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Agile work practices are killing my blog…sob

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Dear Rouleurs,

It’s been a while, since my last blog. Unfortunately the day to day drama of working in an agile workforce has become a sinkhole of wasted time. Oh well they pay me I turn up. C’est la vie…

Unfortunately, this has meant much less time to work on this blog. It’s also not helping that my adorable half pint daughter is not sleeping through the night…. Sigh. So this means much less available time and energy to do blogs and generally reflect on MMT’s experience of cycling. Happily, MMT’s weekly kilometres ridden has stayed fairly consistent since Christmas.

With the exception of a couple of minor colds and a deeply peculiar skin virus, MMT’s health has been very good. A quick glance at MMT’s Strava account reveals a steady average of 170 Kilometres a week. Hooray, MMT supposes, that for a near 50 year old man this should be cause for celebration.

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Anyhow, enough wingeing and onto the subject of this blog. MMT spied this awesome piece of…. Street art or philosophy on the Gill’s Diner sign last week and thought it was worth putting pen to paper to publicize it.

MMT doesn’t know who chalked this memorable quote but they clearly have a strong grasp of theology. Hopefully MMT will be feeling more chipper and write a less self indulgent blog next time.

Until next time ride safe


Marv’s June Bike Log


Dear Rouleurs,

June was a great month in the life of MMT.  Team MMT gained a new member in the form of Audrey Jane, ‘AJ’ for short.  Much less welcome this month was the cold, windy and occasionally wet weather that arrived.  Whilst these are ideal conditions for ski bunnies they are lousy conditions for a new father with a cycling addiction. With Mum recovering from the pregnancy, this meant MMT had some serious non-cycling, entirely non-negotiable household duties.

Given this and a very painful but minor injury that kept MMT off the bike for 2 weeks, its a wonder that I got anywhere near 500km this month.  Hence my weekly distance count as a distinct dip in it now, marking the first time this year that I had a week of ZERO kilometres ridden.    Still I’ve passed 3,500 Km and I’m still about 580 Km ahead of target.


Again I have no events planned for July, as I’ll be glued to the 2016 version of the Tour De France and entering untold levels of sleep deprivation.

Until next blog, ride safe.