Category: Life

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 →

You’ll probably think this blog is about you. It’s not.

TweetI’m done with Twitter. After 10 years on the platform, many hours both good and bad spent there, I’m done. I’ve been debating this nearly a year, sad I know, but when a large portion of yourself is presented in a digital medium, a medium you’ve used extensively for the past ten years, stepping away can feel like you’re walking… 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 →

8mm

TweetLast year, with local rider and Super8 obsessed friend Giles, we went out and made a film for a competition. A film on film, not digital. A single Super8 cartridge shot with no room for editing. What was shot was what was to be entered, undeveloped, unseen by Giles. It was a fun day, 5 hours to shoot 3.5 minutes… Read more →

Distractions

Tweet I’ve been reading a lot more since I returned from the Divide. Books, comic books, long form opinion. Winter and an annoying injury took hold and I’ve had less time on my feet and wheels to let them recover, but more time to exercise my brain. I’ve never come to March with so little miles in my legs. It… Read more →

#NotBelgium

TweetA draft post that never made it out there. ~ It was supposed to be a trip to Belgium to watch the Cyclocross World Cup at Koksijde. It was supposed to be a birthday trip, a cycling holiday, some time away together. It was supposed to be a fun weekend away at the start of Winter before all hell breaks… Read more →

2016 Wrap.

TweetOdd year. A year of two distinct halves. Part 1: January through June we’re dominated by the one thing, the Tour Divide. Nothing else mattered. Work, nope. Friends, nope. Family, nope. Home…well yes, the only thing that mattered except training was homelife and future plans. Oddly, this near sole focus had little impact on the rest of my “normal” outside… Read more →

Best Photos of 2016

TweetI took quite a few photos this year. Some good, some bad. From them I’ve had an enjoyable (??) time trying to chose my favourite photo from each month. I failed. Too many stories, moments, actions associated to too many photos to cut down to 12. So I chose 24. One set of twelve for exercise; cycling and running mostly,… Read more →