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Not a common Monday

It’s very pleasant to start a new week with a day off. The main reason was to study and to let the repairman in. Then a succession of events occurred:

  • he called me in the early morning and let me know at what time he was going to arrive,
  • I will be going to be on call from this evening on,
  • according to the weather forecast, it was the last sunny day until god knows when,
  • I couldn’t find any interactive way to study on the security frameworks, knowing that passive learning is useless.

Based on all the facts above, I invited some people for an evening BBQ, went out into the forest and rode my mountain bike,  bought some groceries to cook a nice salad, let the repairman fix the dishwasher, started some laundry, went out again to another forest, mowed the lawn, went shopping for BBQ food and finally had my guests.

Tam showed up to fetch his car but unfortunately his battery was flat; since it’s a hybrid car it wasn’t possible to push it. Therefore he stayed with us for dinner until his car could be fixed, which took about 1 minute and costed 100 Euros. At least he could enjoy with us some fish-kebab, grilled mushrooms and other vegetables. It was nice to spend some time with some friends!

Ended the day doing 61 km of activities, including 48 km on my bike. Still 690 km to go this month and 6,428 km this year (7,042 km would be ideal if I can afford not to include non-bike sports as well). Too bad this week I won’t have as much free time than I had for cycling…

Of course my mind wasn’t in security frameworks while mountain biking, but rather organising some games on mountain bikes based on the snake game which could be played in groups in the city centre or in the forest.

So below are the maps of the two rides.

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).

No sweeties and cycling goal

Easter bunny
Easter bunny

I’ve been abusing of chocolate, candies and other sweeties for over a month; now that Easter is over, I’m going to fast for a week. I really feel I had too much; this also includes soft drinks.


An idyllic cycling route
An idyllic cycling route

Also, I’m trying to cycle 1,000 km this month and I need another 123 km until Wednesday to make it; and the weather forecast isn’t in my favour.  Fortunately my initial goal has been reached (1,000 km on foot or bike), but It would be icing on the cake :-). We’ll see how it goes.


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The Night Run

An old friend from Paris came for a visit; it was a very fortunate last minute decision! As he arrived, he noticed there was something going on – I told him about the marathon which seemed a good surprise.

Despite a shower during the evening, the weather was nice so we had some urban walk through the city without being bothered by car traffic, looked for street art, encouraged the runners and enjoyed the drums playing around everywhere. Then we had dinner at el compañero where we shared a plate of tapas with some fajitas. Later on we went back to the show, walked, idled in the parks, while talking and taking pictures and videos.

Download/view the large marathon video.

Sprint in the park In the park while others are running ING in the bin Chat zone Letter boxes Night marathon Runner and cyclist Kinnekswiss at night Tree and shadow Tree shadow Obey Boat
Dancer Stickers Plug'n'trash Trisomie 21 Soyez citoyens? Balloons Lit parking

When we got back home, we talked about geek stuff until 4:30 in the morning.