Archive for March, 2007

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

My bike is now 100 miles old 🙂

ODO: 100
AVG 13.4
MAX 22
TIME: 1:23:10
TRP 18.6

Not being a fan of cycling for 20 miles in the rain, snow and cold I haven’t been biking to work over winter. The weather has started getting warmer and this is first week I have been able to commit to cycling to work. So after walking out his morning in my cycle short and long sleeve top I quickly ran back in to get my thermal bottoms. The radio was reporting the temperature to be 40’F. It started getting a little warmer once I hit Vienna. I didn’t push myself very hard this morning. I also forgot to rest the odometer before leaving so the mileage and distance are a little short. I not going to be able to do this much longer since the group is moving to Dulles and I don’t think I can justify a 30 mile bike ride each way.

bathroom at the sheraton

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

walking into the restroom at the sheraton in tysons is like walking into the scene from alien. Very cold flickering light and dark.

I don’t know if they are trying to save money but the whole hotel is freezing cold.
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This is what I call history

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Scottish water is going to repair sewers from the 1800’s under the streets of Tain. Tain is Scotland’s oldest royal burgh and received its charter in 1066 from King Malcolm III.

I did some more reading after ‘s dad asked “where is King Malcolm on the Bayeux Tapestry”

My response was “he would probably have been fighting with the French
against the English”. I then looked it up, and I was close. Harald Hardrada was king of Norway and ruled northern scotland. Haralds claim to English throne was weak. Harald had support from
the Scottish King Malcolm III. Harald invaded england in September 1066. This was
which was about a month before the battle of Hastings.

This site has a good time line of what was going on then.

Including Halley’s comet.