Category Archives: Cycling

Cycling Mont Ventoux

I took a few days off recently, to go to Provence for three days of cycling with a friend from the Geography department at Durham, John Thompson. We stayed in Bédoin and did a 45 mile ride the first day as a … Continue reading

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Cycling the Sea of Galilee

One of the things I did on my recent trip to Israel was to cycle round the Sea of Galilee. A cycle-path is being developed around much of this, but there are some parts where you need to use the … Continue reading

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More novels read in 2012

At the end of June I posted a list of the novels I’d read so far in 2012. Here are those I read between July and today the end of the year- not all are novels, as there are a few books about … Continue reading

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The Lance Armstrong Network

Another remarkable map – the connections between Lance Armstrong, business and the cycling world. It’s a huge image but clicking on the compressed version below will take you to the original location.

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Planned Cities seen from space

Wired has some striking images (via Antoine Bousquet). The one I’ve included above is Canberra, and you can get a sense of this view when flying in – it’s a small enough city that you can see a lot in … Continue reading

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Books received

A pile of books from Stanford UP in recompense for review work, mainly Agamben ones I didn’t have before, a couple of novels, the new issue of Society and Space, and two books by Durham authors (that I need to … Continue reading

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Haruki Murakami on writing and running

Thanks to Oliver Belcher for the link – a piece about novelist Haruki Murakami’s views on writing and running. What does a novelist/writer need? For Murakami, it’s three things - talent, focus and endurance. Fortunately, these two disciplines—focus and endurance—are different … Continue reading

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