Look back to 2022…

Yes I know 2022, is not over yet… Starting to look forward to 2023! Just want to get this year over and done with!

It started off very well indeed by going a long walk with Mark G and Cooper. We did the Market Harborough Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

Then a month of so after that, got hold the landlord was selling the house. So we had to find somewhere else to live.

While all that was going on Cooper died. That was back in March and still never got over losing him. Life has never been the same without him! Still miss him, each and everyday!

Then of course, also in March Bugsy come into our life’s! For the first number of months, he was very, very hard work! Also not helped by the fact, he was not Cooper.

Of course, lot’s of good things have happened this year! But, will still be glad to see the back of it!!!

Last cycle of November 2022?!?!

Have a feeling it will be last cycle of November 2022! Since tomorrow, hoping to get Bugsy out a long walk. Then working all day Wednesday. Then of course, Thursday it’s December!

This month, only done 73.6 miles. Which is very bad, when my goal was 130 miles! Not even going to make 2,000 miles this year!

So hoping that, in 2023… I can start to really up them miles again!!

You can check out today’s route at www.strava.com/activities/8180521523

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/11/2022

MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 6:00pm to 9:30pm | Tuesday 29th November 2022)

Wales v England (Kick-off 7.00pm). Group B reaches a conclusion at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, with this eagerly awaited fixture between the home nations. Having had to wait until 2016 for their first meeting in the finals of a major championship, Wales and England now face each other in a World Cup finals for the first time.

Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 30th November 2022)

Kevin McCloud visits homes that, along with being nominated for the RIBA House of the Year prize, have pioneered a new architectural style by fusing mock-Tudor, modernism and industrial chic. A home in Derbyshire that experiments with reorganising space, a small-space design in an infill plot, an eco-extension on a historic cottage in Suffolk and a home in London remodelled complete with a mountain on the roof.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 7:55pm | Friday 2nd December 2022)

The comedian explores the historic city of Oxford and the Chilterns, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She gets her bearings at one of the best preserved 17th-century windmills in the world at Brill, and from there, the scholarly streets of Oxford beckon. Susan has always loved a model village and discovers that the Chilterns has the oldest in the world, complete with working model railway.
(Subtitles, New Episode, Series 4, Episode 6)

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

My main goals for 2023

These are my main goals for 2023. These are not in any order at all…

  • Spend more time up in Scotland!
  • Cycle 100 miles in a single ride! Yes, I keep saying that, maybe 2023 will be when I do it again!
  • Get both bikes serviced and back on the road
  • Cycle at least 3,500 miles (Not even going to make 2,000 miles this year!)
  • Get many more Trophies on Strava!
  • Walk The Dales Way
  • Walk 1,000 miles again in year!
  • Keep my credit card balance below £200!
  • Keep doing record hours at work!
  • Oh and of course, keep a roof over my head which is going to be hard work!

If, I can think of anything else. I will update this post! 🙂

What are your goals for 2023? Why, not post them here!?!?!?

VeloViewer Infographic : 19 November 2022 @veloviewer

Going by my VeloViewer Infographic, I’ve had 323 active days so far in 2022! Which means, I’ve done at least one cycle or walk each day so far this year!

That’s me now done a total distance of 3,000 miles this year. Which is made up 1,764 miles of cycling and 1,236 miles of walking!!

Where it says running… That’s my walking data!

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 19/11/2022

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 20th November 2022)

Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff check out a new hot hatch from Honda and an old hot hatch from Peugeot. Paddy McGuinness takes on his toughest challenge to date: getting a team of young amateur racers up to professional motorsport standard, in just two months.

MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2022 (BBC 1/HD & UHD on the iPlayer | 12:00pm to 3:30pm | Monday 21st November 2022)

England v Iran (Kick-off 1.00pm). Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions begin their Group B campaign at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

FIFA World Cup 2022 (ITV/HD | 6:05pm to 9:15pm | Monday 21st November 2022)

USA v Wales (Kick-off 7.00pm). Mark Pougatch presents coverage of the Group B match at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, which sees the nations meet for the first time in a competitive fixture at this level.

Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 23rd November 2022)

Kevin McCloud visits five recently transformed homes that have been shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year award. A barn renovation in Sussex, a reborn parchment factory in Northamptonshire, an eco-friendly mews house in London, a former cowshed in Dorset and two fused flats in the Kyles of Bute.

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

Walking The Dales Way in 2023!

Next year, Bugsy, Mark G (house mate) and myself will be walking The Dales Way! It will be my biggest adventure, since doing the End to End cycle back in 2009!

The Dales Way runs for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. We will be doing the whole walk in one go! Not like other long walks, that I’ve done, which have been done over weeks, months and some even years!

In the next week, or so, we’re going to do a test day. Doing one of link routes. We have picked the Harrogate one, which covers a distance of 16.5 miles!

So looking forward to this, BIG adventure with him!!

Middle of November 2022 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during November 2022.

Number 1 (32 views) : Spider-Man all helpless in SEGUFIX
Spider-Man all helpless in SEGUFIX

Number 2 (27 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit 
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 3 (21 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit 
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 4 (19 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit 
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 5 (17 views) : Walking along the Brampton Valley Way
Walking along the Brampton Valley Way

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