gRVOL Ride

So, I rode the route on Saturday in …. interesting weather conditions. With some stops for photos, some route option checking, and some faffing. It took me 6.5 hours. Frankly, it’s what I wanted it to be – a big ride that I can use for Tour Divide training, on that bike, that will give me a minor pummelling. Basic… Read more →

Tour Divide: Three Months Out

Short Version: It has been cold. It’s all going well. Everything on track training wise. Kit still getting fiddled. Long Version: It’s been cold, unsurprising really, it has been winter. But logging early morning rides day after day, week after week, with temps barely rising above zero has been hard. It’s always going to be the issue with racing the… Read more →


First there was the RVOL – Ronde van Oost Lancashire. An event my good friend Alan put together to ride on the day of The Ronde van Vlaanderen taking in the best of the cobbles he knew about as well as some brutal climbs. It was always a precursor to a few beers and some shouting at cyclists on the… Read more →

We’re Done Here

A house bought in 2000 when a family finally finished. A son who went to Canada and returned to a box room. An attic full of discarded toys and dead relatives trash. A life that ended, and took three years to remove it’s clutter. The past three years have been frankly annoying. Ignoring the sadness that comes with the passing… Read more →