Iditarod Stats

I’m working on a proper story about the Iditarod but, in the meantime, here are some stats!

I recorded the whole ride on my GPS and put it onto Strava. However, they are set up as private rides so that people can’t download the track file. Getting lost is part of the experience, and trying . . . → Read More: Iditarod Stats

Pre-Iditarod

Obsessions with the weather can get out of control before the Iditarod Trail Invitational. You can’t change the weather, but you can do your best to be prepared for whatever it might throw up.

Yesterday, it was -27C in McGrath. For the race start tomorrow, it’s due to be around 0C in Anchorage. It might . . . → Read More: Pre-Iditarod

Look North

Not that North, further.

So far North that the lakes and rivers are frozen hard. Where omnipresent snow has 100 different kinds of crunch under your feet. Where the nights are savagely, beautifully cold and accompanied by the dance of the aurora growling across the sky. Where wolves run and bears sleep. Where it can . . . → Read More: Look North

Singular Puffin – first impressions

I picked up my Singular Puffin fat bike yesterday, and went straight into two test rides with a nominal amount of work in-between.

Puffin

First impressions are that it has a very lively ride: easy to manual and throw about. Geometry also works well for climbing, but it’s not exactly a rocket up the . . . → Read More: Singular Puffin – first impressions

EWE 2013

So what the heck is happening with EWE in 2013?

Well, it is still happening but more quietly this year.

Last year, I had to try to make a song + dance about it to make sure it happened: to make sure I kept pushing it ahead, and to make sure there was enough momentum . . . → Read More: EWE 2013

“MyProtein” Recovery Drink

The nice folks at ProBikeKit contacted me to see whether I would be interested in trying out their MyProtein Recovery drink and a couple of MyProtein bars. Of course you say “yes” to free food!

A few years back, I had thought that sports nutrition products were a waste of time and money. Then, I . . . → Read More: “MyProtein” Recovery Drink

Highland Trail Race – Day 3

See also:

Highland Trail Race – Intro Highland Trail Race – Kit Highland Trail Race – Day 1 Highland Trail Race – Day 2 Highland Trail Race – Day 3 Strava stats for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

The alarm buzzed into my exhausted mind. It had a few layers to dig through, but eventually it found . . . → Read More: Highland Trail Race – Day 3

Highland Trail Race – Day 2

See also:

Highland Trail Race – Intro Highland Trail Race – Kit Highland Trail Race – Day 1 Highland Trail Race – Day 2 Highland Trail Race – Day 3 Strava stats for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

As soon as I woke, I started to wonder whether Mark had ridden past in the night. Phil . . . → Read More: Highland Trail Race – Day 2

Highland Trail Race – Day 1

See also:

Highland Trail Race – Intro Highland Trail Race – Kit Highland Trail Race – Day 1 Highland Trail Race – Day 2 Highland Trail Race – Day 3 Strava stats for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

When I rolled up to the start line, I was still munching a bagel. After a traffic-delayed . . . → Read More: Highland Trail Race – Day 1

Highland Trail Race – Intro

See also:

Highland Trail Race – Intro Highland Trail Race – Kit Highland Trail Race – Day 1 Highland Trail Race – Day 2 Highland Trail Race – Day 3 Strava stats for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

The Highland Trail Race is a 430 mile race around the Scottish Highlands. Although . . . → Read More: Highland Trail Race – Intro