Cycling · Travel

Week 76: Cycling Time Trials, Penny-Farthings in London and Indoor Sky Diving

I spent Monday at home, servicing my bike. About a week ago, my freehub, the component in my bike that allows the back wheel to both pedal and freewheel, had broken and the bike was free-wheeling in both directions. I had also ordered a replacement drivetrain, so had to replace several different parts. I had… Continue reading Week 76: Cycling Time Trials, Penny-Farthings in London and Indoor Sky Diving

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Sport · Travel

Week 74: By-election results and a Trip to the Thames Valley

The Social Officer By-Election polls had closed overnight, so the first task of the morning was to check the results and announce the final results publicly. However, when I logged on to the voting server, I was met with the rather unhelpful message: “The ballot was tied, so the Returning Officer will need to re-calculate… Continue reading Week 74: By-election results and a Trip to the Thames Valley

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Australia · Christmas

Week 66: Christmas Day and Cycling in Tasmania

Christmas had arrived. Breaking with tradition, the family trip to the little church on the hill had taken place on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas morning. Instead we would be going straight into opening all of the presents that had amassed underneath the tree. The chaos started in earnest when the all of the young… Continue reading Week 66: Christmas Day and Cycling in Tasmania

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Australia · Christmas · Sport · Uncategorized

Week 65: Visiting the Apple Isle

After an early morning Gates Council meeting on Skype, I spent most of my Monday watching the cricket on television; specifically the Perth Test and the farcical sight of the groundskeepers trying to blow dry the rain-soaked pitch with leaf blowers. Otherwise, it was a mostly relaxing day, even though the rest of the week… Continue reading Week 65: Visiting the Apple Isle

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Music · Travel · Weekends

Week 44: Shepreth Wildlife Park, and July Reprise

It was a slow week following the hectic cycling holiday in France. I needed a bit of time to catch a breather. I ventured out to the department for a little bit of work, but it was a lonely place as most of the academics were away and my officemates were in the US. I… Continue reading Week 44: Shepreth Wildlife Park, and July Reprise

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