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

Highland Trail Race – Kit

The Highland Trail Race was absolutely amazing. With some stiff competition from strong riders, it was pretty sharp at the sharp end.

Through a mix of luck, wisdom, stubbornness, and toughness, I managed to come out on top. Full emotional reporting to come, but kit-lists are easy to write while I still sort my . . . → Read More: Highland Trail Race – Kit

When it’s good, it’s good

It was one of those rides where everything came together. A ride where the little things that make you question the time and effort you put into riding are burnt away by the fire and intensity of it just being flat out fun.

At 4pm, I was “working” but already thinking about the ride. The . . . → Read More: When it’s good, it’s good

The Hard Road

It never gets easier, you just go faster – Greg LeMond

When you watch a rider who is that little bit faster than you, it seems like magic. Some sort of effortless, inevitable power is driving them on. Meanwhile, every pedal stroke of yours is dredged up from your guts. It’s tempting to think . . . → Read More: The Hard Road

How to pack a sleeping bag 10ms faster

In an effort to stop the sleep of this blog, I’m going to start with some shorter posts and try to get back into the swing of things.

I think that one of the most important things when bikepacking, snow-racing, or being in the outdoors at all is to be mindful. Be mindful of your . . . → Read More: How to pack a sleeping bag 10ms faster