Give thanks, be humble
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. How do you explain what it feels like to wake up, through choice, on a bench or under a bush in a country you carry no currency for, don’t speak the language, and if … Continue reading Give thanks, be humbleContinue Reading
I’ve never felt comfortable calling myself an ultra-distance cyclist, or being called the same by others, I think the label thing isn’t all that cool, I just like to ride bikes, and if I’m lucky to be able to get a pass to go for a really long ride then that’s great! That’s one of … Continue reading Getting startedContinue Reading
LeJogLe, 6 years later
Ladies and Gents, I give you the vocal talents of Eve, feat Swizz Beatz. Hardly the most iconic of songs ever written, but as I pressed shuffle on Spotify this was the first to play. From this point forward, Tambourine would become an anthem for me, for at that very moment I was turning the first … Continue reading LeJogLe, 6 years laterContinue Reading
Festive 500: and why YES!
It’s easy to be cynical about Rapha’s Festive 500, after all, do we really need a clothing brand to get us out cycling at Christmas time? Is it strictly necessary to measure and track every metre to get a digital badge and a sew-on patch? For a great many people it’s nothing but an exploitative … Continue reading Festive 500: and why YES!Continue Reading
Summer Road Trip Pt.1 – The prep.
The simplest ideas are the best ones and what could be simpler than a road trip? Every year as a family we have a summer holiday in Latvia, and seemingly every year we talk about driving instead of flying. But like the reservations expressed in this simple twitter poll we had some doubts about such a … Continue reading Summer Road Trip Pt.1 – The prep.Continue Reading
Family adventures – riding across Europe!
Christopher’s both excited and nervous standing next to his Genesis bike, packed with energy and ready to roll out. I don’t think I’ve seen him this way for some time, it’s clear that we are both really looking forward to this adventure, him for the ride itself and I’m stoked to see how it’s going … Continue reading Family adventures – riding across Europe!Continue Reading