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  1. A Short Ride to Nowhere

    I went for a bicycle ride this morning. Our town is in lockdown accordingly we may exercise within a 5km radius of our homes. I did not know where to ride. Without a thought I headed north-west to the graveyard. On the way I pedalled along the street where all …

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  2. Imprisoned by a Horizon

    Last week I was on leave from work. On Saturday morning I packed a tent and sleeping bag onto my bicycle. By lunchtime it was obvious that our region was going into lockdown. So, I unpacked everything and settled into a week of being a home-body. I long for the …

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  3. Ep01 A Two Wheeled Ute

    I have recently begun a coffee lent, which means I start the day with a headache. It took a bit of effort to motivate myself to go for a bicycle ride yesterday. The extreme heat of summer has eased off which means I can go outside without getting crispy. Taking …

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  4. Context

    I saw a comment online somewhere. Someone was complaining how anyone will share any activity on Strava these days. They said they had seen somebody sharing their Housework activity. I did not read anymore. It annoyed me for some reason. During the night my slow brain surfaced my annoyance and …

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  5. Worn Out

    My apologies, the site looks a bit of a mess at the moment. I am rewriting the html template and making use of simple.css which I quite like. I want the underlying HTML to also be simple. I made a start but simply ran out of time. I’ll …

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  6. Old Man Juices

    I visited a doctor about my susceptibility to surfers ear. I had been idly wondering if grommets would improve them and perhaps the GP or an ear specialist would be able to offer some suggestions. The GP had nothing to say on the matter but her eyes lit up when …

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  7. Detritus

    When I’m out and about and find I want to remember something I used to write it on a scrap of paper. I would later discover these obtuse numbers, words or mind-maps scrawled on torn scraps of paper or cardboard. Or, worse, soft pellets of inky paper in my …

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  8. Sore Back

    Obviously I’m getting older and shamefully lazier. I have been cycling less and less, I barely run anymore. Since starting nursing in 2015 I have put on 12kg. I am angry and frustrated at myself because I know better. I know muscles start to waste when we get older …

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  9. Swimming and Walking

    My Mum sent me this postcard after she had walked across Spain. It is an illustration from a Russian Fairy story, “Feather Of Finist Falcon” by Ivan Bilibin.

    Feather Of Finist Falcon by Ivan Bilibin
    Feather Of Finist Falcon by Ivan Bilibin

    I am reading Robert MacFarlane‘s, “The Old Ways, A Journey On Foot”. I love …

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