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Part 2: New Royal Mail Centre – Strood, Kent (Aerial Shot)

Tuesday January 24, 2012

I had forgotten to post the photo below having posted back in July about the new Royal Mail Centre in Strood, Kent.

I took this photograph whilst out for a birthday flight over Kent back in October.  This shows progress on the site as of the 2nd of October 2011.  Click the image for a larger photo.

©2011 DaveOnDahon

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Bicycle Storage Ideas

Sunday January 8, 2012

Image from 'Apartment Therapy'

Looking for some ideas about how and where to store your bike, but you’re in a smaller house or apartment?  Head over to Apartment Therapy and have a look at some of the methods they’ve found.  Turn your bike into a wall-mounted masterpiece!

Link: Apartment Therapy

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Happy New Year – 2012

Saturday December 31, 2011

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve, the 31st of December 2011.  It’s 1730 and the countdown to the new year is under way with countries in the eastern hemisphere having already marked the occasion.

Hopefully 2012 will be a great year for everyone reading this post and that it brings all you want/need/desire.  I’m going to get back out cycling and enjoy the open roads a bit more in the new year.  I hope you all have a great cycling year ahead.

Happy New Year everyone!

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Christmas: all done…

Thursday December 29, 2011

Well, that’s Christmas over with for another year.  A little heavier after all the food, I’m now looking at the Dahon and thinking that 2012 has to be a more active cycling year!

I’ve got my eye on a new cycle rack for the car – a Thule roof-mounted system – so that should help.  The ‘future-wife’ (!) is keen to break her bike free from the shed too so having the rack on the car will give us more options to explore other parts of the country on the bikes.

The Dahon was running well before Christmas but today still has the puncture which it got on my last ride.  That’s going to be repaired this week whilst I’m off work for the Christmas/New Year period.  I still enjoy the Dahon and riding it makes me smile even when the stress and pressures of work  are getting me down.

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Merry Christmas!

Friday December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Image From HowLongUntil.net

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Early New Year’s Resolution?

Saturday December 3, 2011

I’ve got a New Year’s resolution already: get out on the bikes more in 2012!  This year has been VERY quiet on the cycling front for me and I feel very guilty that the bikes haven’t really been out much at all.  This has to change next year.

Work and other things have limited my cycling this year, but I have to not let that happen in 2012.

I’m stating this resolution now so that I have a month to get it into my little head before January 1st and the resolution comes into force!

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Help!: Spot Satellite Messenger

Sunday November 27, 2011

This is Spot.  I found this little gadget online having received a (paper) catalogue from a shop I’ve recently bought from.

Spending a lot of my leisure time outside, either cycling, walking or taking photographs, this device appeals to me.  It’s an emergency location and SOS device.

If you’re in the middle of nowhere and you’re injured, simply press the SOS button and your location (GPS) and SOS are sent via satellite to the GEOS rescue centre who coordinate your rescue with local emergency services.  As it’s based on satellite communication, it will work even when you can’t get a mobile/cell signal on your phone!

It’s £144 on Amazon and there’s an annual fee, but can you really put a price on safety?  I wish I’d had this when I cycled across the UK – it can even report your location so your friends and family can track your progress.

If you’re always outdoors or planning an epic cycle ride, consider getting one of these.  It’s on my ‘wishlist’!

Spot: website

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