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)

Spectating at the World Road Race Champs in Yorkshire

Friday: Under-23 men's race I rode up from Holbeach, saw the race pass through Thorne, then rode through afternoon rain to see them at the finish in Harrogate. Saturday: Elite women's race After heavy overnight rain I rode north on ... (more)

Using the Mac Migration Assistant

Upon ordering a new Macbook, I decided that the simplest option for migrating my apps and data would be a Time Machine backup (using a USB hard drive). I was aware that the new Macbook would only have USB-C ports, so also had a multi-port ... (more)

A tick on the move!

This little critter was far from done after we got him off one of our cats! (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)

Broadband auto-compensation really rolling out?

Back in November 2017 Ofcom (the body responsible for regulating UK communications tech) announced that there would be automatic compensation for delays in repairs or installations for broadband and landline work. This was a voluntary scheme ... (more)

Coast-to-coast in a day!

After months of planning, worrying and gnashing of teeth, seven souls set off on their bikes from the slipway at Whitehaven. Destination: Whitby beach! So how did it come to this? Here's a step-by-step guide. Planning We used a ... (more)

Terms

Terms of Use These terms of use govern your use of our site. Please read these terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of this site confirms your ... (more)

Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme This is my plan and diary for a structured, quality year of cycling in 2019. The plan consists of targeted events and ambitions for the year; the diary breaks down a recent run of play, with some attempt at analysis ... (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)

FOR SALE: Bikes, wheels, power meter!

These items are all well used, but kept in good working order too. Thorne Voyager child-back tandem bicycle £400 We've owned this for around 13 years, and it's been perfect for ferrying the smallest child around town and for ... (more)

National time trial champs

The GB road championships were in Norfolk for 2019, and I rode over to beautiful West Norfolk to spectate at some of the time trial races going on all day. (more)