29 May 2012

いち に さん し

White Man in Brixton
One of my favourite concerts was Kraftwerk at the Brixton Academy I cant recall the year but I remember I had my bosses BMW for the weekend and drove my mates down to Brixton. The show opening blew me away, dry ice clearing to reveal the four robots at their keyboards. More dry ice and the robots turned into the guys! Very limited movement, no between tracks chat, and no smiling!
Very Teutonic!
This track taught me to count up to 8 in about 6 languages!

The post title was a comment on You Tube - I dont know what it means but was hoping it meant Eech Nee San Chee in Japanese.

28 May 2012

26 May 2012

Ryder Hesjedal

Not much blogging recently! 
Probably because I'm pi$$ed at being injured.
I have just finished my 4th and last course of lithotripsy and have been advised not to run for 10 weeks!
Can you imagine it, 10 more weeks! 
At this stage I am seeing no improvement in the heel but I am hoping that the agitation caused by the lithotripsy is stirring things up and now the bodies natural healing processes come into play and slowly turn things around. I shall give it 4 to 6 weeks and see where I'm at. Might make a call then if no improvement to seek out an alternative remedy. If I'd had known at the outset that I'd be required to not run for 10 weeks after the treatment I might have sought an alternative.
In the meantime I have been continuing to cycle nearly every day. 
Like my running I am into routine and cycle a safe 28km each morning. The course has some elevations which I work very hard on. My morning cycles average about 24kph and my weekend afternoon spins are about 27kph. 
I challenged myself to get around the course in bottom gear the whole way which required some Herculean effort on the up hills, but managed it OK. 
I have not been chicked for a long while but maybe getting up at 4.30am I'm managing to avoid the serious competition.
I feel I am really getting into my cycling,I have just bought 3 new cycling tops, new lights and serviced my bike. Have been enjoying watching the Giro when I can and hoping to see Ryder Hesjedal make some more moves in the closing couple of stages.
Ryder could not have a better name for cyclist!

11 May 2012

Pete Magill: 15:11 for 5K at Age 50

Pete Magill; 15:11 for 5K at Age 50

Pete Magill continues to show the World he is No.1 as he breaks Mike Blakemore's days old USA M50 5000m Record! Click the above link for the Runners World article.

Training to 11th May 2012