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Fringe TNG

Categories: General | April 23rd, 2014 | by Assi | no comments

Two days ago I did some digging into something that was sitting in the back of my mind for a long time.

For those of you that are not watching “Almost Human” or have not watched “Fringe” this will not matter or mean anything so you can stop reading now.

First before all the nay sayers jump on my back let me say that I do like “Almost Human” and have enjoyed the run of “Fringe”(though I thought the end wasn’t done properly, but that is a matter for another time). The issue that bothered me was the narration on the opening of every “Almost Human” episode,is that is felt like I have heard it before.

Now taking into account the fact that the “father” of both shows is J.J. Abrams, I decided to take a stab and seeing if my guess is true, and about two thirds into the Fringe Pilot we have Nine Sharp say “We’ve reached a point where science and technology have advanced at an exponential rate for so long… that it may be far beyond our ability to regulate and control it.” – (Fringe (Pilot))”

Now to me that sounds like the same thing from “Almost Human”, So is this the TNG of Fringe or are we talking about a spin-off in the same time line progresseion that evolved at the end of “Fringe”?, I don’t know but it feels kind of off, that he uses the same line and premise in both shows.

One thing I do know, that if they will refer to “Walter Bishop” or “Willam Bell” or “Massive Dynamics” in anyway, it will only cement the proof that it is connected, as some of the science idea showen in “Almost Human” were shown in Fringe as part of the things Walter experimanted in.

And if “Almost Human” will last, maybe, maybe we will get more TOS Fringe … One can hope!

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2nd Practice Ride

Categories: Training | April 8th, 2014 | by Assi | 2 comments

Today I have done my 2nd training session, which included a longer ride route and a lot more hill climbs, sdaly it also meant a large section of the ride was against a 26km head/side winds.

The only good thing about it was that the last 8km,when my legs,back and neck felt like could take no more,the wind became a tail wind which gave me the push I needed to the finish.

2nd ride

A leap from normal commute to 38km and from there to 62 km is good progress, and the body is complainign just about the right amount.

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Getting Started

Categories: Training | April 6th, 2014 | by Assi | no comments

As I am so badly out of shape, and with the looming TDF stage ride only 2.5 month away, I knew I have the start putting in the saddle time and the miles on the road.

So today I did my first “traning ride” meaning I pushed harder the usual, looked for the more challenging bits to ride and tried to not let myself go down the the “slow” comfortable pace, to say I succeded in all would be lying, but I did managed to do 38Km with a total of 300m of climb in the ride.

This is the longest distance I have done in one go since september, and it is about 1/5 of the total ride I plan to do, so I have a long way to go before I’ll say I am showing signes of readiness.

If you want to follow my trainig, you can find it either on the Strava site/app (registration needed) or on the Sports Tracker, I will be stateing which rides are training rides and which are normal commute/fun rides.

Oh, and a side benefit of this, for one of the app’s I am using a heart rate monitor, and it shows the amount of kalories I am burning, I might just loose a few kg if i keep this up.

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Another failed saving throw, or did I just roll a natural 1 on Int check?

Categories: General, Rides | April 2nd, 2014 | by Assi | one comments

If you have been reading this blog for a while you may be aware that I am somewhat of a masochist when it comes to cycling, More often I aim big and bite more then I can chew.

And this time it seem is not any different.

There is a Little known cycling event in Europe called “Tour De France”, and this year it starts aptly in Yorkshire, England.

Now there are many charity organizariong that sell a participation to ride the route a day before the event starts when the road is closed, I thought about doing it but it required about £600, and I do not have the time to strat fund raising so I gave that up.

Months past and I thought I was past the urge to do the ride, and then a cycling shop I use frequently posted the option to participate in the ride for a very low price, and low and behold I now posess a ticket for the ride.

Then I saw the details on the event :

Road: 	Yes
Difficulty Rating: 	Hard
Event Date: 	28/06/2014 
Course options: Stage 1 :200km distances are approximate


So now that I have signed and noticed what I put my head on to, I started to understand that I am in way over my depth and need to pick up my training by an order of magnitude. I am strugling with doing a 30km ride with some hills, and this being the TDF, what I now call hills the other riders will call flats.

All I can hope for now is that I will be able to finish the ride and be able to hobble to the massage table (included in the admission price) on my own legs and with my head held high.

Wish me Luck!!

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