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On the road again…

Posted March 20th, 2006

We were getting pretty tired by this pointWe are really loving our cycling. So much so that on Sunday we decided to tackle one of the classic British trips — London to the seaside town of Brighton. We weren’t sure if we’d make it, to be honest, but somehow our legs held out for all 130km of cycling. Yes, that’s right, 130km or about 80 miles down the National Cycle Networks 20 and 21. Phew! Many people start from just inside the M25 but we started from the Thames, thus the slightly longer distance. We were really impressed with how well signed the route was until Crawley, but from Crawley onward it got really difficult. We highly recommend the Sustrans map if you’re going to attempt this one. Some stats:

* We spent 7 hours 49 minutes on our bikes pedalling
* We averaged 16.2km/hour
* Our fastest speed was 43.5km/hour
* We went a total of 127.66km
* We started at about 8am from the Cutty Sark in Greenwich and reached Brighton Pier at just past 6pm

Day Trip to Brighton

Posted August 27th, 2005

I took a little trip to Brighton on Friday — a well earned day off work after covering double shifts and weekends for colleagues.* WPG2 Plugin Not Validated ** WPG2 Plugin Not Validated ** WPG2 Plugin Not Validated * I met Jayme there, a Canadian friend who is teaching in Southampton, and we had a nice day out shopping and lunching. There aren’t many pictures here but just a few things that caught my eye, including the new puzzle craze in the UK, Sudoku. I am really starting to enjoy photography now in a way I haven’t for ages. The digital camera makes it so easy to play and this website makes it very easy to share. Perfect!

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