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Journal: September 2007

Journal by blind biker

1st, Saturday:
to Deesport and back (about 9.1 Km), to downtown, met Milla and then went to Milla's through Lauttasaari. 35 Km tot RSS (add 5 Km to matkamittari).
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2nd, Sunday:
about 8.5 Km Tandem, and then home from Milla - 16 Km RSS
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5th, wednesday:
To work and back on KHS. Home to Laurinolli, then Laurinolli to Milla, then back home. 36 Km on RSS
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6th, thursday:
To work, to Otaniemi, then back to work. Then back to home. About 30 Km KHS. Then to Leppävaara and back home on RSS, 12.5 Km
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7th, Friday: to work, to Otaniemi and then home. Maybe 25 Km HKS
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8th, Saturday:
To Milla, to Tapanila (Jäkäläntie 15P), to home, to Myyrmänni and back and then to huoltoasema and a bit around... 71 Km RSS
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9th, Sunday:
Milla and back, about 32 Km RSS
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Journal: August 2007

Journal by blind biker

6th.
Monday, came back from holidays and did a Milla and back on RSS, 32 Km.
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7th
Milla and back, 32 Km RSS.
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8th
Deesport and back, then Milla and back, 42 Km tot, RSS.
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9th, thursday.
Went to work on new singlespeed (KHS Nomad steel MTB frame)
Then fooled around a bit around the local park, about 10 Km. Total about 20 Km KHS.
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10th, Friday.
To Milla and back, modified RSS (new, pink 42T chainring, new rear (V) brakes. NEW 1/8" CHAIN. 32 Km RSS.
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11th, Saturday.
To center and back, 22 Km RSS.
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12th, Sunday.
To Milla and back, 32 Km KHS. (NEW 3/32" CHAIN.)
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18th, Saturday.
Since last time, the KHS went some 150 miles, including at least one trip to Milla on Friday 17th. Today I went to Kauniainen (singlespeed bike shop) and back - 22 Km.
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During these days I mostly used the RSS.
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22nd, wednesday.
Did some 25 Km on the KHS (to and from work, to and from K-rauta, some cycling around).
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23rd, thursday.
Work, OP in Pitäjänmäki and back home. Then to Milla and back. About 45 Km KHS.
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24th, friday.
Work and back, Milla and back - about 41 Km RSS.
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25th, saturday.
Milla and back, martinkyläntie 39 ("factory outlet") and back, 42 Km so far, RSS.
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26th, sunday.
To Milla, 12 Km by tandem, and back - 32 Km RSS. Total of 44 Km.
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27th, monday.
To work, to TKK (Otaniemi) back to work, back home - 29 Km, RSS.
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28th, tuesday.
To work and back, to Prisma and back, about 17 Km tot KHS.
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29th, wednesday.
To work and back, to Regina and back. 29 Km tot KHS.
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30th, thursday.
Work and back, through Deesport while returning. About 11 Km KHS.
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31st, friday.
work and back, then to K-rauta in oulunkylä and back, some 28 Km KHS.

