with the clocks going back to bring dark nights coinciding with my bike lights being broken it has been necessary to cycle home from work mostly on the pavement. this presents an interesting obstacle course of pedestrians, cars pulling out of drives, children, pushchairs, curbs to go up and down etc. etc. there was even a gang of kids throwing eggs tonight! it can be annoying and sometimes easier to tackle the traffic on the road with no lights but it occurred to me tonight that it requires very similar skills to the all time classic computer game paperboy. once i started humming the theme music the journey home became much more enjoyable! infact it enhances so much that %#@*! aaarrgghh bloody hell SMACK! where did that dog come from?!!