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All done! Good morning London!
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It was surprisingly fun. Riding quiet country lanes in the early morning hours with the full moon out was quite a zen experience. 
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Next batch done: #12 Leominster (pronounced "lem-stir"), #13 Ross on Wye and #14 Stroud. Still sticking to the timetable to within minutes (thanks Google Maps estimates!) so everything is on track. 
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Another two in the bag. #7 Kettering and #8 Dunchurch, which is sneakily located on a lay-by behind a roundabout. 
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Control #4: Harlow. Two virtual controls passed, plus a biggish accident on the M11 just before my exit. 
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Interesting take on the psychology behind the human decision making process.
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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A very interesting #postmortem  of the overrunning engineering works that happened this past December affecting one of London's busiest rail terminals, which had been on my to-read list for too long now. The challenges of this civil engineering project has so many parallels in the software engineering sphere that it still makes for a very useful read: everything from optimistic time projection, lack of proper escalation and communication, to logistics scheduling and unexpected roadblocks when tools not being fit for purpose is only discovered at runtime -- they all make an appearance in what turns out to be a textbook snowballing effect.
Christmas 2014 saw overcrowding at Finsbury Park as the lines to Kings Cross remained closed. What caused the overrun? And what went wrong in the aftermath?
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Employees of the Wakayama Electric Railway in Japan gathered on Sunday to mourn the loss of their beloved colleague Tama, who had served as stationmaster at the Kishi station in western Japan since 2007. Now, the passing of a local railway employee isn't normally newsworthy, but this was no ordinary stationmaster. Not only did Tama have thousands of fans, she also happened to...
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She was the only female board level executive in the Japanese Railway system, a sad loss for diversity.
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And a whole bunch more done: #15 Carterton, #16 Swindon, #17 Devizes, #18 Chipping Sodbury, #19 Warminster and #20 Amesbury. Beautiful sunset and blood moon. Riding past Stonehenge just as daylight starts breaking in freezing fog was pretty surreal. 
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#9 Meriden, #10 Halesowen and #11 Stourport done. Dropped the bike in a most embarrassing way by slipping on gravel just as I was getting ready to leave a control. Ego severely damaged. Also found this friendly guy. 
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Nope, not this time round ;-) It would be problematic doing 540 miles in 20 hours that way! 
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Controls #5 & #6: Stevenage and St Neots, Hertfordshire. Still on track time wise and a quarter way done. 
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Starting control: Maidstone, Kent. Not a lot of people starting this far southeast, apparently. 
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Hottest day in England, and then an impromptu shower. Coincidence? I think not.

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A water pipe explodes in south London, sending a jet of water around 50ft high into the sky.
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Delightful little deli-slash-coffee shop. Lovely selection of local produce, including interesting liquors. Friendliest staff and very accommodating to our large group's demands.
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Find your inner kid again! Gets pretty crowded with children at times, but the $15 pick and mix tubs are good value.
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Massive showcase store for the brand, so everything is on show and available. Friendly staff helping clueless men all over.
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Decent if pricy lunch in this tourist hotspot. Lovely view over the bay, with the D-day caissons clearly visible at low tide.
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Expensive steaks (around $50 and up), but not overly so by New York standards. Great quality meat, and the wine selection neatly complements the food. Delicious crème brulé.
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Amazing seafood in this small seaside village. We actually felt underdressed - locals here seen to take great pride in still dressing up a bit for a fancy dinner. Highly recommend the massive plate of fruits de mer.
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Amazing little B&B lovingly restored over eight years by a delightful English couple. If you need a quiet, serene getaway for a week, this would be a perfect choice. Mont St Michel is close by, so you can get there early before the massive crowds descend.
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