I’ve put together two different stories in two different sports recently.
First, biking the Iditarod Trail Invitational, for Sidetracked. Fantastic photos from RJ Sauer, great layout from the Sidetracked guys, and words that I spent a long time agonising over. It was hard to choose what to include and what to leave out from such . . . → Read More: A couple of stories published
End of Cairngorms Loop
I’m somewhat looking back at bikepacking. But also looking at other adventures (canoeing, hill walking, running) and trying to figure out what I’ve learned. A lot of it is pretty transferable amongst any activities “out there”. Hope you find it interesting. I’m certainly interested to know what other people have . . . → Read More: Some Things I Have Learned From Bikepacking
I never thought that I would enjoy running as much as I do. I never really thought that I see my love of riding wane. But both of those things seem to have happened.
Right now, I don’t have a “Next Challenge”. The Iditarod Trail Invitational in February (story to appear in the next Sidetracked Magazine) . . . → Read More: “What’s the matter? Your bike broken?” – Running Onwards
Stats from the Yukon 1000 below…. Not just stats, also a chance to see our wiggly line through the immensely braided Yukon Flats (the last 3 days). In case you don’t paddle big rivers yourself – we kept moving from side to side so that we could find the fastest flowing water. 9 times out of . . . → Read More: Strava stats from the Yukon 1000
Emily and I recently paddled the Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Race. Writing about it is going to take a little while but, in the meantime, here are some photos…
Thanks to Ainsworth Paddles and Clipper Canoes for helping us out with excellent kit!
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In a couple of days, Emily and I will fly out to Canada to race the Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Race. It is 1000 miles from Whitehorse, in Northwest Canada, to the Dalton Highway in Alaska. We will be using a Clipper Jensen WWII Canoe. We’ll pick up the canoe when we get there. After . . . → Read More: Back to The Yukon (this time, with a paddle)
Over the Easter weekend, Emily and I paddled the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race. 125 miles, 77 portages, and no sleep. (Strava track here)
It was a whole different experience to racing bikes – a lot of it was type 2 fun (don’t know what type 2 fun . . . → Read More: Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race
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
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
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