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and dull...
so why did I decide to cycle to Islington?

Geodyne, NLI says:

You felt particularly masochistic? Virtuous? Unprepared?

7th Oct 2005, 14:12

Dhamaka says:

nearly right Geodyne.... I felt particularly fat...

7th Oct 2005, 17:16

It's not totally dull... there's a little patch of blue up there. Dramatic clouds though; looks like a storm's brewing.

Ahh... Leytonstone. Only ever been stranded there; never really seen it in daylight.

7th Oct 2005, 19:12

Mystery says:

great pic!

7th Oct 2005, 22:40

Dhamaka says:

thanks Mystery.

Rare - believe it or not there's one *really* good coffee / cake shop there now. The food & grub's great and the staff are really friendly and gorgeous to look at. If it had wifi I might move my 2nd office out of my fave place in Islington and back to Leytonstone...

But the best bit of Leytonstone High Road; now they've changed the way the road works, is that even though it's uphill a littlegirlonnabike can often overtake all the big cars... I *love* doing that *grins*

8th Oct 2005, 08:11

Steve says:

I have spent the last two weeks cycling from Finsbury park to Holborn, it has been great and traffic has been fine now that I have found my "route". Go one way, come back another.

The only bad bit about cycling around London is other cyclist, some people shouldn't be allowed to walk, let alone cycle.

8th Oct 2005, 10:34

chris says:

"I have spent the last two weeks cycling from Finsbury park to Holborn"

It took you two weeks? You're not going to break any records at that speed.

8th Oct 2005, 10:46

Dhamaka says:

I normally love cycling and take the longest route I can to places. Love it when the wind's against me, love it when it's raining, Love it when it's not. But yesterday wasn't pleasant, it was just hard work.

Steve..Some cyclists could do with a bit of education, but have you met the pedestrians who wait until you're just about to pass them before they step into the cycle lane? Or the large - no *huge* lorry drivers who swerve from their side of the road directly into your pathway (on the cycle path) without indicating? Or the ..ahem.. young ladies who wait to open their car doors until the moment you have to choose whether to go into the door or the path of oncoming traffic because it's too late to slow down? I'm not complaining - for me it's part of the fun, but I think us cyclists should be democratic with our observations..

8th Oct 2005, 13:09

shchong3 says:

wow,,, i living in islington as well,,,
em,,,, got change to meet you up ???

8th Oct 2005, 14:23

Dhamaka says:

I don't live in Islington Shchong3 but I usually book my meetings there. I'll let you know next time I'm there and have spare time and we can have a coffee

8th Oct 2005, 16:43

Geodyne says:

The concept of you and the words "particularly fat" in the same sentence does not compute...

9th Oct 2005, 01:06

Dhamaka says:

thanks, but believe it or not I'm fatter and less fit at the moment than I have been for years..

9th Oct 2005, 08:02

Geodyne says:

I can understand that completely - I am the same at the moment.

10th Oct 2005, 00:00

Dhamaka says:

but you've got an excuse..

10th Oct 2005, 06:47

yoshiko says:

I can imagine you are not fat. And also, certainly, you did a good job. Your work seems to have been serious though.

10th Oct 2005, 12:37

shchong3 says:

alright ,,,, but i am moving to warren street next week...

oh,,, yes ,, do you know where can i get a part time job ????

10th Oct 2005, 15:49

Dhamaka says:

domo arigato Yoshiko San :)

Not really, shchong3 - have you tried looking in the Evening Standard and the free papers?

10th Oct 2005, 16:26

shchong3 says:

i have
but so just too far away

11th Oct 2005, 15:38

anonymous(pload-at-mail-dot-com) says:

Italy will not appeal.

25th Jul 2006, 13:58

Dhamaka says:

what strange Spam..

25th Jul 2006, 14:22

what will they not appeal against?

25th Jul 2006, 14:26

Dhamaka says:

or who to?

25th Jul 2006, 14:27

nepal will always appeal,

long live the queen,

the queen is dead

(*am i getting the hang of this spam thing yet)

25th Jul 2006, 14:28

Dhamaka says:

keep trying Spike - I mean Random..

It's fun watching...

25th Jul 2006, 14:29

anonymous says:

i like your website, i have done a bookmark, keep up good work. will visit again.

25th Jul 2006, 14:33

Dhamaka says:

You're getting there Spike, but your English is too good

25th Jul 2006, 14:56

anonymous says:

tahnkyuo plaese

25th Jul 2006, 15:00

too far

25th Jul 2006, 15:03

Dhamaka says:

betterso :P

25th Jul 2006, 15:10

Dhamaka says:

thanks again mysterymod

25th Jul 2006, 16:46