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Journal: July 2007

Journal by blind biker

July the 2nd:
In the morning (around 11 AM) went to Partco (Teuvo Pakkalan tie 9) and back. It rained. 7 Km.
Then went to workplace, grocery shop and home - 9.2 km.
Then in the afternoon (left at 20:00) went to Saanatunturintie 1 o and back. Apparently that's about 37 Km. About 53 Km total, RSS.
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July the 3rd:
To workplace and back, 9.2 Km. To Slaven's and back, 19.5 Km. To Milla's and back (in Olari), about 32.5 Km. About 61 Km tot. RSS
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July the 4th:
To Milla's and back, 32.5 Km, RSS
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5th:
To Otaniemi, confirm participation in studies, passed by Sello, back home, 22 Km. To Valimotie 21 to measure pressure. 8.5 Km To Bikeplanet, 9.5 Km. To Mirja, and back, 33 Km. There we did almost 8 Km on tandem. Total 73 Km RSS, 8 Km tandem.
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7th (saturday):
To bikeplanet, then to Kauppaveljet, then back home in terrible rainy weather. Maybe 18 Km, RSS
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9th (monday), 12:30, To B-keskus and back, alubike, about 17 Km.
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12th (thursday), to Vanhakaupunki (Tekniikan museo), then to Regina, then home. Then to Katja in Kapteeninkatu 5 and back home late at night. 67 Km RSS.
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13th, (friday), Leaving at 14:25 to Milla in Olari (16 Km) then to the Baha'i center (21 Km) then home via grocery store (9 Km). Tot. 46 Km RSS.
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14th, saturday: went to Bikeplanet and back, 7 Km, then to Milla's, did about 10 Km on tandem, and then back home. About 40 Km RSS.
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15th, Sunday: around noon went to Länsiportti, was raining but still did my personal record of 24.09 Km/h. On the way back, in the night, I did almost 25 Km/h! 32 Km RSS.
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19th, Thursday: To work, to deesport (sold Mt. Lodge), to home and then to Länsiportti and back. 52 Km RSS.
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20th, Friday: To Länsiportti, then 8 Km with tandem, then back (late at night). 32 Km alubike, 8 Km tandem.
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21st, Saturday: To Länsiportti and back (late at night again), 32 Km, RSS.
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22nd, Sunday; Länsiportti again, 32 Km alubike.
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23rd, Monday: to work and back, fooled around with RSS a bit. 14 Km.
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24th: Tuesday: to work and back, passed by Deesport on alubike (about 13 Km). Then länsiportti and back 32 Km RSS. There did tandem 8 Km. Tot 53 Km
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25th, Wednesday: To work, then afternoon to Länsiportti and there went on tandem about 10 Km, and then back home. 34 Km tot. RSS.
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26th, Thursday: to work, to Länsiportti and back home. Was almost killed by bus on Kehä I, while it was turing right. 34 Km tot. RSS.
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Journal: June 2007

Journal by blind biker

1st of June:
Went to
Afternoon, went to Meilahden Taidemluseo, then downtown, then back home. 30 Km RSS.
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2nd of June:
In the morning went to Deesport in Pastori Jussilantie, then back. 4 Km RSS.
Went to Itäkeskus (Ilotulitustie 16 A) and back. 40 Km alubike.
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3rd of June:
In the morning went to the Baha'i center, then back home. Took a longer route.
Afternoon went to Prisma and back. 23 Km RSS
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4th of June:
Afternoon went to Leppävaara: first to Everstinkatu (there is the Stella complex), then to Sello, then later to Lintuvaarantie. Then back home. About 20 Km RSS
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5th of June:
Morning went to Pasila (ratamestarinkatu 12 A), had a walk and back home. 17 Km.
Afternoon went to Baha'i center, then back, the longer way (animal cemetery). 19 Km.
Tot. 36 Km RSS
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6th of June:
Early afternoon: to Hiomotie 32, then to Deesport then back home. 12 Km.
Afternoon, went to Sello in Leppävaara and back home - 17 Km.
Tot. 29 Km RSS
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7th of June:
In the morning (9 am) went to Oulunkylä, walked with Regina, went to K-Rauta, went to grocery store and then home. 18 Km.
Afternoon, went to leppävaara, to Rastaalantie, then back home. 17 Km.
Tot. 35 Km RSS.
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8th of June:
Morning went to Poutamäentie 5 A 14, then to the Nordea in Hiomotie, then home. 11 Km.
Afternoon went to Myllypellontie 3 A(Oulunkylä) then bussed to Hietaniemen Hautausmaa, then walked to Kiasma, then bussed back to Myllypellontie 3 A and then biked back home. 17 Km.
Tot. 28 Km RSS.

