Yes another blog post about running. Only my second in over 13 years so bare with me. I don't intend on becoming a sports writer. It should be obvious by now that I know nothing about any of this. I do have a habit of sharing personal stories though. This recent discovery has happened towards the end of one hundred days continuous running. For those craving some tech geekery I shot … [Read more...] about Learning How to Run – Barefoot
The World’s Lightest Micro Scooter
I nipped down to the shops on my Micro Pro Carbon Scooter today. I picked it up from Andy at @BornExtreme in Hinckley. It's one of an unknown number made and at just a smidgen over 2kg is the lightest on the market. The route I took was about a mile and although I walk the dog every morning and night, eat pretty healthily and ride a bike when I can.. It was bloody knackering. I must admit, I … [Read more...] about The World’s Lightest Micro Scooter
I have a new bike. It's a Brompton S3L-X and so far I am chuffed to bits with it. I've had bikes for as long as I can remember. I remember my first proper bike. A Raleigh Budgie with stabilisers. After that a Raleigh Striker. Then BMX's before my Dad decided to take the family on a madcap european cycle ride and equipped me with a hand built tourer from Cresswell Cycles in … [Read more...] about Brompton S3L-X
At What Price Comes Value For Money?
I just got sent a news link from @Loudmouthman I think he knew it would get my back up. It appears that to ensure the London Olympics recoups some of it's massive costs, the corporate sponsors will be adjusting the laws and using the police to enter private homes if they suspect non official merchandise to be present. They will also be implimenting new stop and search powers in the … [Read more...] about At What Price Comes Value For Money?
Bottle-Kicking in Hallaton
On the 25th of February 2008, on a cold bright morning, I visited the village of Hallaton in Leicestershire. I was told to expect something strange. A field full of violent people, small kegs of beer called 'bottles' and man with a rabbit on a stick were also mentioned. How could I not go? They were nearly right. The man actually had a hare on a pole. Local folk law states that long ago two … [Read more...] about Bottle-Kicking in Hallaton