This time myself, Lee, Mike and Steve set out from the Little Chef in Burford, following Steve’s well planned route through Wales to our hotel in North Wales. The weather was pretty good as we set out, but it was almost exactly as we passed into Wales that the clouds appeared and it wasn’t long before the rain was falling. A little drizzle at first, we didn’t let it slow us, but it soon picked up, so we pulled over and donned our waterproofs.
As with the first trip I was using an app on my phone called Trip Journal to log our route. This time I was using my Samsung Galaxy S, which has a bit of a better camera and I was better prepared with a spare battery and a cigarette charging point on my bike! This meant I could leave GPS on the whole time to track more accurately where we rode. (Apart from the one stage it turned itself off!)
I just got back from another great trip on my bike with friends Lee Baker, Marie and Steve Page, Andy Chamberlain and Mike Simpson. Steve planned the route, we were to spend most of Saturday making our way to the hotel, riding through a fair bit of South Wales. The weather was amazing as we rode up, stopping every hour or so to stretch our legs or have a coffee or meal. The scenery matched the weather with some amazing views and some fantastic roads for us to enjoy.
So, they average life expectency of a man in the UK is somewhere into his 70’s. Does this mean I’m now at the half way point?!?
Well, after the last few years where I’d tried to arrange something with my friends from work when nobody has any money… I decided this year to have a quieter afair. On Saturday night there were two NFL games (Cardinals @ Saints and then Ravens @ Colts) in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs so I invited some friends over to watch them. In all there were seven of us (Rob, Pete, Paul (Chuck), Lee, Mark and other Rob) I’d stocked up on pizza, hot dogs, nacho’s and coke so there was plenty of junk food and we watched Reggie Bush dismantle the Cardinals Defence. Lee, Mark and Rob headed off around 1am but the hardcore stayed to see the Colts smother the Ravens and progress into the Championship game next week. Continue reading Happy Birthday Me!
This last weekend was quite an adventure, I got Friday and Monday off from work in order to ride over to South West Ireland with some friends. Some of the guys met up on Thursday to ride to Wales which is where the first drama occurred when a silly lady decided to turn right, from the left lane of a roundabout, knocking Mike off his bike! So, after separating his shoulder, he was in no condition to carry on the ride.
Last weekend I went along with Lee to Warwickshire to take part in the latest i series LAN, i37. iSeries are LAN’s run 3 times a year for 2,000 gamers in a huge hall.
We arrived on Thursday just afternoon and got the drinks in. This went on until we finally decided to join the queue to check in at around 8pm. It was a fairly large queue and Lee was now rather drunk, but by 9:30pm we finally got our passes.
Mila’s been one of my best friends over the past year or two, but the time finally came for her to head back to Peru. For one last week, me, her and Maria headed to Egypt for a week in the sun. Continue reading Goodbye Mila!