Some Things I Have Learned From Bikepacking

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

“What’s the matter? Your bike broken?” – Running Onwards

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

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