Archive for August, 2009

So that’s why it’s called a road bike

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

I went out on my bike on Monday evening, and managed to fall off, embarrassingly.

So when I went out today for a nice cycle (Lisburn and back, 25 miles), I was a little more wary, and paid a bit more attention to what I was doing. And so now I think I understand what went wrong. Like a teenager going too fast in a sports car on twisty country roads, my new road bike is a bit too fast for twisty pedestrian paths.

This conclusion came as a bit of a surprise to me, I have to admit. But it turns out that my road bike can go from nought to quite fast for a bike without me having to try very hard. So I was simply going too fast to turn the corner when I came off on Monday. This never happened before on my mountain bike, because it took more effort to reach a decent speed.

So it’s much easier to ride on a road, and I guess that’s why it’s called a road bike.

Did you know

Friday, August 21st, 2009

that a bailiff cannot enter your house by force, but can come in through any open doors or windows.

So watch those windows!!

Things I learned this evening

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
  1. I hate it when I get to the gym and realise that I’ve forgotten my headphones, and can’t listen to my own music. Instead I have to listen to Kiss, which is truly awful. Why is the music in the gym always so bad?
  2. At the end of the stupid house-buying program that was on tv (in the gym), it said in the credits that he house prices were accurate in Autumn 2007. That’s nearly 2 years ago, and house prices have dropped like a brick since then. That explains why the people featured looked so smug – they’d sold their old house for a fortune no doubt, and had no fears of their new mortgage. Channel 4 – shouldn’t these episodes be dumped in the bin rather than be shown?
  3. Big Brother is still irritating when you can’t hear what they are saying. That was on tv in the gym too – I promise!!

On tv

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I’m catching up on all the stuff I’ve been recording over the past few months. In the past week I’ve seen the series finishers for Lost, Fringe, and Heroes.

All of them were pretty good, with a nice build up that explained a few new things, wrapped up a few loose ends, but then left me wanting more. Which I suppose is exactly what they’re meant to do. The other good news is that because I got so far behind, the long summer of having nother on tv is nearly over, and I haven’t suffered too badly.

I’ve also been enjoying Season 1 and now Season 2 of Smallville on DVD. It’s fairly lightweight, but it is fun.