Cyprus 2013 just been booked!

I am so happy, the family is going back to Cyprus next year! We booked the apartment and flights today. We’re flighting out on Wednesday 25th September 2013 and coming back on Saturday 5th October 2013.

I know it’s a good number of months away. But really can’t wait to go back. I was so sad, last time on the way home. Thinking I would never go back. I am also out again for my birthday. So another one on the beach!!

Looking like 2013 is going to be another great year!!

My favourite photos : Jul – Dec 2012

Below are my favourite photos from each month between July and December 2012. Why not pick your own and let me know which ones like, by commenting below.

July
RST Pro Series 1 Piece Leather Suit

August
Wetsuit cycling

September
All dressed up for the Wedding

October
My hotel room in The National Piping Centre

November
Kieran and myself

December
Adidas full body suit

My favourite photos : Jan – Jun 2012

Below are my favourite photos from each month between January and June 2012. Why not pick your own and let me know which ones like, by commenting below.

January
Winter cycling gear

More photos from January at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/search/archive/2012-01.

Feb
blueseventy axium wetsuit

More photos from February at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/search/archive/2012-02.

March
Rutland Water

More photos from March at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/search/archive/2012-03.

April
Wetsuit cycling

More photos from April at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/search/archive/2012-04.

May
Sailing on Loch Lomond

More photos from May at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/search/archive/2012-05.

June
Adidas full body suit

More photos from June at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/search/archive/2012-06.

Merry Christmas everyone!! xx

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all have a great day. I will leave you will this video I found on YouTube! Yes I know, I posted the same one last year! But it still makes me smile, so had to post it again!!

December 2012 cycling statistics

Garmin Edge 705 GPSYes I know that December is not fully over. But I am now in Scotland till next year! So will not be doing any more cycling till I get back. So I may as well just post the cycling statistics from December now.

My yearly total now stands at 5,289.5 miles. Total miles since April 2003 is now at 26,915.3.

Here is the data from December 2012:-

  • Total cycles: 8.
  • Total Distance: 142 miles.
  • Total Time: 11:37:18 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.2 mph.
  • Max Time: 2:16:29 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 35.5 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 17.75 miles.
  • Max Distance: 26.94 miles.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Most popular photos : Jan – Jun 2012

Below are the most looked at photos on this website. Between January and June 2012.

January 2012 : 250 views
PBK Team Long Sleeve Skinsuit + HJC ZF-10 Karlie helmet

February 2012 : 323 views
Neoprene Sleepsack

March 2012 : 265 views
Wetsuit cycling

April 2012 : 202 views
Wetsuit cycling

May 2012 : 123 views
PBK Team Long Sleeve Skinsuit + HJC ZF-10 Karlie helmet

June 2012 : 610 views
Adidas full body suit

Poll : What gear I should do photos in?

After work, I am going to do some photos. Please pick from the selection below.

Adidas full body suitblueseventy axium wetsuit

RST Pro Series 1 Piece Leather SuitSpider-Man suit

What gear should I do photos in?

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CityLink (ShittyLink) was 6 days late!!

After paying for next day delivery, which I am sure means the next day! Not 6 days later like it took City Link.

Below the tracking history from there website. The one dated 14/12/2012. Really pissed me off, since they did not come. I was in all day and so was next door. And of course no card was left.

It’s here at long last. Which is the main thing, I guess!

Citylink tracking histor (13-12-12 to 20-12-12)

Why are CityLink (ShittyLink) so shit??

City LinkWhy are City Link so crap? When you order something and pay for next day delivery that should mean next day!

I ordered my item on Thursday. City Link’s online tracking system, said I would get it Friday. Then later that day it said “There was no one to receive the goods at the delivery point so a card was left.” Which is a lot of crap. No card was left and I was in all day.

Then I phoned up on Monday, to ask when I would be getting it. I was told Tuesday. Since they had no drivers for my area on Monday. By this point, I was starting to get pissed off.

Then on Tuesday, I was told it would turn up for sure. Then at 6:50pm GMT the website said “These goods are in our network.” Meaning the driver, wanted to go home.

Brings on to today (Wednesday). I have yet again been told. I will get it. It’s now gone 3:00pm. Meaning I have to leave for work in the next 2 hours. Will it turn up?? I very much doubt it!!!

And also had this email from them today.

“Dear Mr. Gordon Valentine,

Thank you for contacting us.

I’m sorry to hear you’ve yet to receive your consignment however, I am pleased to tell you that your goods have been loaded onto a van this morning. I am afraid that I can’t give you an estimated time of delivery, other than to say it will be today.

If there’s anything else I can help you with, please do contact me.

Once again, thank you for contacting us and please rest assured that your package will be safely with you shortly.

Kind regards”

Today… I doubt that, been told that so many fucking times this week.

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