Month: October 2014
Bike ride with a purpose!
Not just a bike ride today – actually used it to go and get my Scots Fiddle Festival tickets!
Bike ride – GPS issues!
First proper Edinburgh cycle ride today – though the phone GPS stopped after 15 seconds (battery? pressed stop in the rucksack?) so I had to use http://gb.mapometer.com/ to work out the distance. Over 30km in 2 hours which is fine considering about half of it was by the canal – mostly paved but busy with pedestrians, dogs, runners (and the odd cyclist!). I avoided the unpaved part on the way back by using minor roads.
Distance scale in the Universe – “Powers of Ten” video
I found this after someone from my old school Facebook group had posted a link to some Hubble Space Telescope photos trying to show the scale of the Universe. This short film from 1977 is great even though it’s not completely up to date, and I hadn’t realised it’s now on YouTube. It’s worth me saving the link here.
This year’s target reached
Hooray! This was the target for this year – to get up to the old Gatehouse station before the end of the caravan season. I’m quite happy with my performance, for a beginner! (The GPS track got lost on the way down – maybe I was going too fast for it )