I’m moving

Well, not me. Rather, my cycling posts will now be found on simplycycling. I’ll be writing posts more regularly so it made sense to give them their own space.

Roller Training Update

Back on the rollers fairly regularly now. It’s become part of my standard morning routine – it beats trudging around to the garage to use the turbo trainer – but there’s a problem. I can now maintain about 20 minutes at a reasonable cadence/speed (about 15mph) but that’s not the issue. No…it’s the fact that…

Currently reading…

“Adventures of the world’s greatest stuntman” by Vic Armstrong. Many years ago a friend expressed a desire to go leaping off buildings and throwing himself down stairs. I even recall a memorable time when I drove into him in a pub car park, to the horror of an old couple leaving the pub who thought…

What’s the point of…Training

I’m not a competitive cyclist and don’t need to spend hours training for a race in which I’d likely be battered by all but the most junior club cyclist. Actually, that last part may not even be the case. Anyway, the point is that I could just go out on a weekend without having to…

Too many bikes?

I’m beginning to think I have too many bikes. There, I’ve said it. Perhaps an explanation is in order for such a controversial statement. What I really mean is that I have too many bikes that really don’t get used as much as they should. So, let’s just go through them… My main “go-to” bike…

Big Day for Cycle Training

Why is it a big day? Well, I’ve got a turbo trainer in the garage – which gets used fairly regularly in the crappy Winter weather – but I’d read that rollers offer a different type of training. You have to focus more and it improves balance and stability on the bike. With Turbo trainers…

WileyFox Swift Battery Drain

Got a nice new WileyFox Swift to replace my ageing Samsung Wave. So the Swift is running Android – well Cyanogen – and the Wave wasn’t. Also, the Wave was clearly not a Smartphone in the current sense and the Swift is. Nevertheless, as lovely as the Swift is, the battery drain is pretty shocking….

Unit4 Financials elements

Needed to test an element master with loads of addresses associated to it. Used this .NET code to generate 2,000 addresses V13Webservices.ElementMasterService svc = new V13Webservices.ElementMasterService(); svc.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(@”INSTALL”, “INSTALL”); V13Webservices.GetRequest req = new V13Webservices.GetRequest(); req.Key = new V13Webservices.elmFullKey(); req.Key.CmpCode=”LIB”; req.Key.Code=”ELM1000″; req.Key.Level=1; try { V13Webservices.GetResponse resp = svc.Get(req); Console.WriteLine(“{0}”, resp.Element.ElementStatus.ToString()); V13Webservices.Element elm = new…

SQL Server

Got asked a question the other day regarding helping out with a SQL query. The idea was to find any documents in a particular year/period that didn’t have entries in oas_missing. I looked at it and realised an EXCEPT operator would be ideal. select cmpcode, doccode, docnum from oas_dochead where (yr = ‘2015’ and period…

First blog

So, started this blog for no real reason and I hope to add to it on a regular basis. It will probably just be mundane ramblings but here goes…