In town this evening for dinner with an old friend in Soho... so I couldn't resist a walk down memory lane. 18 West Central Street to be precise. At the risk of sounding slightly mawkish, with all the pain and turmoil in my life this past year, standing outside the empty shell that was once The End nightclub made me realise how happy and contented I was during my tenure; I was part of something greater than the sum of its parts. I honestly hope that the building is never torn down.
It's a cruel cruel world when a superhuman like Mike Hall checks out. The absolute worst news to wake up to. One of those people who you could truly believe were invincible. Mike, I remember when I "briefly met" you in June 2014. You were racing the TransAm and leading the pack, you tore past me on a mountain decent in Virginia with a huge grin on your face and waved at me, whilst I was struggling up. I stopped and thought to myself... "DAMN!". I wish I'd been able to turn and catch you, just to simply shake your hand. Thank you for all your moments of inspiration, brilliance, guts and the shear audacity of what you achieved, you showed us all what cycling should be about. You most certainly got me dreaming bigger... RIP #mikehall "Nothing that is worth having ever comes easy" 🚴🏻🌍🇬🇧
Just been out and about with the ol' partner in crime! Ninjaaaaas
Decided to cycle from Chelmsford to Cambridge and back today, for a round trip of 110miles, no way near fit enough but whatevs. Wasn't counting on it being this #scorchio. This was sometime around midday(ish) I think, 10miles east of Cambridge. 75miles in and I'm feel like a million billion fucking dollars. #distancecycling
Chelmsford to Cambridge Loop: 8:30am this morning
A moment of zen up on Highlands Park this evening...
Jaw-dropping levels of computer sec incompetence on display here... A few minutes ago a guy sits opposite me on a crowded commuter train and opens his company laptop. I instantly notice the large "USERNAME / PASSSWORD" labels attached to the body of the device. And what pray tell is the password I hear you say? "Password1"!!! Fucking mental. This shit drives me mad. Their #sysadmin needs to be taken out and shot. #infosec#couldntmakethisshitup
Regretting booking the early train back from Stoke. Regretting drinking shots at the hotel bar at 2am this morning. Regretting the loud shouty post-brexit debate with my cab driver. Uuuuurrrgh. Today is going to be a long day!