Day three on the road

19th January 2017 by  in Daily Digest, The Dex Files

Well that was a big day. The last leg of my three-day Great North-ish Run. Crewe to Wolverhampton was a great way to start the day: A529 from Nantwich was an anti-dote to all the busy, semi-urban roads I’d done around Manchester. I was full of beans when I got to the client. Better still, I  [Read full post…]

Day two on the road

18th January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

The second day of my Great North-ish Run went well. I was worried, because I had a fair few city centres to cross. I made an early start and the roads were pretty slippery as I went cross-country through Ollerton and Bolsover.  Chesterfield itself was quieter than I’d ever seen it. Sheffield was a pain, as  [Read full post…]

Day One on the road

17th January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

I’m on my Great North-ish Run* Yesterday was a great day. Set off early to get over the Dartford Crossing before rush hour really bit. I headed out to Chelmsford – dull A12 all the way. Got there for an early meeting (went well, thanks for asking) then set off for Norwich. This was a  [Read full post…]

That’s lucky

13th January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

It’s Friday the Thirteenth. Scared yet? I traditionally take the day off. It’s not that I’m superstitious. But I don’t consider it lucky to ride a bike on Friday the Thirteenth. So this morning, Noddy – with time on his hands now he’s retired from the police – came round with his needlessly huge 4×4  [Read full post…]

I’d like to apologise…

10th January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

…to my friends in the North. Several of whom complained about my last post. I have to stress that from where I sit, south Gatwick and closer to Calais than Carlisle, the world looks very different. Number One Son has moved to Watford and, as far as I’m concerned, is now officially a northerner. I’m  [Read full post…]

My Great North Run

9th January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

I’m heading north as part of my drive for new business. Sorry. My ride for new business. I’m making the arrangements now. I have a decently busy diary for most of this week. Next week, I’m doing a mini-tour of the Northern Powerhouse. Or rather, the sites where my clients have outstations. It should be  [Read full post…]

Chichester cheer

6th January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

Well, first speculative ride to see an old client was great. I could take the fast route to Chichester or the fun route. Naturally, I didn’t take the fast one. There are too many high-quality B-roads round Chi for me to sit on the A27 with the lorry drivers and commuters. Instead I had a  [Read full post…]

Slow start to the year

5th January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

Despite me claiming to be a workaholic, I’ve been pretty quiet since Christmas. Yes, I know, it’s early days. But frankly the diary is looking a little thin for the next few months. I think this is the knock-on effect of having taken that Scottish contract last spring/summer. I wasn’t around for one or two  [Read full post…]

Happy New Year

1st January 2017 by  in The Dex Files

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Sorry – was that too loud? I’m a bit delicate this morning too. We had a bit of a “do” at Hogsback Harry’s place. Got home about 3am. The Fair Lady Scully was driving. I was giggling. Apparently. All I know is I’m still a bit dizzy and sleepy. I think it  [Read full post…]

Confessions of a workaholic

28th December 2016 by  in The Dex Files

Hi, my name is Dexter and I’m a workaholic. It’s been 6 hours since I last turned on a device to check my emails. I guess that’s the price you pay for being self-employed. It’s hard to switch off. Even on Boxing Day I was thinking about work. Yesterday I did an hour or so in  [Read full post…]

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