Category Archives: Misc

This is actually the default category where posts are when they do not fit any or if I have been too quick or lazy to set it.

New month, new challenge

In May days are getting longer. That’s great! I can spend more time outside (since I don’t completely trust my eyesight I’d rather stay close to home at night).

I renew my 1,000 km goal for this month but would like to reach 10,000 km until the end of 2014. This one is going to be tough! I’ve done 3,339 km this year so far; more than 6,600 km remaining – that’s about 27 km every day.

Yesterday I was lazy and it was Labour Day, but I have a good excuse: thunderstorms. Actually, I was getting ready to do 50 km ride when I could hear the thunder; and then I was invited to join some friends for dinner in a great portugese restaurant called Atlantico.

Since I have postponed my cycling tour to today, I’ve extended it a bit, but the slope uphill was tough; cycling against the wind didn’t help.

Despite its difficulty, it was a nice and idyllic ride.

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It seems some sections will look different in the future as they are building a road which is going to be a primary road close to the cycling route…
PS: still fine without chocolate, candies nor coke 🙂

Yes! 1002 km!!

I was having some doubts about the weather and work, but I’ve made it! I’m so happy 🙂 Finally, I have cycled 1,002 km this month and 1,205 km of total activities; not bad 🙂 🙂

I cycled back from work via the CR 105 road (also known as Vallée des Sept Chateaux – Valley of the Seven Castles). This route is amazing and I’m wondering why they don’t create a cycling route there; the car traffic is almost inexistent; I’ve been overtaken by only one car (plus a racing bike) along this road. In addition, the landscape is amazing and the way almost flat.

Since it’s a lovely route, let me share it on the map; I’ll try to share some pictures in the future (which should be read: if I do not forget about it, maybe one day, I’ll sort my photos and upload some).

A Friday evening in the city centre

During the day I met my old class mate Luc and toured him and his wife around the city. It was great! When it was done, I met by accident an old work mate whose daughter is twice as tall each time I see her ;). But this time we stopped for a drink/snack and spent some more time together than just saying “Hi, how are you? See you next time!”

In the evening, I followed Egle and her boyfriend to the city centre. There were many groups playing drum in different places in the city; that was awesome! Stopped for a drink at Konrad Cafe, watched some drums, walked around the city corniche, did some window shopping and had another drink at Banana’s. And once again, I meet some friend I haven’t seen for while, except at the supermarket when I was in a hurry; so we had another drink 😉

Video and pictures:

Drums People Book store
And a drink at Banana's Drums Drums Graffiti letter Window shopping

Meal of the day

Some days I eat fat, today is such a day. The main ingredient is sunflower oil.
First, seafood and tofu are fried with soy sauce:


then, some vegetables are added to the mixture:


Then I added some mushrooms, chilli and noodles, but I forgot to take a picture.