Watchguard Firewall X750e running pfsense

After many trusted years of service, my original pfsense firewall died (Watchguard X700).   So it was off to ebay to buy a newer model the X750e – faster processor, more RAM.  £40 later on ebay I have myself a large red box! For those who don’t know pfsense is a damn good open source firewall.   ...

Hard work

So this weekend just gone, I popped up to see my parents up in Cumbria and took the opportunity to do a little cycling. The first eight miles to Little Salkeld were reminiscent of Cornwall.  Very steep but short brutal hills.  After a most pleasant tea and cake at Little Salkeld Watermill, I headed up ...

Solar Storm Front Light 1

So whilst I’ve been waiting for the LBS to rebuild my front wheel with dynamo, I’ve had to come up with alternative light arrangements.   A friend recommend the SolarStorm lights.  So I went out and bought this…. It’s a simple arrangement – light fixes to bars via a thick stretchy band. Battery has a velcro ...

The only thing left is the frame 1

The only thing left is the frame
Back in 2013 when I decided I was going to do LeJog I bought myself a bike.  That bike was the Kona Dewdrop – a rather splendid bike that suited my style of riding.  Essentially I will cycle on everything from road to canal path to dirt track.   The Dewdrop is a hybrid bike with ...

The Light Spur – one way to be seen

The Light Spur - one way to be seen
So I’ve started training for LeJog 2015 by cycling to work.  This is largely in response to Stovesy continually sending me little updates via mapmyride that every day he has cycled x miles.  My ride to work involves an 8 mile cycle ride through deepest darkest (it is very dark at this time of the ...

Mavic A719

Mavic A719
The Mavic A719 – I had to write about this rim; it’s bullet proof in my humble  opinion.   Last year I used this rim on the front of my bike to travel down tow paths, rough tracks with an extra 10kg of weight in the panniers.   Now I’m not a sprite of a lad ...