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10th of June:
Tried the Big Apple's on the RSS, just went for a short round, 1 Km.
Afternoon went to K-rauta in Oulunkylä, then to the north along Vantaa to Haltialan Kartano (Tuomarinkylä) and then back home. 43-44 Km.
Tot. 45 Km RSS
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11th of June:
In the morning, went to Hesburger near the crossing of Kaupintie and Vihdintie. And back home. 5.5 Km
Early afternoon: to the Baha'i center, and back. 18 Km.
To K-Rauta in Oulunkylä and back. 17 Km.
To Leppävaara Lintuvaarantie, and back home. 16 Km.
Tot. 60 Km RSS.
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12th of June
Went downtown, picked up the Ritchey ohjaustanko at the Railway Station, and then back home.
24 Km alubike.
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13th of June:
Went to Poutamäentie 5 A, and on the way back, at the bridge over Mätäjoki, while turning left, slipped (washed out) on the wet gravel (it was raining). Details in the Falls journal. 6 Km RSS.
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14th of June
Went to Alppikatu and back, in the morning.
Bus "accident" - took photo.
Afternoon I went to Myyrmäki (Jönsaksentie 6, Apteekki).
Tot. 22 Km alubike.
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15th of June:
To Sampo bank on Mannerheimintie and back, alubike, 20 Km.
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16th of June:
In the early afternoon went to Myyrmäki (Jönsaksentie 6, Apteekki) and back. 5 Km.
Later in the afternoon, went to Otaniemi and back. 25 Km.
Tot 30 Km RSS
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17th of June:
Early afternoon left for Länsiportti 4 a (Mirja). Then 4 Km on her tandem. Then early evening (9 PM) back home. 40 Km RSS
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18th of June:
To work and back.
Then in the afternoon to Ratamestarinkatu 13 and back. Tot. 30 Km alubike.
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19th of June:
To work and back, and then to Myyrmänni/Okopankki palvelupiste.
Tot. 13 Km RSS

20th
work and back, to prisma and back, to myyrmanni and back
17 Km RSS
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21st
to work and back, to deesport and back.
Tot: 13 Km RSS
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22nd
myyrmanni, then jaybiked a bit around till met neighbors and went to Lidl, and then home. 7 Km.
In the evening, went to the river Vantaa using the Kehä I, and did a loop there, back home, 40 Km.
Tot: 47 Km RSS.
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23rd
pur lithium grease on chain (using tärpätti as a colloidal solvant), but it's not a very good chain lube.
Went to Itäkeskus, then to Saanatunturintie, and back. 50 Km RSS
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24th
To Saanatunturintie and back. I believe it's about 45 Km. RSS
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25th
To work and back. Then to Ratamestarinkatu and back.
about 25 Km RSS
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27th
To work and back.
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28th, Thursday
To Pengertupa (pick up ruokalista in Braille), then to Pompei restaurant, then home. In the afternoon, to Kamppi, and then later in the evening, back home. About 45 Km alubike.

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Journal: May 2007

Journal by blind biker

1st of May:
Went to the Baha'i center but actually took a really long way to get there, as I had time. Found out a new way to get from the path parallel to Hämeenlinnanväylä to Metsäläntie. There I also found a pet graveyard. Cool! Cycled around Käpylä a lot. After the Ridvan feast, I went back home. Probably about 30 Km. RSS.
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2nd of May:
Just to work and back. 9 km. Rainy both ways, very windy on the way back. City.
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3rd of May:
To work, to prisma and then back home, City. about 12 Km. It was raining while going to work.
Later in the afternoon I tried the new "kilpapyörä" build, with only a front brake. It wasn't nice. The handlebar is too narrow, and don't like to lean forward so much.
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4th of May:
To work and back home. City.
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5th of May:
To Ratamestarinkatu 13 A, then to Fredrikinkatu 20 A, and then back home. About 20 Km. RSS.
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6th of May:
I have test-driven the Alu-bike (previously called "kilpapyörä build") with the 36T chainring. This was much better, now. Went to Vantaa river and back. About 20 Km. alubike
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7th of May:
Took the alubike to work, then to the tax office, then back home. 14 Km.
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8th of May:
To work, to the tax office, back home with the city bike (I thought it will rain). 14 Km. Then to a rather long bikeride with Laurinolly (first went to Teuvo Pakkalan Tie 4 E, then to various places). Maybe about 15-17 Km - with the alubike!
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9th of May:
To work and back home with citybike, 9 Km.
In the afternoon, to meet Helena Kekkonen at her place, then went to Petikko forest, walked 4.7 Km. Then biked back to her place. She liked my bike (alubike). Then back home. About 20 Km.
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10th of May:
To work and back home (9 Km). Then to Laurinolli's, then to Mea's place for Euroviisu, but then we (Laurinolli and Missaghi) left earlier and went to Laurinolli's place and then Missaghi and I went towards Käpylä. Then home. Maybe 18 Km? Alubike.
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11th of May:
From home to Rajatorpantie taxoffice, then to work. 12 Km Afternoon: towards Mea, then up and down on eliel saarisen tie - 10 Km. Alubike.
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12th of May:
Morning: went to Kamppi, then to Oulunkylä, then home. I think this was about 28 Km. RSS.
Evening: to Soheila's place, and then back home - 15 Km, alubike.
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13th of May:
Morningwent to Ratamestarinkatu 13, then to the shop near home, then home - here I hit a stone with front wheel, pinchflat. 17 Km alubike.
In the evening I went to Teuvo Pakkalan Tie 4 and back. 7.5 Km RSS.
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14th May:
Went to work and back home, RSS. Did an upgrade work on the alubike and went for a short ride. ~10 Km.
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15th of May:
To work (was raining badly), to Elielinaukio, to home. Then to Poutamäentie 5 A, and then back home. Alubike (now with 34T and Schwalbe Big Apples). ~20 Km
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16th of May:
To work and back home and then to the B-keskus, and then home. Alubike, about 25-27 Km.

