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DoD: Three Years Old

Tuesday July 26, 2011

Today, the 26th of July 2011, marks this blog’s third birthday!

Three years ago today I posted the very first post in my blog, a blog to provide other riders with information on Dahon bikes and primarily my experiences with these great machines.

Although I’ve so far failed to cycle this year (I know, it’s bad!!!) I still have the passion for cycling and my love of my Dahon is still strong – it’s just work is getting in the way more often! I just need to change things and readdress my work-life balance! (Don’t we all?!).

I hope the blog continues to help other cyclists.

Keep riding!

Dave

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Charity Fame

Friday April 23, 2010

Having completed my 300+ mile cycle ride, and being met by the Mayor of Fishguard and Goodwick, my little adventure made it into the press!  Front page of the County Echo and into the Community pages of the Western Telegraph.

Scans of the reports from each of the newspapers are shown below.

County Echo

Front Page of the County Echo

Western Telegraph

Community Section of the Western Telegraph

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307 Miles For Charity

Sunday April 18, 2010

At the beginning of 2010 I was keen to make the most of the year ahead and to get out and spend more time on my bikes.  I began to plan a number of rides and challenges, from short local rides to longer more intense ‘journeys’.

One of the major journeys I was planning was to cycle from my home in Rochester, Kent, to my parents’ home in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire – a distance in excess of 300 miles (483km).  Then I began thinking a little more about it…

In the latter half of 2009 my father was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.  I didn’t know much about the disease so thought I’d take a look around.  Then I found the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), a registered charity, which supports sufferers and families in addition to funding awareness and research programmes.

So, with that in mind, I decided to cycle the 300+ miles and raise money for the MNDA at the same time…

Read the full story of my charity cycle ride, my struggles, the kit I took and review my route via this link.

(Click the link above to view my full Charity Ride report or click below to donate to the cause!)

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Blog Down

Thursday February 18, 2010

This blog has been down for quite a while tonight, Thursday (around 2200 GMT).

WordPress.com who host the blog was down therefore taking this and other blogs down with it.

Back up now.

🙂

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Winter Is Coming

Sunday September 27, 2009

exWell, the Dave On Dahon statistics page (not publicly viewable) is showing that winter is on its way and that the nights are drawing in.

My posts on the Cateye HL-EL450 and the NiteRider MiNewt Mini USB are climbing the popularity rank.  The Dahon D7HG review and that of the Trek 4300 are always in the top three popular posts but now I’m seeing lighting-related posts becoming more popular.

Shorter days and longer nights appear to be sending the cycling community out to investigate new lighting solutions to help keep them pedalling for longer in these ever shortening days.

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Stop And Say Hello

Thursday September 17, 2009

exHello there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Why not stop a little longer and leave me a comment below.  Let me know who you are and where you’re from.  What led you here to my blog?  What do you think of the place?…

Many of you come and look around, read my posts, look at my photos and click the links – why not say hello?!  😉

It would be good to hear from you.

David

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Dave On Dahon – One Year On

Sunday July 26, 2009

Wow.  Today’s the day!  Dave On Dahon is one!

It was one year ago today that I started this blog.  Where has that year gone?!

Since I started this blog a lot has happened, both in my life and here on the blog.  It’s been a good year and there’s been some good cycling.  As I get more and more into cycling, I’m having more and more fun.  Although I’m spending money on the hobby, it’s saving me money and keeping me fit too.

Here’s to another year!  Another year of cycling fun.  Yay!

Thanks to everyone who reads my posts!

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DoD Visitor Maps

Sunday July 5, 2009

The Dave On Dahon Who’s Among Us maps are pretty populated at the moment with a good range of countries covered.  I like this mapping tool as it gives me a view of where my visitors come from.

I thought I’d capture the maps as they stand today as occasionally they do get reset.  The two below show where the visitors come from.  The second map is the ‘heat map’ which indicates the concentration of visitors.

The third capture below is from the Flag Counter.  This shows visitor count in a different format.  This counter hasn’t been running as long as the Who’s Among Us counter but it’s another interesting way to view the DoD visitor stats.

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If The Blog Helped…

Saturday April 11, 2009

This is my 100th post here in the Dave On Dahon blog!

I hope that my posts have helped sway you to the Dahon side of life or cycling in general.  Maybe the posts have helped with purchases or the photos have been of interest.

I’ll keep posting and letting you know what’s going on with my cycling life and hope to hear more from you.

If you’ve found my posts interesting or they have helped and you’re feeling generous, please consider donating to my cycling funds!  ChipIn collates any donations and the transactions are handled securely via PayPal (you don’t need a PayPal account to donate).

WordPress.com prevents me posting the ChipIn boxes in the blog so nip over to my website to chip in and see how the funds are going.

If you don’t want to donate, please feel free to comment on the posts or email me to let me know of your cycling experiences and views.

Thanks in advance.  Keep reading!

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DoD Visitors

Sunday March 15, 2009

I use Who’s Among Us here on the blog to see who’s online reading at any particular time.  All it does is plot visitors on the map.  I can’t see any more detail than the image below shows but it is interesting to see where readers come from.

The map pins are occassionaly reset/cleared, which is frustrating, but it’s still an interesting thing to watch.

The image below was captured at 2040GMT on 15th March ’09.  Most readers are coming from Europe and the east of the States.

Take a look at the live stats yourself.

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