A couple of months ago — January 22, wow I hadn’t realised it was that long ago — I was knocked off the road bike on the ride home by a guy on a MTB who suddenly braked and turned right without looking back or indicating. Big solid guy on a MTB, he took the front wheel clean out from under me. “Sorry mate, I was only listening for cars,” he said as he looked at the damage before riding off on his way.
One of the bicycles I’ve owned over the years.
A 14spd 700c road bike, Reynolds 501 frame, Shimano 105 equipment.
1990-2009. A road bike that got very little use for many years, since 6 months after buying it I bought a mountain bike and spent all my time on that.
Riding home from work one day in January 2009 I crashed when another rider turned into me, I didn’t realise at the time but it bent the frame.
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.