Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

February 8, 2009


Filed under: lunacy - mine,new car,work — dgpowell @ 9:23 pm

Never actually made it to Hit The North 1.5 thanks to a car dashboard that didn’t want to work yesterday morning. I’m currently wondering if it just doesn’t like the stupidly cold weather we’re having at the mo’, as the digital clock in the odometer has been resetting itself each time you pop the key in the ignition for the past few weeks. Yesterday was the first time that no of the dials had moved though.
After realising that all the lights still worked I decided to head out anyway, even though i sort of knew i wouldn’t get to the race in time, thinking i could maybe help out or just cheer people on, only to discover that the directions i’d printed off the web were utterly useless (i should have realised i was in trouble when they sent me the wrong way before i’d even left my own road…). I never got there. Damn.

Oh, and after a short while with the heater on full blast, the dashboard jumped into life (it was fine earlier today as well…in fact the clock hadn’t reset itself either). Damn.

Instead I spent the day buried in a database and faffing about with shopp, which is now working quite nicely on a site i cobbled together for a friend at work. (Thanks also go to matt for putting up with me and pointing out the blindingly obvious)

Didn’t ride today either – wasn’t really in the mood to battle through throngs of people who i had no doubt would be out on all the hills, searching for any remaining snow to play in and certainly wasn’t in the mood for ice adventures out riding on the roads. Instead I did some faffing with my upcoming training plan, changing next week from a rest week into a more power based series of workouts (how serious do i sound?!) as a result of having a couple of days off this weekend and started hunting for more races to enter (and hopefully actually get to…)


  1. you didn’t miss anything special. Honest.

    Comment by terrahawk — February 8, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

  2. yeah, all the pics made it look rubbish…all the threads on stw suggest it was poo…and i have no doubt the text from brant saying “ah mate, you’d have loved it” was meant to be sarcastic too

    do another one, i promise i’l turn up 😛

    Comment by dgpowell — February 8, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

  3. Nearly didn’t make it out for a ride today either. Although the fresh snow tempted me out. Just got back from a night ride on Pendle hill in the snow. It was fun, although when I got on the hill, I realised nobody knew I was up there and I didn’t have a phone. Good job I only had only small crash!

    Comment by Rich — February 8, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  4. you need to turn up next time – that bloke on the cross bike who won needed someone to give him a race (cos he kind of left everyone else behind).

    We were saying, “y’know, if Dave were ‘ere…”

    Comment by terrahawk — February 9, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

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