Yesterday I went to Skegness.
For a cup of tea.
As you do.
In contradiction to this Skegness marketing poster…
It wasn’t bracing.
In fact it was very warm.
But the journey there?
Yeah, that was way beyond bracing…
Just a few police bikes then…
(stolen this clip from FB)
I don’t know what it is about the start of the working week, but at about 7.30pm every Monday evening I hit a huge energy slump.
I’m there right now.
But the good news is the weather today was stunning. My commute to – and from – work, on the VFR, was also stunning.
The soundtrack, on the way home, was also also stunning: Dark Side Of The Moon.
Pop fact: backing singer Clare Torry was paid a session’s fee of just £30 for her stunning work on The Great Gig In The Sky, on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. Clare was given no direction other than being told that she should sing as if her voice was ‘like a musical instrument’.
Rugby to Evesham (where I bought a motorbike trailer)
Evesham to Stratford (the real one, not the pretender in London’s East End)
Stratford (via a massive trip around the countryside) to Rugby
All on this:
That was my Saturday.
Not content with enduring London today, I’m due back down there on Saturday.
The weather looks promising (well it does at the moment), and I might trundle down on the Daytona.
Or the VFR.
I’ve been looking at parking options in the Victoria area (because that’s my destination, obv).
And guess what?
Westminster City Council’s website doesn’t even consider that someone from outside the Westminster zone might conceivably want to visit their quaint little district on a motorbike.
Because the information about motorbike parking, on Westminster City Council’s website, is a few lines about residents who have motorbikes and how to get a virtual parking permit.
Well done Westminster City Council, go and stand in the corner and put this pointy hat on.
However, go straight to the top of the class (and take an apple out of the box on your way) to Public Information Exchange (PIE) who have come up with this stunning little web-based application:
Parking For Bikes
I love this little utility; it is scaleable/scrolllable, and the information seems bang up to date (even to the point of not listing the Bressendon Place free motorbike bay which has been wiped out by the ongoing roadworks in Victoria).
I have pushed the boat not so much as ‘out’, as ‘a little way from the jetty and then pulled it back in again’.
I have bought a hand-held video camera.
It covers the usual formats (780p, and 1080p). It’s got internal memory as well as a simcard slot.
It’s got the usual tripod-mounting.
And HDMI connector, as well as USB.
And it cost me the thousands of, er, pennies.
I got it off of ebay.
I’m looking forward to learning to use it.
Hopefully, she will be delivered next weekend.