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Archive for August, 2006

Random Ramblings

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Right now all life seems to be is a long list of things to sort out. I guess everyone has dreary times like that. At work I have to get all the monthly reporting done. At home my room is dire need of a tidy with all the time I have been away and the […]

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Death and Dreams

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

A month or so ago my grandfather went into hospital after collapsing at home. He had been diagnosed with Parkinsons a few months earlier which he basically ignored so fell over a few times and ended up with a blood clot on his brain which has contributed to his incapacity. Since then my grandmother has […]

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Object Fixation

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Object fixation is something that you learn in both rollerblading classes and motorbike classes. That if you focus on the rock, tree etc etc you are going to go straight towards it. It is related to your body/bike will go where you look. So if you are trying to turn a circle look around and […]

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Putting it into Practice

Monday, August 28th, 2006

One of the first things that we learnt on the off road course was that we should always get off our bikes and then put them onto the stand in order to make sure that when we stop that the ground is stable enough for the kick stand. So just after riding off from the […]

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Sovay's Surprise

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

When I got down to Exeter on Saturday night I found out that it was Sovay’s birthday celebration and we were all going out for dinner and then clubbing to a place called Time Piece that had three floors. We had a great time and ended up with a couple of marines back at her […]

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Doing Donuts

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

When I was at my mate’s in Bristol we were talking about what would make my trip more interesting and Bruce suggested that I could do donuts with my bike going up through the Americas. And you could see the marks left on Google Earth. He reckons that you can make out some donut marks […]

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Slow Start

Friday, August 25th, 2006

I really enjoyed the bmw off road course I did in Wales www.worldofbmw.com. Though at times it was a bit of a struggle. I guess a bit like any course you are having to push yourself to learn. All of the course is done standing up. Everyone knows that your bike is more stable with […]

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Back to Bristol

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Today I am doing a BMW off road course in Wales so last night I spent the night with my mates in Bristol. I was a bit worried about riding to Bristol if it was raining and sure enough it started to piss down just as I left London. Compared to my last trip to […]

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Amazing Amsterdam

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

When I was in the Netherlands I was hping to meet this guy that had written to me about meeting up on the trip.  He is spending six months going from Argentina to Alaska in November as well.  I had thought that Holland was small enough that no matter where you were it wouldn’t be […]

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Neat Netherlands

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Yesterday I was told that I had to fly to see a client in the Netherlands today. So I caught an early morning flight to Amsterdam and then took the train down to the south of Holland. Turns out I didn’t have to stay for tomorrow so I decided to see if I could fly […]

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