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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

Journal of domm (4030)

Wednesday December 15, 2004
05:11 PM

1000km !

[ #22324 ]

Today on my way to my office I passed the 1000 km mark on my bike computer. Yay!

I got the computer as a birthday present, but only installed it in mid June, i.e. quite exactly half a year ago. I'm too tired now to get out DateTime and do proper calculations, so:

  • I cycled an average of 5.55 km per day
  • My average speed was 14.12 km/h. This is quite low, but as about half to two-thirds of my trips are bringing kids to/from kindergarden/soccer training/etc, it is acceptable. (Samo is doing about 10 km/h now, and 7 km/h half a year ago (he's 5 years old). Josh is doing about 15 km/h)
  • From seperately collected data my average speed when cycling alone is about 25 km/h. (This is in heavy city traffic, fighting against cars and pedestrians...)

I bought my bike in spring 2000, so it's now 4.5 years old. Assuming the last half year was representativ of my cycling behaviour, that means my bike and I have travelled about 9.000 km. Quite a long distance.

The bike begins to show it's age though:

  • The front middle gear ring has a dent somewhere which makes the chain (en?) spring off from time to time.
  • A bearing in the right pedal is broken, resulting in the pedal getting stuck from time to time and annoying noises.
  • The mudgards are broken and only stay because of the large amount of mud clinging to them
  • The coupling for the bike trailer is missing a crucial part, so i have to fix the trailer with a strong rubber band

Looks like its time to either bring the bike in for a service, or find some time and a nice place to repair it myself...

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