Dec 102018
 

That’s me just completed another Strava challenge. This time the “The ROKA Dirty 30 Challenge“.

Please do check out my profile at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine and better still follow me. Oh and do remember, if it’s not on Strava, it did not happen! FACT!!!!

Dec 092018
 

Near GlencoeThat’s me now done 52,500.1 miles of cycling, since April 2003! Got to say, I am well pleased with that!

Here is a break down of how many miles, I’ve done each year.

Total : 52,500.1 miles.

Dec 082018
 

Here are the First Santa Morphsuit photos of 2018. Turns out, I’ve not done any photos, wearing it since 2015! Oh and yes, I had a wetsuit on under it, to keep myself nice and warm!

Santa Morphsuit
Santa Morphsuit
Santa Morphsuit

Even more photos of myself wearing the Santa Morphsuit can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/santa-morphsuit/

Dec 082018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 9th December 2018)

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos lie the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux? The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

River Walks (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

The Severn. Shobna Gulati takes a revealing stroll through Shropshire and Worcestershire along a now tranquil and quiet stretch of the Severn River which was once the hub for hundreds of boats that served the industries which had grown up along its banks. It is a voyage of discovery Shobna, as she learns about a part of the country that is a world away from her native north west.

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The mood on Duncan changes with the news that a chemical weapon is reported to have been used in Salisbury. When a second chemical attack takes place, this time in Syria, the ship goes to action stations for the very first time.

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

Intended as an efficient, economical way of moving freight, the emergence of express trains revolutionised society with the demand for fast travel.

Oxford Street 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 13th December 2018)

Documentary series following the army of workers who keep one of London’s busiest shopping streets moving. London is melting in the grip of a heatwave, plus the annual Pride Parade is taking place. The heat results in nearly 200 casualties, tons of rubbish, dogs on death’s door, celebrity photographers and summer crowds late into the night.

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 14th December 2018)

Michael Buerk and John Sergeant sail around the UK coast. On the biggest test of their seamanship yet, Michael and John set sail alone. In sole charge of the Bonaventure, can they make it safely from Falmouth to Brixham? But first, they must decide who is to be captain…

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Dec 062018
 

Depression, can do one! Been out on the bike again, at last! I may have, only did 12.02 miles. But just pleased, I got back you on the bike! So only need to do, another 21.1 miles and I can say, I’ve done more miles than, in December of last year! 🙂

2XU A:1 Active wetsuit
2XU A:1 Active wetsuit

Dec 052018
 

Due to lot’s of things happen on other websites, I’ve been spending lot’s of time, moving photos back to this website! So, I have full control over them, how my data is used etc!

Also since Flickr, now only let’s you host 2,500 photos, and the less said about Tumblr, the better! Can’t see them, being about much longer!!!

So first of all, I’ve been moving all the photos, I’ve taken at the Peterborough Greyhounds photos back over to this website!! Got to say, I’ve had many good times at work, over the years!

Dec 052018
 

I’ve just had a email from my host, saying that the monthly cost of hosting is going up! Right now, I pay £5.95 a month, that’s going up to £7.95. But, I don’t really mind, since 34SP.com, over all gives a great service.

Right now, I get…

  • 50GB website storage space
  • Flexible shared hosting usable for multiple CMS or custom code
  • Site builder with unlimited pages
  • MySQL and PHP7 support
  • Subdomain support
  • Mercury email with 500 mailboxes, webmail, IMAP, POP
  • Advanced anti-spam features
  • SMTP outbound server as standard
  • Weekly backups
  • On-demand Snapshot backups
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL with automated renewal
  • Unlimited transfer and no page limits for standard website usage
  • 100% UK based support over email and phone 365 days a year
  • DDoS protection
  • Advanced shared hosting security
  • SSH access

I’ve looked at other hosts, many times over the year. None of them, then give me half of this stuff! Also the support staff at 34SP.com, are great!

P.S. If you do sign up, with 34SP.com, make sure you fill out the “referred by friend” and enter www.gordon-valentine.com 🙂

Dec 032018
 

Funny that, when people first worked, I had depression, most people checked that, I was OK! That lasted a number of days. Think most people think depression, is like a cold. You just get over it, well you don’t! People telling me, to get over it, cheer up, man up, stop being so gay… Like that helps!

I said to myself, when I put myself on a train like one night after work, i did not want to be in that place again, I am! Don’t worry, not on or anywhere near the train line!

Just wish, I could remember, what is was like to be happy!

Dec 022018
 

Here are my cycling statistics from November 2018. The first half of the month, I did a lot of miles. In the second half, my depression come back. It was hard getting out of bed, never mind going out cycling.

Remember you can follow my cycling adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine.

Here is the data from November 2018:-

  • Total cycles: 16.
  • Total Distance: 315.47 miles.
  • Total Time: 26:33:44 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 11.8 mph.
  • Max Time: 02:28:08 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 33.3 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 19.72 miles.
  • Max Distance: 30.8 (Single cycle)

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month:-

2XU P:1 Propel wetsuit + S10 gas mask2XU P:1 Propel wetsuit

Dec 012018
 

Since a good number of you, have been asking… Here is a Nick and Gordon photo gallery! And the answer, to other question is… No he’s not my boyfriend, we’re just very good friends.

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