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John Ascroft
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Fastest to the end of my street?
I've wanted to try this for a while... What is the fastest to the end of my street? Bike, car, or walking? I expected it to be walk, car, bike in that order - but no. For each test I started in the hall dressed normally, with all the doors shut. For the car...

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Two months since my last post
So much has happened - absolute turmoil. So no posts, although in some ways writing the blog is something that I enjoy and that helps me with perspective. First thing is that following my fall in Dunedin, I had a CT scan that showed that I'd had a stroke in...

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I'm not just in it for the money!
Hi, Early on I decided to log my commuting riding separately from my other (more mountain-bikey) riding. This has been great, and I use Runkeeper for the commuting, and Strava for the other. It keeps all the commute stuff off Strava, but still lets me keep ...

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Biking for mental health
Difficult subject this. I'd noticed that I was feeling very happy while I was riding my bike, and for some time afterwards. And then I noticed that generally I was feeling better most of the time. Which made me think - is biking a way to improve mental heal...

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Back in the saddle!
Well, it's been over a fortnight since I last rode. Unfortunately this was due to an accident  I had which kind of curtailed my capabilities for a while. Not a bike accident I hasten to add, but a nasty fall that left me with facial injuries. Anyway, today ...

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A bad thing happens - a lesson for the future
A lovely day in Christchurch today, and I went back to McLean's Island to try out the track on my new bike. There were a few more people around than the last time I was there, including quite a few families with young children, as well as the gnarly expert ...
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