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Hi, welcome to the blog. I work as a Technical Architect at London based startup Builder.ai. The foundations of this blog were laid in travel. Here I share insights on tech as well as weaving in my passions for fitness, outdoors and gardening.Read more about me.

If travel reports are of interest, visit the travel category, and if you plan on doing your own cycling adventure trip, I've created a comprehensive landing page with information to help.
  • Bike Comparisons

    April 23, 2024

    This page displays a table of bikes that I have reviewed or included in the bike reviews section with links back to the articles. From this list you can see the kinds of bikes have been of interest to me and the kind of riding. Steel framed hardtail Steel framed tourer Electric tourer Fatbike Multipurpose steel framed bikes Long wheelbase, short stemmed slack head angle hardtails Specialist adventure tourer Why are these bikes of interest to me?

    Tags: ComparisonsMountain BikesFolding BikesTouring Bikes

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  • Using ChatGPT to generate workout plans

    October 31, 2023

    ChatGPT is a large language model (LLM) based chatbot from the company OpenAI which has been trained on the Internet (has all the information in it’s memory). ChatGPT has a huge number of uses but recently I have been using it to create workouts. I do that by simply asking a question such as: “Give me a 30 minute workout, involving squats and press ups” You can tweak your request to ChatGPT to modify the output.

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  • Early Morning Explorations: Finding Freedom on Two Wheels

    February 1, 2023

    In the hushed moments before dawn, when the world is still cloaked in shadows and the streets are devoid of the usual hustle and bustle, lies an opportunity for a unique kind of adventure: the early morning bike ride. As a software architect entrenched in the buzzing labyrinth of London’s software tech scene, my days are often consumed by the digital realm. However, my sanctuary lies in the simplicity and freedom of two wheels gliding through the quiet streets and open countryside.

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  • Are we living in the algorithm?

    September 26, 2022

    Living with Algorithms: A Modern Challenge Algorithms have become an integral part of our daily lives. From the apps we use to our transportation methods, these sets of precise steps drive our interactions with technology. But with this ubiquity comes a crucial question: Are we just following the algorithms without considering the impact on our ability to think critically? Understanding Algorithms An algorithm is a set of rules or steps designed to solve a specific problem.

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  • Bike Building Adventures: Turning Spare Parts into Adventure Machines

    June 1, 2022

    I had a huge collection of old bike parts and I had a todo item on my list to sell them on eBay for a couple of years. However, I never got round to it and after fixing up one bike which I then sold on Facebook Marketplace, I thought, maybe I’ll use my spare bike parts to build up full bikes instead. Then I can either ride them or sell them.

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