Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ride home for Friday, 20 April

Went over to IdealBikes after work and (after much fiddling about) got their server up and running. I ended up trashing the Windows install as that was pretty well toasted, and put Ubuntu on there instead. After a lengthy wait while Ubuntu downloaded packages over a slightly flaky wireless Internet connection (average speed of around 15kB/sec) the install finally completed, and I was able to get a desktop going that was also doing DHCP, DNS and NAT gatewaying - as well as, most importantly, a Samba file share for the music on that machine...

Fast ride home as I left fairly late and wanted to get home before the pubs started emptying. Got home to a reminder from Peter about Critical Mass - CKDU are going to broadcast a special Critical Mass themed show on Friday evening, so Peter's encouraging everyone to bring along portable radios to listen to the show. This should mean we have music for the ride without depending on one unit - which, last time, was a boombox Peter found in a thrift store that was a bit lacking in volume!

No ride down to the Farmer's Market for Saturday as we went down by car; I had to go to work and pick up a whole bunch of stuff that was getting thrown out (since we're moving offices), then my wife dropped me off at the Farmer's Market to do my shopping while she went to the superstore with the sprog to do her shopping, and we met up at the superstore after that. The car was stuffed full, the sprog ended up carrying a box of nappies home on his lap! Saw Mr Pants at the Farmer's Market, unfortunately Mrs Pants was ill with something she'd picked up.

Went out with the sprog Saturday afternoon on his bike for a two hour ride:



He enjoyed it but it wiped him out - he had an hour long nap when we got home, then he slept for 14 hours Saturday night!

Distance logged: 11.527km
Time: 33:12
Average speed: 20.8km/hr
Max speed: 50.5 km/hr
Temperature: 13C
Cumulative distance: 2551.185km
Cumulative cost per km: $0.29
Monthly distance: 517.563km
Monthly cost per km: $0.82

3 Comments:

Blogger Darren J said...

Sweet ride! Is that what tricycles look like now, or is it just because his dad appreciates good quality wheels?

Sunday, April 22, 2007 11:03:00 pm  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sweet! Sounds like you and your boy had a great ride! Nothing like riding to give me a good night sleep. :)

Monday, April 23, 2007 1:41:00 am  
Blogger Knox Gardner said...

Smile on the Sprog, AWESOME.

That is some bike riding happiness.

Knox

Monday, April 23, 2007 3:00:00 am  

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