Tag: Endurance

Bikepacking Wales

TweetSix months of waiting. Six months of hoping for good weather. Six months of wondering if any one of us would pull the plug and ruin it all. Paddy Englishman, Paddy Irishman and Paddy Australianman walk into a pub in Wales. It’s cold. Wet. Windy. They’ve sacked off a climb to sleep in a field and get some hot food.… Read more →

July in Pictures

TweetJuly consisted of two things – a trip to the Isle of Man, and quitting my job. I’d not been to the Isle of Man in over 20 years. When a round of the English fell championships was announced we made plans to go straight away – on another note, being a sovereign country, I have no idea how a… Read more →

Munros -2,3,4

TweetI never worried about the tops I ticked when I went to Scotland to climb in the past. A year ago, I started to wonder if I’d be willing to put the time in to working on all the Munros before I can’t walk, run and climb any more. I Figured it’d be a good thing to do as the… Read more →

Favourite Photos of 2017

TweetOne image for each month. Each image, I feel, defined that month. Jan – Sony a7: Spring in Manchester. by Greg.May[/url], on Flickr   Feb – Sony a7: Last Wainright for my then heavily pregnant wife. Then lunch in a cave. by Greg.May[/url], on Flickr   March – Canon AEp: Pulling out the film cameras again. by Greg.May[/url], on Flickr… Read more →

September in Photos

TweetLater than planned. But a batch of photos from what was a decent September, the first month in the past five I’ve felt anything like an active human being. Tiny human continues to do tiny human things. I spent a lot, but not enough, time in the Lakes running and racing. It felt good to be out there again. I… 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 →

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 →