Tag: Events

A Year in Mountain Rescue

Tweet It’s not something I’ve written about much. But those who know me, know that I joined my local mountain rescue team a little over one year ago. In January, we had our final assessment. Words below, photos at the URL: http://www.cvsrt.org.uk/the-team/news/probie-assessment-2018   It’s been a wonderful experience. I’ve done and seen things I’d never expected to do. I’ve helped and been… 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 →

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 →

Tour Divide Print Words

TweetFirst set of words in print from the Tour Divide this year: http://grit.cx/magarchive/issue-009 – small paywall for digital at £1.50 a month, or £6 for the print issue. I’ve been working with the folks over at Grit.cx since its inception, what feels like many moons ago. I’ve always contributed from a cross perspective, and quite often just ranting about my own ideas… Read more →

BB200 Tracking

Tweet The annual running of the bears. Or at least the annual trudging of the UK bike-packing community somewhere around Mid-Wales. As normal, I have a cold, but this time I am at least going to the start and worst case I’ll take some photos and heckle for the first few kilometres. Who knows. Either way, I should be starting… Read more →

Tour Divide Posts Compiled

TweetSo I decided to blog my whole Divide day by day while I was working on my photos – a lot of you have been reading them – so I’ve had to buy more bandwidth. Not a bad problem to have I suppose!  But it can be a bit anoying to go back through the timeline, so i figured I’d… Read more →

Tour Divide Postscript

TweetFirstly – For those interested, I’ve dumped some of my Tour Divide photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskFctRNz  These are the ones that tell less of a story, but show more of the route itself. ~ I’ll start this postscript (brain-dump) with one of those photos: A snapshot my wife took after the traditional smiling happy rider finish shot was taken. This, this is closer to… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 20

TweetForest past Pietown – Somewhere in the Gila Wilderness, NM ; 196km distance, 2,175m climbing, 12hrs 25mins moving time. I’d never intended to be hear on day 20. I should be finished, relaxing with my wife, doing holiday recovery things. Perhaps showering. Maybe eating some real food. Either way, I’m not, I’m rolling along a rode after relieving myself in a… Read more →