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hello, my name is al. i make music by myself and with a band called the fictive kinship. i work in an office in london on railway related stuff and cycle to work every day. i love cooking, swimming and riding my bike all over london. i try to eat well, write good songs and not drink too much. i don't always succeed.

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a man rode into a toilet...

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i was skidding about regent's park on my way home tonight (i know you're not supposed to cycle in there, but it was dusk, there was nobody about and it was a lovely evening for a spot of saddle-mounted bird watching). so i was merrily following the little paths around the inner circle, taking pics of geese and such when i took a turn that seemed to be heading though a narrow alley between some bushes and found myself literaly riding though a door and into a brightly lit toilet.

shame i didn't notice the slightly bemused toilet attendant until after i'd finished these intimate self-portraits...

*ahem* sorry mate.

bang!

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got a puncture on wednesday night and put a new tube in last night while repairing the old one. i was very careful and checked the tyre for glass several times, made sure it wasn't being pinched etc. i pumped it up slowly left it at 40 psi for a minute, then 80, then as i was getting it up to 120...BANG! wow. seriously my ears are still ringing today. i went quite deaf for a minute or so, my girlfriend who was two rooms away in the bath actually screamed in shock and i was so stunned couldn't reply for a few seconds. the room was instantly full of a haze of talcum power from inside the tube and the tyre had popped right off the rim.

turns out the tube was defective and had split along the seam for about 5cms. got a free replacement from evans today. i'll try not to be too jittery next time i pump up a tyre but man, 120 psi is loud!

errr, after you.

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22nd Apr 2008, 12:27   comments (0)

morning after lunch treats

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saturday post-swim celebration treat lunch for one.

a cold blowy ride into town, some new cds followed by spicy dumpling noodles, edamame, jasmin tea and fizzy water. better than any fry-up for a cobweb-blowing morning after pick-me-up.

itsu rocks.

plus you get the thrill of wondering if there's any polonium 235 in your noodles. yep, it's THAT branch of itsu.
19th Apr 2008, 16:58   | tags:,,comments (0)

dunnit

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in a pink hat too. 5000mtrs. 1hr 19mins 12secs.

thing is, i screwed up my maffs and thought i was doing 168 lengths and expecting to take about 1 hour 40, so at about 1 hr 20 i was planning to stop, have a sip of drink and get stuck in for the big sprint... then the guy stopped me and said "you done". apparently 5k is only 152 lengths. haha, oh well it's still a good time i think. i know i can go a fair bit quicker now too which is good to know.

big thanks to everyone who sponsored me too, we made over £850 for marie curie cancer care in the end. top work peeps.

i'm keeping the pink hat too.

19th Apr 2008, 16:47   | tags:,,comments (3)

the birds

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13th Apr 2008, 17:31   | tags:,,comments (0)

commuting

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13th Apr 2008, 17:29   comments (3)

cartoon clouds

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a textbook case of cumulus humilis.

9th Apr 2008, 11:25   | tags:comments (0)