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Deceipt in the First Game of the Year

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And so it began again. The pre-season has started and the first training game is over and done.

The photo on the other hand is a bit misleading. All sunny and blue skies, but it was really windy and chilly. There was a storm brewing since Friday afternoon. This was taken on the Saturday afternoon, but at the time we left home, it was pooring down hail!!! And about 20 minutes after this photo it was dark, raining and a new hailstorm. The game even got stopped for a few minutes and the girls could shelter from the rain.

Eventually we just had to harden it out in wind and weather. The game ended in a justified 2-2 score. Everybody was happy and tired, so the rest of the day was spent in a sofa…

Playing Mechanic

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It’s part of the commuting life. You could turn in your bike to a bike shop and pay for it. But the bikes get abused so much during the dark time of the year by rain, mud, snow and ice.

The problem is that I don’t know all this stuff. But….. that’s where youtube comes in handy. 20 years ago you had to go as an apprentice during the weekends to learn all this. Now it’s all a click away. Some favorites:

And when you make a mistake, you just start all over. The advantage of having 2 bikes, I guess. Always one ready to bike with and one to tinker with….

Foodie??

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No blog without a photo of some food. This tested good, but what the others had, tasted even better. I made a note for the future.

Last Saturday

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Out with Da Boyz. Getting dirty and wet in the local mud. Testing the limits a bit of what one (at this age) can do on a mountainbike. Followed by food and drinks at G-man’s place. Such a nice way to spend a day in good company.

On the Way to Stockholm

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JFokus 2020 is in Stockholm. 3 Days of conferencing and listening to the latest and hottest topics in the Java world. The question is always how much of it can we implement at work?

Chaos in the Hallway

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The chaos from last weekend. The drawers from the closet were chafing the frame. Looking at it, I realized that we could move the whole frame about 3mm to the right, which would solve our problem. The only thing is that it was impossible to move the frame with everything in it. I ended up dismantling half of the frame to be able to move it. Hence the choas…

Fallen Tree

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This one has been here for a few weeks now. And I am wondering when they gonne clean it. I don’t mind and I can imagine a lot of runners and dog-walkers don’t mind either. It’s those on their hordes. It is after all a horse trail. Even if I haven’t seen a horse on it in the 5 years I have been commuting along this path.

OK, I rarely swing by there in the evenings anymore, I have more fun trails to ride on than a gravel road. But in the mornings it’s perfect to warm up and don’t get too exhausted before work.

Cycling Home During Sunset 2

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Yip, another one of Tuesday afternoon/evening. And actually a few minutes before previous photo. This is where I climb for about just over 10 minutes and take in the view, before I rush down in the open field and get into the forest again.

Cycling Home During Sunset

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I mean, look at this!! Biking around in the forest and in the west you see this amazing light and colors. So lucky I can do this every day to get to work and back home.

PS: OK, I know…. this is not the best picture with that lamp, but it’s to give you an idea that you still need lights in the forest to see where to ride.

Last view of town for 2019

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One from the last day of the 2019. We decided to go into town to watch the fireworks, because we haven’t done that in a long time with the kids. And why not make it a whole afternoon and go to the movies before??? Otherwise I don’t think they would have wanted to go into town.

The surprise was waiting for the bus to get home with apparently half of the neighborhood. Luckily we have a daughter who is 13 and travels a lot by bus and had the perfect plan B route. Even better than the original!!!

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