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Archive for July, 2006

Study Leave

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Next week I am on study leave. I recently was accepted to be able to sit the Project Management Institute examination to become a Project Management Professional. In order to apply you have to demonstrate 4500 hours of project management experience. I recently met someone who had studied for two weeks for the exam and […]

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Bicycle vs. Motorcycle

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Bicycle vs. Motorcycle There have been lot of emails going around my bike club about bicyclist’s not stopping at red lights. I find it a bit amusing at some of the negative attitudes of motorcyclists against bicycles. Surely it should be both of us against cars? Yesterday I was almost hit on my bicycle by […]

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U-Turns

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

I am sitting on the side of a street in Isleworth London writing this on my mobile watching my mate do u turns to practice for his DAS this weekend. I tried a couple but it seems to me to be a very narrow road and I was having difficulties doing them so tight on […]

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Gelid Gear

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

I belong to ELAM (East London Advanced Motorcyclists) and we have a yahoo group. There have been lots of emails going around about the importance of wear suitable clothing. We are going through a heat wave and I think like a lot of motorcyclists in the UK my bike gear is much more suitable to […]

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Betting

Monday, July 24th, 2006

I have been trying to come up with something that would make my trip interesting to others to read about. Like the bloke who traded up with a paper clip for a house One Red Paper Clip. But I haven’t gotten any further than betting on my trip to raise money. I had noticed that […]

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North London Allotment

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

My friend is doing his direct access and I was going to pop into my old school Kick Start to say hi but ended up sleeping in due to a much later than expected night. The afternoon was spent out at the allotment followed by a roast dinner with allotment veggies at my allotment gang […]

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Thames Cruise

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

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Tool Time

Friday, July 21st, 2006

This weekend I am going to try and put together a tool kit and I have been told that the best box you can get is a foot long piece of 4″ gas pipe and attach it to your bash plate in order to keep the weight low and the tools accessible. 1. It must […]

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Done Deed

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

I am trying to do one thing a day towards the preparation of my trip. So today I bought a one way ticket to Argentina for 30 November 2006. It turned a boring work day into a ‘I can’t believe I am doing this’ heart pounding day.

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Dublin Drinking

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

About a month ago I received an email from Neil in Dublin wishing me luck on my trip. He and his friend Mike are planning to bike around the world in 2008. As I was working in Dublin I met up with them last night once I had finished work. It was lovely to chat […]

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