Getting back to racing

As I mentioned in my cycling season review 2016 my winter training did not go as planned. Life got in the way, as it does. But since the end of February I put in a decent block of training and averaged about 8.5 hours of riding per week. It’s still too little to really be competitive, but I’ve made significant progress in my fitness. And for that I’m happy.

You can see my steady improvement in my average Training Stress Score (fitness) since end of February. Click to enlarge.
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What’s a blockchain? Can they improve our world?

Most systems that we know in life are centralised. For example, systems like governments, banks and public transport are centralised. This means that all people in the system only need to trust the one central authority that run the system for you. The only drawback is that you really need to trust that central authority to take decisions for you (government), handle your money (banks) or transport you from point A to B (public transport). Trust is what run these systems. And companies create a false perception of trust by charging lots money along with marketing like “we are better and more secure”.

Nevertheless, this centralised system is simple because many people believe that trust cost money, and therefore are happy to pay for it. It’s also convenient because you only need to trust that one authority. But it’s been proven time upon time that we can not, and should not, trust these centralised systems. Continue reading “What’s a blockchain? Can they improve our world?”

What is Vault 7? And how not to be spied on

Have you heard about the latest Wikileaks release called Vault 7?

The short version: If you ever were sceptic about “USA is spying on everyone on the Internet” you can stop being sceptic now… Since 7 March we know, for a fact, that they’re capable of hacking into, listening and recording on pretty much any server and any private device with an Internet connection. It’s actually real. Continue reading “What is Vault 7? And how not to be spied on”

Cycling season review 2016

If cycling was measured in how much you learn, instead of the watts your legs put down, I definitely would have won the Tour de France in 2016!

Last year was all about learning about bike racing and getting into the cycling scene in London. I wanted to do as many races as time (and other commitments) permitted and I wanted to build a decent base fitness. My focus was on criterium racing.

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