Royal Wedding 2011 – from Hyde Park

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Musings | No Comments
Royal Wedding 2011 – from Hyde Park

Well to be honest we weren’t going to bother with the crowds and tourists but in the end Nic our Kiwi house mate persuaded us head to Hyde Park at an early 8.30 from putters start to go see the festivities on the big screen and enjoy the atmosphere. Really glad we did Crowds and […]

Paris Marathon Post Race Review

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Marathon | No Comments
Paris Marathon Post Race Review

Jesus h Christ that hurt. They said it would and they were right! But im sort of getting ahead of myself. Start at the beginning. So a rude 6.30am alarm call on Sunday morning, a breakfast of bread and lots of jam and we were off to the start line. I couldn’t help noticing as […]

Paris marathon in 2 days eek!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Marathon | No Comments
Paris marathon in 2 days eek!

Well I have been phenomenally rubbish at updating my blog, but just in case it kills me I thought id post a quick argh fark its the marathon on Sunday double exclamation mark type thing. Hows the training? seems to be a popular question and tbh I’m not as well prepared as id like. Mostly […]

a day out at the Rakebar borough market

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Musings | No Comments
a day out at the Rakebar borough market

For post #finnovate release of lovemoney.com we headed for an afternoon of food booze and pork pies in the out of our usual stomping ground hood of Soho to Borough Market. I used to work round here in the days of Conchango so it was nice to visit old haunts (Brew Wharf yummny food!) and […]

Paris Marathon 2011 – tminus not many days

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Marathon | No Comments
Paris Marathon 2011 – tminus not many days

Whos farking idea was this. I know exactly, Dr Simon. Let me just say that Simon is a proper athlete, he wins triathlons, he destroys lycra clad folk in time trials. Generally then, one can say he could run 26.some miles in his sleep. I, on the other hand am far happier in the pub, […]

Love London – we march like troopers

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in Commuting, Cycling | No Comments
Love London – we march like troopers

Great start to the day to see the troops practising for what is I assume some terribly official parade later on in the month (tho a quick google shows nothing). Closed down Horse Guards Road but enabled me to walk alongside and get some pictures. I get all patriotic and the like when I see […]

Peru video with pan pipe soundtrack

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010 in All, Cycling, Peru, Travelling | No Comments
Peru video with pan pipe soundtrack

Thanks to Simon for the amazing video. Less keen on the soundtrack though the git!

When good tyres go BANG!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010 in All, Commuting, Cycling | No Comments
When good tyres go BANG!

New tyre needed..

Day 12 – “hacuchu” up those hills

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Cycling, Peru, Travelling | No Comments
Day 12 – “hacuchu” up those hills

So today we go up. WAAAAY up to the sound of encouraging “Hacuchu” from our guide (it means lets go! in Quechua). 4218m according to my Google Tracks app on the nexus one View Rest Stop Totop in a larger map Check the stats. A nice burn up to the top from the first rest […]

Day 11 – Inca Trail start

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Peru, Travelling | No Comments
Day 11 – Inca Trail start

Just for a change its an early pick up for a bus ride to kilometre 82 and the start of the Inca Trail. Half way we stop off in Ollantaytambo which serves as a reststop on the way. Oh joy we locate the best Worst In Class cappuccino. Should of known better really (and apologies […]