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17th of May (Helatorstai):
To the Baha'i center, prayed with the Ruhi 5 people, went towards Ratamestarinkatu 13 A (got a bit lost along Mäkelänkatu, but then I was fine - also, discovered the velodrome!) then to meet Tuula in her palsta, then home in a round-about way (went next to the lemmikkien hautausmaa), then from home to the Hessburger and then back home. About 40 Km, RSS.
Later in the afternoonb, tried out the alubike after tightening the crankset bolts.
Went to the pet cemetery and back, then did a looong bikeride. Perhaps 25-30 Km. Alubike.
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18th of May:
Went again to the tax office, then to work and then home. 13 Km RSS.
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19th of May:
Morning, went to B-keskus, Ruhi 5 started at 9 so I missed the prayers. Still prayed a bit, and then went to Sello using the new way, calculated by the bike-part of reittiopas. Very nice! Just went along Asesepäntie, then arrived at Valkeatalo, crossed, went on a bikepath through a park until crossing Eliel Saarisen Tie, where I turn left and go towards theHuopalahti juna-asema, where I turn right and go along the railways (which are on my left) all the way to Turuntie, which then leads to Sello. This is about 10 Km (B-keskus - Sello). Then home. Alubike (now all bolts are tight, no sounds!), 26 Km.
Then I went to deesport, Prisma and back home. 6 Km, RSS.
Later, went to Myyrmänni and back, 3 Km RSS.
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20th of May:
Morning went ot B-keskus, then to Ratamestarintie 13 and then, in a roundabout way (got lost in the keski puisto), arrived home. 30 Km RSS.
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22nd of May:
To work and back home. Then afternoon to B-keskus and back home. 26 Km alubike.
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23dr of May:
To the blood donation center and then to Valimo 21 and then home. 13 Km RSS.
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24th of May:
Went to "work" then to deesport with the citybike, to sell it. 7 Km.
Afternoon went to Helena's in Martinlaakso. Then to Petikko and ... About 20 Km alubike.
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25th of May:
Morning: To Hiomo 32 (pick up Muvo 200, 512 MB)then to Prisma, then to home - 10 Km RSS. Then to Sello and back home. Then to Prisma and back home. 21 Km alubike. Then later to Pöllänen and back - 18 Km alubike.
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26th of May:
To ratamestarinkatu, then to the center, (then walked to Kaisaniemenpuisto, met Helena, Mila, Marietta and the Baha'is) then home. Maybe 25 Km. Alubike
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27th of May:
Morning went to Sello, met with Mirja, afternoon went back home. About 20 Km.RSS
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28th of May:
Morning went to Deesport, then back - 5 Km. Then in the afternoon went to B-keskus, and back. 20 Km. Alubike
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29th of May:
Morning: went to Diacor in Alppikatu 2 and back, 22 Km, alubike. Afternoon went to Myllypellontie (Oulunkylä) (then to Itäkeskus and back to Oulunkylä) and back, then to Myyrmanni and back - 20 Km RSS.
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30th of May:
Intended to go to Ratamestarintie, but it was raining like crazy, so I only made it to Prisma and came back. 5 Km alubike.
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31st of May:
Went to Verkkokauppa (Itämerenkatu 21) and back home (making a detour through the center) 26 Km RSS.
Afternoon went downtown and then back. 23 Km alubike
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Journal: Journal of blood-pressure (and maybe other) measurements

