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Friday, 22 August 2008
Summer evening

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We are losing about 4 minutes of daylight each day during August and September but the evenings are still pleasant. As you can see the sun is still shining and it’s after 7:30 pm.

This is a familiar shot of Master Park, Oxted, although I haven’t posted one of these for some time. In fact not since it snowed back in April.

Posted by bigblue on 22/08/2008 at 07:55 PM
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Thursday, 21 August 2008
Cycle path

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Dear Surrey County Council,

Would you mind clearing the nettles (and other plants) from your cycle paths? I know we are so fortunate to have these paths, like the one from Titsey to Woldingham above, because there are so few dedicated lanes to cyclists in your county.

Thanks ever so.

Kind regards,
One of the people who provides you with income.

Posted by bigblue on 21/08/2008 at 03:03 PM
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Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Artificially green

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This is Woldingham Golf Course from the top of Gangers Hill (looking North West). By the looks of it a lot of artificial chemicals are being utilised to keep the grass this green.

Posted by bigblue on 20/08/2008 at 07:22 PM
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Watching the traffic

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A couple of weeks ago there was this traffic monitor opposite Church Lane on the A25 at Oxted.  Of course the traffic (which usually speeds at this point) was driving very calmly and actually adhering to the 40 mph speed limit.

I have written before about this accident hotspot: here and here.  The best solution would be to reduce the speed limit on the A25 when it passes through Oxted down to 30 mph (and to enforce this if necessary). Given the way the presence of the van altered motorists’ behaviour, I would be most surprised if the police research found the need to do anything about this busy intersection!

Posted by bigblue on 20/08/2008 at 08:11 AM
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Tuesday, 19 August 2008
London Mayor

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Well I’ve heard about people running away to join the circus…

Posted by bigblue on 19/08/2008 at 01:18 PM
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Monday, 18 August 2008
Wet and muddy

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It was drizzling lightly when I left home and in retrospect it was not the best day to choose to go off-road. It had clearly been raining today judging by the puddles on the bridleway, When the rain came down harder, I came off the North Down the quick way: down a tar road and through this maize field. Back home I had to hose down my bike and body. The rain was actually ok. It was the wind that was unpleasant.

Posted by bigblue on 18/08/2008 at 10:18 PM
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Looking Greenwich up and down

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Here are a couple of reverse views of Greenwich: looking up at the Observatory from the National Maritime Museum and then looking down in the opposite direction with Canary Wharf in the background.

Posted by bigblue on 18/08/2008 at 12:48 PM
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Sunday, 17 August 2008
On my bike

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My new ultra-padded cycling shorts seem to be working well. There is less numbness after an hour or two in the saddle. I decided to invest in them after reading this story recently.

Hat tip: BoingBoing.

Posted by bigblue on 17/08/2008 at 09:16 PM
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