New Laptop

So first off my new laptop from which I am uploading this is awesome! It is a Lenovo Yoga 2 with an almost identical spec to my old Lenovo Yoga except it has a little more memory. The reason for the upgrade is my old one broke; the fan started making huge amounts of noise and ‘revving’ when I were using it so I sent it off for repair and as some of you may have seen from my Instagram when I got it back the screen was smashed! So I took it back to John Lewis again and they decided to send me a new one instead of repairing it again so I can’t complain at all. Would have been a Yoga except they couldn’t find any in stock anywhere and the Yoga 2 was a similar price to what I paid.

Broken screen, cracks went the full way across the screen:

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My first impression of the Yoga 2 is how much smaller and lighter it feels, will try to do a more detailed review soon.

As I mentioned in my previous post I had ordered a few bits and pieces from Urban Experiment and I am finally home today so had my first chance to see them and they are perfect, looking forward to getting back to uni and on my bike to try them out, won’t have to put up with the annoying rattling caused by mounting the lock on the frame anymore!

So here they are:

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Seeing as I am cycling more I decided to try and find a riding buddy and ended up finding a whole group instead, Fixed Gear Leeds! Had an awesome ride with them on Thursday night up to Eccup Reservoir for a few drinks before riding back, definitely going to be joining them more often over the rest of the summer.

Bikes ready for the ride:

I have now had the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy assessment centre that I mentioned in my last post and it was actually really good, met a load of good guys there and now it is just a waiting game until we hear the results! Ended up coming away from the day with loads of stuff (notepad, pen, cap etc.) plus a jacket and polo that we had to wear on the day so will post that all up when I get the chance.

DPS Dreamtime, I look at it every year and wish I could buy some skis and this year looks like my lucky year! I am planning on buying some skis just in time for the end of Dreamtime once I get paid! Going for the Wailer 112RP2 after having a very detailed conversation with Andrew, one of DPS’ personal ski fitters, from which we decide it was the best ski for me and the conditions/terrain I would be skiing on. Originally the POW (Protect Our Winters) special edition graphics were only going to be run on the 178cm and 184cm lengths, however after asking Andrew about whether it would be possible to get a run in the 190cm length (what I would want) I found out that there seemed to be a few people asking the same question so they are now doing a very limited of them so I just hope I am paid in time to order them within the window!

Special Edition Graphic:

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Well I am going to sleep as I have a busy day tomorrow but luckily next week I have a week off from my project so I am getting the chance to go and visit a few people on a nice little road trip around the UK but more on that next week.

/IAN

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