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19th of April:
Went to Valimo 21 for lunch, and measured 117/85. Notice that I didn't sleep enough the previous night.
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26th of April:
Afternoon (15:50), in Valimo 21, measured it myself: 119/73.
Weighed 64 Kg.
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4th of May:
Afternoon: 108/74 !!! Probably because of the cacao drink of the previous day. I felt quite dizzy yesterday afternoon after it.
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11th of May:
Afternoon 105/72
Also, 63 Kg weight and 13.1 % bodyfat.
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23rd of May:
Around 13:00 115/81 pulse 75.
61.5 Kg.
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Journal: Journal of my cycling falls

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- 20.05.2006 First time happened on the second (I think - might have been a later one, or maybe even the first) day of my learning to cycle with Slaven: - the "Rib Breaker". Also, some rather deep road rash on my right hand, but today only visible traces are on one of my knuckles. It happened on Johanna's old terässipi.

- 22.08.2006 - On return from "business lunch" in Kallio with Aki. It happened around 2 PM, just as we were getting near Pitäjänmäentie from the shortcut from Huopalahdentie (shortcut to avoid the roundabout). It was a curb from the road into the park, and I endo'd. I was on my MTB, and I made a very nice, soft landing. 94 days since last fall. Thanks to the calculator at
  http://www.convertit.com/Go/ConvertIt/Calculators/Date_and_Time/Date_Time_Diff_Calc.ASP

- 22.10.2006 - Night-time (it was dark, probably not later than 10 PM thought), after a rainy afternoon, lots of dead, damp leaves on the roads and streets - on Urheilukatu, crossing Nordenskiöldinkatu probably, or maybe Reijolankatu. Front wheel lost traction very suddenly and I fell on my right side, my head hit the ground and I think I might have forgotten a couple of minutes of my life. I was disoriented for a few minutes. Happened on my MTB.

- 28.12.2006 Winter morning, loose snow on ice - slid rather gently (on my ass) as I was turning right and downhill in the park along Vihdintie. I was on thecitybike.

- 02.04.2007 Around noon, nice spring day (around 12 C, sunny), I was turning from Kaupintie (coming from south-west) into Näyttelijäntie, and at the bus stop, trying to avoid a lady waiting for the bus in an exaggerated radius, I went a bit too much to the left and onto the road, and fell at the curb. Broke the fall with my hands (luckily had leather gloves). Got a blow on the right calf which started hurting badly 2 hours later. Happened on my red singlespeed. This marks 95 days since my last fall - that's OK, but I hope it increases.

- 25.05.2007 Around 14:30 was going towards Prisma, the cycling road was blocked because of some works, so I had to go carefully next to a fence, and then this guy was coming from the left, from a place where bikes are not allowed so perhaps I didn't expect it. I hit his rear wheel and fell. Did not hurt myself at all. Even the jacket had only minor scratches, even though I veritably hit the ground.

- 13.06.2007 Washed out on wet gravel on a sharpish turn from the park to the bridge (left turn). RSS, so the tyres are rather smooth and it was raining. And it was gravel. 3 extensive and in parts deep rashes, on my knee, forearm and shoulder.

