I pedalled in on my Ridgeback this morning via the cut, nothing to report at all, a totally standard pedal. Other than I started out a bit later than I would have liked, I seem to be having trouble getting my arse out of bed lately. Not like me at all.
Started: 1 Jun 2010 05:57:43
Ride Time: 48:32
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.83 miles
Average: 13.89 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 31.52 miles/hr
Climb: 174 feet
The TV repair man finally showed at 1130hrs yesterday and swapped the box over as predicted, with yet another "I'm amazed, because I never have to swap boxes over" statement. Every Virgin engineer in my house has said that. They're either trained to say that, or it's some sort of weird Pavlovian engineer type response.
He also came out with some techy type bollocks that it's probably the TV affecting the boxes with a power feedback loop through the Cable Box! Yeah right. I didn't mention the fact that I was in the Royal Signals for 12 years and know a bit about comms systems and switchs so I know when I'm being bullshitted! Anyway, I now have a working TV but for how long?
I've started studying the OS maps around my area for some new off road and leisure cycle routes. I''ve already spotted a pretty good 40 miler, which takes in a bit of road and a lot of towpath, very roughly it's a pedal over to Solihull, get on the Grand Union Canal at Catherine-De-Barnes, pedal South until roughly Wooten Wawen where you pick up the Stratford on Avon Canal which brings you back North West to Kings Norton and NCR5. I'm trying to con my mate Ski to pedal that with me. I'll be definately be doing that one whatever though.