Been reading about The Hyperloop Train concept from Elon Musk over the last couple of days and it’s a pretty exciting prospect. I rode on the Shanghai Maglev Train last year, whose top speed is around 268mph (431kph), and that was an awesome enough experience.
DaDong Roast Duck
I have a story about crispy duck, or rather Crispy the Duck. The now sadly deceased comedian Malcolm Hardee used to have a floating pub called the Wibbly Wobbly, a converted boat in Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe. I went to this pub several times and on the boat was Malc’s pet guard duck whose name was, you guessed it, Crispy. Until now that was the only story of any merit I had about crispy ducks.
Boing 747 Simulator
I don’t have a category on this blog for flying planes and I’m pretty sure I don’t need one, so this post will just have to go under travel.
Pylon in North Bondi
Set myself the challenge of cycling 500km over the week of Christmas whilst staying in Sydney after becoming inspired by the Rapha Festive 500 Cycle Challenge, and feeling the need to get some miles in as preparation for the Étape of the Tour de France I entered into.
Acte I Étape profile 2011
I’m getting myself into trouble is what, having signed up to participate in next years Étape du Tour between Modane Valfréjus and Alpe d’Huez.
Paraty House by Marcio Kogan
That’s it, I’m robbing Fred Goodwin and moving to Brazil, when I get there I’m going to buy this house and retire. Any tips on how to rob Fred Goodwin would be much appreciated.
Portavadie to Dunoon Cycle route
Holy shit, completed the cycle from Crinan/Lochgilphead to Glasgow last Friday in even worse weather conditions than the Fort William to Crinan cycle I did last week, there was non-stop heavy rain for almost the entire journey. Someone at Glasgow Central even asked if we’d been potholing which should give you some indication of the state we were in.
My computer packed up due to the rain, as did my rear light, so I’ve used the first two legs of the journey that I saved on MapMyRide and used Google Maps to calculate the third and final leg, in all I estimate the total cycle distance to be about 73 miles (117 km).
Hill Gradient: 1 In 8
Fuck me! What a fucking nightmare. I don’t think the conditions could have been much worse for the Fort William to Crinan/Lochgilphead cycle.
The total distance for the route we took was approximately 83 miles, which took around 6 hours despite some good early pace; climbs and weather slowed us up significantly during the second half of the journey.
So, a freind and I are getting the sleeper train to Scotland on Friday night in order to cycle the 80 mile (130 km) journey from Fort Willam to Crinan on Saturday. I have to say, I am starting to shit myself.