Driving To The Gym

This section is dedicated to oxymorons such as Driving to the Gym. Do you ever wonder why people drive to the gym? I do. I know there are some folks who aren't very mobile and need finely tuned exercise that a gym or swimming pool provides, but what about everyone else?

You drive to the gym to get fit, right? Isn't that completely missing the point? If you want to get or keep fit, why are you getting in your car in the first place?

Finding other places to buy stuff

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Free-to-use Strava Tools

Tools for the Strava Athlete (more)

Finding companies to invest in

Using various criteria to determine which companies are the best! (more)

Looking after the garden during extreme heat

During periods of extreme heat and drought it is important to limit the amount of time you spend outdoors, but the garden will need a bit of attention! The best thing you can do is to collect waste water from indoor usage (eg, from washing ... (more)

200k "Off the rails" DIY Audax

Keen to open my Audax account for 2022, and lacking any nearby calendar events, I opted to create a DIY entry. Given the time of year and increased likelihood of abandoning, I decided to keep the route close to train stations - and then made ... (more)

200k test audax: The Norfolk Globe Trotter

Conditions were cold but dry for this test event, and turnout was good from the club. Sense getting the better of valour, members ended up only riding the first 100km loop. I got confused about the meeting point, rode the first loop solo ... (more)

200k audax: The Horsepower

Visiting two different types of horsepower at Snetterton and Newmarket, Tom Deakins' route features rolling B roads and quiet lanes of Suffolk and Norfolk. You can enter online at audax.uk, and the route & route card are available ... (more)

Crivit products

The Crivit® product range If you're looking for outdoors clothing or accessories, you could do worse than to browse the Crivit® range. Crivit® is a brand of German supermarket Lidl's, so it's most convenient for UK customers to head down ... (more)

Koblenz to Norwich

Meeting the team! Around a week before the challenge start, most of us got together at the Norwich City football stadium for a char and photos. Arrival Day: finding a hill near Koblenz After locating our hotel and checking the bikes ... (more)

Terms

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Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme My plan and diary for cycling in 2022 will focus on audaxes (long-distance rides) throughout the year, peaking in August for London-Edinburgh-London. 2022 targets Complete the Audax UK Randonneur 2500 award (200 ... (more)

John Swindells

John Swindells I am a career professional in software development, becoming proficient in various systems and languages since 1992. In recent years I have been especially active in web and mobile app projects. I stepped down in April ... (more)

LinkedIn API

The LinkedIn API (more)

A Social Feed

This is a feed of everything I'm interested in, filtered and categorised according to my choices. Channels: Twitter (multiple accounts) Facebook groups Facebook pages Google+ LinkedIn Flickr Youtube Website RSS Webpage updates ... (more)

Fakenham 5k run

Photos and video from the 5k race on a 1km circuit in Fakenham town centre! (more)

400k audax: London-Wales-London

The event couldn't have gone any better, to be honest! There were around 110 starters, with three from Iceni Velo, and we set off individually between 5:30 and 6:00. Despite a chilly start (below -3℃ according to my Garmin), the ... (more)