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GPS Track

1:40    Leaving for a long walk
1:46    Very dark, I can’t see where I’m putting my feet
1:52    Amazing how many stars there are, just saw one falling too
1:55    Two trucks just passed me
2:08    Strange smell at the roundabout
2:11    A black volvo slowed down while passing me, I thought about waving
2:14    Toilet break, I didn’t dare to go more then a few meters in to the woods, they saw a bear here a few days ago
2:16    Met a truck with 15 lights in the front, followed by a white car
2:17    Truck from a side road, had to hurry to get out of the way
2:24    There’s a slice of watermelon on the road, took a photo
2:34    Dark road again, blinking roadwork sign ahead, they always make holes in the roads in the summer…
2:37    Some animal in the dark bushes to the left of me, a bit scary
2:43    Changed to the next hour-long track in my free audiobook “electricity”
3:02    Met a car, starting to get the feeling I was alone out here
3:06    A hedgehog crossed the road about a meter in front of me
3:18    Met a post-car
3:23    No police-cars at the station, just an observation =)
3:30    A taxi drove past me. It’s getting foggy
3:37    Hare on the road, it ran into the bushes
3:42    Stated the last track of the book
3:53    Getting a bit tired and my back aches just a little
4:07    Met a car, it’s been a while
4:09    Smells great from the bakery I’m passing right now
4:11    A post-car making it’s rounds
4:27    Met a car and another passed me… It’s getting brighter, can’t see much stars now
4:33    A horrible smell rises from the sever pump station
4:38    Came home and the book ended on the doorstep, that’s timing
4:41    16.57 km… Back at the computer. Watching live NASA TV, the launch of the space shuttle discovery STS-128



Hello again… it’s a bit late but I just have to write while I’m a bit pissed off… =)

I went for a long walk, some 21.5km or so. It was a bit heavy because I haven’t walked that much lately but oh so nice… The walking was not the reason why I’m annoyed but after about 16 km I sat down on a bench for a little while to rest my legs that started to feel like they didn’t want to go on much further and after maybe two minutes or so two big angry looking Finnish speaking men came out of the bushes, I hadn’t seen any other people for 16 kilometers so I got a bit of a scare… Anyway they came right up to me and asked if I had been throwing firecrackers, I told them that I haven’t been throwing any firecrackers, so he the bigger one asked what’s my name and I decided that I didn’t wanna tell him, then he asked where I live and I told him, That’s not really a secret… So then he asked if I’ve been throwing firecrackers, and I told him again that no I am a bit old to be throwing firecrackers, I’ve been exercising, I even told him that I can prove EXACTLY where I’ve been all the evening and showed him the GPS track.. Then he said that there has been someone throwing firecrackers and they can’t sleep, and that it was me. I said no I haven’t been throwing firecrackers… A third man came walking on the road, he also looked rather menacing, the one I’ve been talking to shouted at him that they found the guy throwing firecrackers… and I told the third man that I have not been throwing any firecrackers and I can show him exactly where I’ve been, he asked what I was doing with a GPS… I told him that I’ve been exercising, that I just sat down on the bench to rest… then he asked if I was alone, Yes, and where my friends are, No I’m alone, and that people need to sleep and I shouldn’t be throwing firecrackers… I told them that I haven’t been throwing and *bleep* firecrackers… that I am a bit too old to be throwing firecrackers… Obviously he wanted to know how old I was and where I lived, I told him, and he wondered if I knew someone with a Finnish name that I’ve never heard of and can’t recall, No, then he said “Velo-moto” (that is a shop in our village that sells motorbikes) and I said Yes… That made him somewhat satisfied… The old man also said that he would let his dog out and if anyone (he meant me) came back the dog would sure make it hard to throw firecrackers… and so on and on…
They finally “let me go” but in their heads they got the guy that was throwing firecrackers, no doubt about that… just as a note, I haven’t thrown a firecracker in at least ten years…

Above is the track and below is speed profiles,
you can see the drop where I was stopped by the firecracker-maffia

EDIT: I thought I was finished with this rant but actually I feel like I want to say more, It’s so annoying that everyone seem to thing that I am some sort of criminal just because I like being out during that night, I happen to like the night, is there some law or something that is stating that you can’t be out during the night without any real valid reason then I am not aware of that… so why am I always the one that is the usual suspect, is it my looks that is the reason, I have rather long natural dreadlocks… if that is the case it’s discrimination… I can have dreadlocks if I want to…

The real problems are the hundreds of drunk people… but I am not drinking… shit I am not even eating meat… I’m totally a pacifist… what is wrong with you people..? Leave me alone, ok?

Good night.