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Long pause in reporting my falls. There were some, though.
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- 17.04.2008 Same bridge and bike, but this time going from the bridge to the road, turn to the right. Fell on my right side, hurt but had my jeans on, so I thought I didn't cause any rash. When arrived at work (Micronova), went to bathroom and found that, in spite the jeans not being damaged at all, I had a large road rash on my right thigh/side. Used Tegaderm to heal it.

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Journal: Cycling journal, 1st of April 2007

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Earlier today I did a couple of Km on my FG MTB. This time I went on a few hills, too, and it wasn't pretty. I decided FG is not for me.

So back home I swapped out the sprocket ("cog") and threaded on a 19-tooth freewheel. Tensioned the chain really well, in fact, too well...

Later in the afternoon, at 18:00, Pöllänen came to my place, I borrowed him my geared MTB, and off we went - and my single-speed MTB felt wonderful! One of the most enjoyable rides of my life.

We first went to Kartanonkaari and Malminkartanontie, so he could learn how to get to my place. Then we went for a ride to the river Vantaa. All in all, 20 pleasant kilometers of fun.

All without a cyclecomp, by the way.
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2nd of April.
With my red SS: Went to Deesport to order the rims (one for me, one for Pöllänen) and a set of spokes for such rim and Pöllänen's Shimano Nexus 7 hub. Should be here tomorrow.

On my way, I fell while trying to avoid colliding with a woman waiting at the bus stop (near the crossing of Kaupintie and Näyttelijäntie (the stop is immediately as you turn right into Näyttelijäntie). Well, I wouldn't have collided with her anyway, I just wanted to be a gentleman. Serves me well. Got a blow to the right calf, which 2 hours later started to hurt like hell and caused problems while pedaling.

After Deesport I returned home to check the number of holes in my Grimeca 7-speed freehub hub, called Lauri and so the 2nd rim could be ordered. Then I went to Nokia (valimo 9) to print out my resumes. Then I returned home, with an aching calf.
About 18 Km in tot.

