Category: Musings

A Year With A Leica Q.

TweetIn 2013 my father died. To paraphrase a friend, I realised I’d already dug myself a rut, or a grave, one is just longer than the other. All of this lead to different goals and a change of my outlook on life. Spend time doing more things, in better places, with decent people. Everything else is superfluous. Cut away the… Read more →

August in Photos

Tweet A quiet month. Spent most of it trying to raise the tiny human that is becoming self aware. Like Skynet, but with more oozing. A few trips into the mountains for everyone. The earlier she gets out and about the less abnormal it will be for her. No point in waiting until the dead of winter, lets make the… Read more →

Scotland – Second Time & Jura Fell Race.

TweetA while coming as I’ve been slacking with writing. After last years excellent trip, we took the opportunity to have our first real family holiday this year in Scotland. Arran first, Islay, Jura, Mainland, Glenco, Skye, then the Lakes. We covered about 1,700km. It made sense to combine it with a trip the the Jura Fell Race – http://www.gregorymay.ie/?p=3853 Suffice to… Read more →

July in Photos

TweetA busy unpredictable month. A lot less photos taken than normal. Tiny human becoming more of a human. An extended trip to Ireland. Some local exploring down lanes I didn’t know. Training with CVSRT. Training the tiny human to be an outdoor human. A wedding. Another trip to Ireland to spend time on a mountain. Read more →

Scotland in Film – First Time

TweetA post that has been in Proof mode for far to long: September of last year! ~~ The cycling focus for the past two years ended abruptly for me after the Tour Divide. I needed something else to focus on. Many would have ridden more, but I needed a break, something else to occupy my legs and mind. Running was… Read more →

May Photos

TweetAnother busy month, but a very different type of busy. Getting back into the swing of exercising and minding a tiny human. Getting away to places we want to go. Getting some time to myself. Getting a new film camera. All positives. Read more →

April Photos

TweetSomething has been lurking in my brain for a while. Not riding bikes, but running. Camera annoyingly heavy for running. Maybe I should just photograph other things? Not my athletic life. Hmm, wonder what would happen if I did that more often? Would I become “better” at taking photos? Is there better? Either way, images from April that please me. Read more →

Tour Divide Commute in film.

TweetI spent most of my Tour Divide training rides along the canal between where I live and Manchester. 2 hours. 43 Kilometers. Each way, twice a day, up and over a climb gaining me 400m each direction. With work, family, and friends, it was the easiest way to combine training and life with too much of an impact. From February… Read more →