The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

August 27th, 2010

Cavalcade? Cornucopia? Continuum?

c.f. a steady stream of pub/chat/cultural events. At lunchtime a couple of Fridays ago I did my now-customary furtive change into cycling gear in the disabled toilet before heading off for North Berwick. The Social (Engineering) Committee’s semi-annual Beach Party was kicking off over at Seacliff Beach, and I decided to cycle there rather than […]

August 24th, 2010

OrkneyDullard has updated his status

It is just after midnight and I can’t sleep, so I’m lying on the couch and listening to Mogwai’s incomparably bombastic, optimistic magnum opus Mogwai Fear Satan. The music swells and fades and batters and sighs; it is a song that demands attention. Earlier tonight I did my first cycle race, the Edinburgh 48 in […]

August 11th, 2010

I have flipped the stem

This biking thing is getting out of hand. Last Wednesday I slunk away from my desk half an hour early, got changed into my cycling gear in the disabled toilet (fewer passers-by to remark on the lycra, you see) and headed downstairs to unlock my bike. I was off to the village of Kirkliston (tr. […]

August 2nd, 2010

Everything was going so well

I’ve rather enjoyed the last month or so. Coming off the back of our Prague trip, the weather has been good, or at least unobtrusive, and sundry minor amusements have kept me occupied. A non-exhaustive list follows. * * * Bikes: Back at the start of the July I headed into town to watch the […]