Cycling

Brighton Sportive 2nd October

This was the third sportive I have entered and was organised by Evans Cycles as one of their “Ride-It” events. I opted for the short route (30 miles) when I booked this as I expected it may be cold and/or wet.  I was completely wrong, it was probably one of the hotest days of the …

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Cycling

Redhill YMCA Sportive 4th September

This was the second sportive I have entered and was organised by Redhill cycle club and the YCMA with profits going to the YMCA’s Sovereign Appeal to benefit local children with disabilities and their families. I choose the mid route (109km / 66Miles).  The route was generally pleasant, well signed and mostly avoiding main roads.  …

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Subversion

TortoiseSVN Commit dialog OK grayed out

Recently I had an issue where the OK button was grayed out on the commit dialog. This was confusing. The command line client was working correctly and the repository was fine. It turned out that I had forgotten about the property tsvn:logminsize which was set to 10. This property defines the minimum comment size that …

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Cycling Reviews

Fibre Flare Review

I have been very impressed with the Fibre Flare Light. It is a highly visible light, viewable from all around as it is has a fibre optic core. The manufacturer claims it is visible from up to 300m. I had several positive comments about it on the recent Reigate Cyclosportive, and I am certainly happy …

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Cycling

Reigate Sportive 3rd July

Last Sunday I entered my first cyclosportive event, the Reigate Sportive organised by Southern Sportive. A sportive is an organised cycling event designed to target your own goals. The Reigate event had three distances (full, mid and short), each with gold, silver and bronze time bands. I opted for the mid route (101km / 62Miles). …

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