Category Archives: cycling

What I Did On My Staycation – Part II

Wednesday The heavy rain that greeted me first thing in the morning made me exceedingly glad that I’d braved the windstorm to visit Stanley Park while the sun was still out the day before. However, an hour or two later … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Staycation – Part I

(This got way too long for one post. Also, the return to work has been a wee bit stressful, and our internet connection at home is all messed up,so it’s taken me ages to write it. Boooooo. I’ll try to … Continue reading

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Meep Meep!

I’ve discovered another reason to keep cycling on rainy days: That’s the second one this month! The first was a scruffy little fella who suddenly appeared from a patch of mist in the cemetery when I was out for a … Continue reading

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RBO Cycling

I’ve commuted by bicycle almost every day since I started my PhD in 1998. That’s a lot of kilometres, a lot of near accidents, a lot of hills, and a LOT of rain (we’re talking Glasgow and Vancouver here, two … Continue reading

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Staycation Proclamation!

WHEREAS Cath@VWXYNot?, author of an independent weblog at (“The Blogger”), has somehow managed to use less 2010 vacation time than she thought, and has more unused days remaining than she is allowed to roll over into 2011; and WHEREAS The Blogger … Continue reading

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Podcath Part II

It’s been about 18 months since I made my first forays into the world of podcasts, and I am officially hooked! Thanks to some excellent suggestions in the comments of my last podcast post, some recommendations from my hilarious new … Continue reading

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Springing back

I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow! Really exciting news, eh? Well, it is to me! I haven’t had a hair cut for months, because I just haven’t had the time. Literally every weekend since the beginning of the Olympics has … Continue reading

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Steepness in Seattle

Treebeard was wrong: going South does NOT feel like going downhill. (Well, except for the bits that actually were downhill. But some of those bits were really hard, too). But let’s start at the beginning… (BTW this is a really … Continue reading

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I did it!

I got sunburned, soaked to the skin, and (probably) shot at, but I did it! And I wasn’t last to finish! Not even close to last! I have early meetings and late work dinners this week, but I’ll try to … Continue reading

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"How much have YOU done?"

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is now just a few days away! At some ungodly time on Saturday morning I will be off and pedalling on the first of two consecutive 130 km days! Erm, yay? The last few weeks … Continue reading

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