Wednesday WIN (2018-Feb-21)

The Ride of a Thousand Cols

Pierra Menta 2016

Being There (2016)

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #263 – Travel Songs

travel : ˈtrav(ə)l/
verb: travel; 3rd person present: travels; past tense: travelled; past participle: travelled; gerund or present participle: travelling; past tense: traveled; past participle: traveled; gerund or present participle: traveling
1. make a journey, typically of some length.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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Pratchat 06 Dodger

According to LSpace’s Discworld reading order guide (v2.21), Dodger doesn’t exist … so that’s not going to be all that helpful is it? The The Annotated Pratchett File, v9.0 [1] gives us “Released in 2012.” and that is it, in full. Best summarised as;

❝Not Discworld but recognizably Pratchett ❞

Terry Pratchett – Dodger (Dodger #1) 🎧
A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he’s…Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London’s sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He’s not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl – not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England. From Dodger’s encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.
Beloved and best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett combines high comedy with deep wisdom in this tale of an unexpected coming-of-age and one remarkable boy’s rise in a complex and fascinating world.

Note 1: 🎧 The audiobook for Dodger is narrated by Stephen Briggs who is really suited to the narrative.

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Sharpy’s Beer Run 2018

Event: Sharpy’s Beer Run 2018
Distance: 21km (ish)
Date: Saturday the 78th March 2018
Location: Arthurs Seat
Organised by: Trailology

Starting and ending at the iconic Pig and Whistle Tavern on Arthurs Seat, Trailology proudly presents a 10km and 21km premium trail running event in celebration of the sacred bond between mankind, trails, running, and beer.
Choose a 10k meander through the beautiful state park, perfect for those new to trail running or wanting to simply enjoy the spectacular scenery and soak up the silliness that only this event can provide.
Or… take on the 21km course which not only adds a little distance but also some difficulty in terms of climbing and falling (I mean descending) to the route. Start either run with a carb loaded liquid energy drink (beer) at the start line before heading off to enhance your connection with the land, or skip the pre-run imbibing and wait until you cross the finish line to reward your reward-worthy effort. Or if you don’t drink at all, that’s fine, the Church of Trailology loves you anyway.
Enjoy the trails at your own pace, or challenge yourself for a position on the podium….

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This weeks links (2018-03-19)

In brief:

* How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions (2018-Mar-17) [NYT]

* ‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower (2018-03-17) [The Guardian]

* Trump Data Gurus Leave Long Trail of Subterfuge, Dubious Dealing (2017-Mar-23) [Bloomberg]


* GPS Accuracy of Garmin, Polar, and other Running Watches []



Some reading/listening:

* Ultimate Backpacking Novels [Booktopia|Listopia]

* Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel [Booktopia|Listopia]

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #262 – Sky

Sky were an English/Australian instrumental rock group that specialised in combining a variety of musical styles, most prominently rock, classical and jazz. The group’s original and best-known line-up featured classical guitarist John Williams, bass player Herbie Flowers, electric guitarist Kevin Peek, drummer Tristan Fry and keyboard player Francis Monkman. [wikipedia]

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Grapest 5K Run Bendigo 2018

grapest-5k-run Event: Grapest 5K Run Bendigo
Distance: 5/10km + Wine Waddle
Date: Saturday the 10th March 2017
Location: Bendigo
Organised by: Centaur Outdoor Events

Who said you can’t drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too, we say! We bet you’ve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5k Run!
Experience a great evening with friends, with a little fitness & lots of fun. You will work up a thirst with the 5k or 10k run through amazing wineries across Australia. Then enjoy a cool down through the wine tasting waddle to re-energise yourself before some grape dancing with our live entertainment as the sun goes down.

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