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Archive for July, 2007


Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I decided to sell my V Festival ticket and instead attend the track day that my bike club have organised in France. But first I needed to buy a set of leathers. After purchasing my dry suit on ebay I thought that I would be able to avoid my dread of shopping and just pick […]

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Magic Mushrooms

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

I had a full biking weekend planned with a social run on Saturday morning and a Machine Control day on Sunday. But after a frustrating week at work and dealing with builders etc I ended up at the staff bar on Friday night and when I woke up on Saturday decided skip the social ride […]

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Kawasaki Kindness

Friday, July 27th, 2007

I had written to Kawasaki asking for sponsorship if I bought the Kawasaki Versys for my trip and when I didn’t hear from Kawasaki I ended up buying a bike more appropriate to the UK roads – the ER6f (which I love riding after the BMW F650). I finally received an email from Kawasaki saying […]

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Finally on Facebook

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

I finally succumbed to joining Facebook. I have been getting emails for a while and a couple of my friends apparently don’t do emails anymore and their primary online contact is through facebook. The final straw was seeing it all over the news today as they are being sued. So I joined up after work […]

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Spanish Rescheduled

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

My Spanish classes have been rescheduled from Wednesday nights to Monday nights starting in September which is a real bummer as that is my Toastmasters night. I am not sure what I am going to do as it is more important that I learn Spanish and there are other Toastmasters clubs that run on different […]

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Javier’s Journey

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

After toastmasters finished tonight I went into Soho and met up with Javier who is motorcycling from Alaska to Argentina in 2/3 week stages starting with Anchorage, up and then down to Vancouver tomorrow. We went out with a friend of his from Spain that had ridden to Ireland to see his son and is […]

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Dry Suit Diving

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

When is a dry suit a wet suit? When you buy it off of ebay and the seals are too big. I did my dry suit course today in the start to getting my PADI advanced open water diver before I go to South America. It is the first time that I have dived since […]

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Socially Speaking Two

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I signed up to socially speaking. I almost skipped the evening to see the latest Potter movie but my mate that I wanted to go with pointed out that if I didn’t attend I wasn’t going to learn. We practised verbs by playing battle ships (I won, not because I was good at Spanish but […]

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Sunday, July 15th, 2007

On Sunday our bike group organised a ‘first on the scene’ course at the Woodford Fire Station. The morning was spent learning about what to do medically if you are the first to a road traffic accident and practising our ABCs (airway, breathing and compression). If you come across an accident victim you should:- Check […]

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Saturday Morning Social Run

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

I think this is only the second social run I have been on with my bike group. The first was before I had even done the course. Then it was only the sixth time I had ridden my bike and riding on the motorway at 70 miles an hour was scary. You can see my […]

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