Sometimes you don't appreciate what is on your doorstep.
Two weeks. one van.
Imagine someone persuading you to run a 80km race off road with over 3km ascent. Imagine running that race with the longest training run being 8km long. That was my first ultra. See here. Just over a year later and I've ran the CCC. 101km with 6.1km ascent.
IT’S BETTER THE SECOND TIME
This was my second trip to Norway, just three weeks since the last.
Crack my nuts and then I’m away.
Racing XC is where it started for me when it comes down to riding single speed.
Cutting up the competition.
2013 was a bad year for racing and punctures. 2014 started well but that was soon to change.
Running a bet
Last year a friend of mine, Adrian, entered a race called 'The Lakeland 50'. He completed the race in just over 12 hours - a very respectable time.
28 hours door to door. One long drive.
Sun, sea and a … race.
I like it simple. And even though I get carried away with putting bouncy bits on sometimes to go a bit faster, I always go back to what's best. Rigid.
Here, there and everywhere …
So the racing had finished for a while and the suspension, dropper post and meaty tyres made a return.The first proper ride back was my new favourite; Staveley, Longsleddle, Sadgill, Gatescarth, Nan Bield Pass, Kentmere, Garburn Pass, Staveley.This was the second time I'd risen this in 2013 and even with a strong headwind on the…Read more Here, there and everywhere …