory of my father. It's a much longer trip now - over four hours of driving. We stopped at Chedworth Roman Villa on the way there. The torrential rain … Continue reading Race #16 – Is that it?
One more race (at least)
I haven't ridden a bike for a couple of weeks. Do I feel guilty? Well, yes I do... a bit. This season had been difficult with the house move, but I'd caught up with my training and the fitness levels were good. When the new job came along it allowed plenty of time for training … Continue reading One more race (at least)
>I am suffering from frustration. I'd got back into the training groove - admittedly dragging myself up hills and crawling into headwinds - but now it's all fallen apart again. I think I may have mislaid my cycling mojo. I have excuses - DIY to do, plumbers to wait for, it looks a bit rainy … Continue reading >Arghhh!
>Miles in the bank
>When I were a lad we used to talk about 'miles in the bank'. Structured and scientific training was the province of the few (we had heard of 'intervals' and 'fartlek', but we didn't quite know what they were and we certainly didn't know anyone who used them). Coaches were pretty thin on the ground … Continue reading >Miles in the bank
>Merry Christmas everyone
>Have a great time. I've managed to engineer a rest day from the bike. Looking forward to a great day at home with Pat.It's been great following the Kiwi Christmas on FB and now Skyping to Beijing to catch up with J and V. I'm not always a fan of new technology, but I appreciate … Continue reading >Merry Christmas everyone
>Watch Dowsett Go
>On Thursday night I took my third kicking in three weeks at group training. This time I lasted 30 minutes before being blown out of the group. I'm supposed to be group leader. I see the sack beckoning. I finished the session in a more even paced group. I was quite ill when I got … Continue reading >Watch Dowsett Go