Now it's doing much better, I'll try to go to Sello.
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I didn't go to Sello because the way to Leppävaara ismore than half on the road, where I would have needed a rear and front light at this time of the day.
So I went around the park instead - found a way from PC Superstore to the park.
Did about 5 Km.
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3rd of April: at 12:00 left for Alppikatu, and apparently, got there in less than 45 min. Then on my way back home I passed by deesport. So that was about 22-24 Km, I think. With my red SS. Calf hurt a bit but it's ok. Strong wind while coming home.
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Went to deesport and back (carrying 700c rim, Nexus inter-7 hub and 36 spokes), 5-6 Km in strong wind. Tired.
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To the B-keskus and back - that's about 17.5 Km. Red SS.
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4th of April: went to Deesport (bought spokes), then to ABB in Pitäjänmäki, then to Prisma and back home. About 11-12 Km. RSS
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To the B-keskus and back (delivered mike for mea) 17.5 Km, RSS. I twas very windy!!
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5th of April: Around noon or maybe a bit later, went downtown, first to the ompelukone shop in Mannerheimintie 49, bought sewing machine oil. Then continued to kamppi to buy presents in the finnish made shop. Then back to urheilukatu and then to etelä esplanadi 22 A (Skandia).
Then back home. VERY WINDY! I had the helmet with large visor on, thinking it would rain - made cycling in the wind harder. Probably about 26-28 Km tot. Citybike.
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6th of April: in the morning, went to Martinlaakso to see Helena Kekkonen - got a bit lost, so the whole roundtrip was about 11-12 Km.
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Went to Slaven's, I think it's 18-20 Km roundtrip. RSS.
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Around 19:30 left for Gustavo's in Oulunkylä. I enjoyed this ride a lot, especially in return. About 16 Km, RSS. Oh yeah, fell as I was leaving Gustavo's place, too slow while turning.
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7th of April:
Did 8 Km total to Poutamäentie 5 and back. RSS.
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17th of April:
Back from Croatia. Morning: went to Poutamäentie 5 (4 Km), then to Itämerenkatu 21 (8.3 Km), then to Deesport (Pastori Jussilaisen tie 1, 8.4 Km), then Prisma (1.6 Km) and then back home (2.2 Km). About 25 Km.
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Late afternoon went to Prisma and back to buy BMX pot. That's 2.3*2=4.5 Km. RSS.
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18th of April:
To work and back, about 9 Km. Then, in the afternoon, went for a ridea round the park, found a way to PC Superstore etc. Biked for about 70 minutes, so perhaps it was about 13-15 Km total. RSS.
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19th of April:
Home-Work 4.5, Work-KRauta 9, KRauta-Home 7.5, for a total of about 21 Km. From KRauta to home it was raining, it was windy and cold. And I got sandy water on my back. RSS.
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20th of April, Friday: if I recall correctly, I went to work, then to Deesport and then home. Raining. City-bike.
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21st of April: rainy but the afternoon was OK. Went to the Rizvan party. 15 Km City.
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22nd of April: nice, sunny Sunday: went to see Anto Sikanen, blind guy who wanted to go on a tandem. Koskelantie 23 B. Then went around Kapyla and Pasila, found my way to Ratamestarinkatu 13 A where a blind couple lives. Then went to Radiokatu, and then home. Maybe about 25 to 30 km. Then in the afternoon I went around Myyrmäki and Malminkartano. Quite a long but relaxed ride. 15-20 Km. RSS.
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23rd of April: Bit rainy. Went to work, from there to Bulevardi 22 A in the afternoon (Muistikeskus). Moderately rainy, but I survived. Later, around 19:00 went back home (12 Km). About 24-25 Km. City.
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24th of April: To work and to home, and from there to Raivosuonmäki 4 (5 Km) on a new path, through Myyrmäki. Met Helena at the entrance. Then back home. Then later, a long bikeride around the park in Malminkartano. Probably 10-15 Km. About 30-35 Km, RSS.
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25th of April: To work, from work to Lauri ( Pastori Jussilaisen tie 1, 2 Km) - met some girl on the bike whom I asked "missä kypärä"), then home (4 Km). Did a bit of riding in the park and Myyrmäki, about 8 Km in late afternon. About 18-20 Km. RSS.
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26th of April:
To work and back home.
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27th of April:
To work, afternoon to home and then to Myyrmäki (suomenpolkupyörätukku), and then immediately to K-Rauta. And back home. About 30 Km on RSS. In the afternoon it was windy.
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28th of April, Saturday:
Went to Ratamestarinkatu 13 A. I always take the "long" way, Pasilankatu, crossing pasilansilta, up on Ratapihantie etc. Then went towards the center but returned back home at Ooppera. About 22 Km. In the afternoon I tried to go to the convention in Espoo, Flinnsinkatu/Flinnsinmäki/WTF the convention was at.
It would have been a long ride on Turuntie. I returned back halfways (after Rastaalantie), it was windy on the way back. About 18 Km.
So, about 40 Km, RSS.
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29th of April.
Went to Pasila, Radiokatu, and back home. Some 16 Km. City.
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30th of April:
Went to Kilo (Pöllänen) during the afternoon, and then, during the night, came back home. It was a glorious ride: no wind, not too hot, a bit dark but at least no sun in the eyes, and noone on the roads. Memorable. About 17 Km RSS
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Sat. 31.03.07 With the citybike; had a nice ride to Leppävaara, finally deciphred how to continue on Turuntie (but there must be a shorter way). Met with Antti, fixed up his spokes a bit, gave him advise re. his rear wheel with Nexus 7, cycled towards his home. Had a look around Kilo. Rather nice, cyclist-friendly area.

All in all, about 20-22 Km, but no exact figure as the cyclecomp acted up again (measures double the speed), cause still unknown. It seems to do this as the temperature rises above 10-12 C.

At home I found out that the MTB cyclecomp was dead - battery exhausted. I think it showed about 2650 Km.

And just to be on the safe side with the citybike's, it shows ODO 2849 Km, TTM 171:06.

Judging from the LCD, the FG cyclecomp's battery is in excellent order. I do hardly any FG biking; ODO is puny 116 Km, TTM 6:17. I did a few hundred more on this bike before I got the cyclecomp, though.

Not bad for 10.5 months of cycling (almost half of them winter).

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