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Karl “The Jackal” Roche
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Disruptive communicator, cyclist
Disruptive communicator, cyclist

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Last race of the cyclocross season. No rain but lots of mud. Kids had a great day, Zoe played football after her race. Team championships - U12 came 4th. Youth 1st, Senior/Vets 5th. Overall and great day. Phoebe took the individual girls U12 and Zoe 2nd U10 girls. 
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06/02/2017
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Node-RED update with Nick O'Leary


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First season in cyclocross for the kids and it's been great fun.

Phoebe finished 2nd overall, U12 Girls. Zoe 3rd U10s. Surprising progression from the utter shock of racing in their first race, to a walk in the park for Phoebe yesterday, where she started tracking down the top boys. Along the way they've had lots of falls, knocks, bruises and tears. But also smiles, cake, new friends and wins.

Phoebe goes up to the youth cat next year, it's going to be tough with fewer, if any podiums. She'll ride the full course with a doubling of race length to 30 mins. Zoe stays in U10s and hopes to keep up her cake consumption and get more wins. 
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30/01/2017
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Not my video and I'm not in it but this kids makes a film at every stage. TL;DW? Skip to the last 30 secs.. #cyclocross 

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Cold morning at Jubilee Park in Leytonstone but a great location for round 12 of London CX League. A lovely park if you are ever in that area, great kids playground.
http://www.davehaywardphotos.com/Cycling/CycloCross
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24/01/2017
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Nice day at the park yesterday at #YuleCross at Beckenham Place Park.
Slightly less than well organised. Thankfully the commis from BC got the thing on track but the rider numbers weren't on site in the morning and the course hadn't been marked out.

Not a huge turnout but many of the top riders came to get some much needed fresh air and practice in. Fast course with two sandpits. One of which had a plank in front of it so you had to run. Other than that not really technical.

Everyday sexism? Slightly disappointing that only the first girl got a podium while the boys had top 3. Organisers said it was because there were fewer girls. However, looking at the results there were 11 of each. Anyone would wonder why fewer girls stay in cycling...
Phoebe 1st, Zoe 2nd, Me 14th
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28/12/2016
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Getting a new bike for Christmas? Well if it's a MTB or CX bike you might like to pop along to #YuleCross on Dec 27th in Lewisham.

Kids, youth, women, men and novices races. Never raced cross and fancy a go and burn of some Christmas pudding then this is a great chance on what was a golf course. Mountain bikes can race.

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/157537/Beastway-Lewisham-YuleCross-2016
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22/12/2016
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Conversational interfaces in BMW i8 Vehicles?

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Don't think I need to explain anything here.. both in the same paper.
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08/12/2016
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