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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 →

May in Pictures

TweetSummer arrived with a thud. Suddenly, summer. Nearly four months solid of it. The first two weeks of solid summer I’ve ever had in Scotland. Good light – either crisp spring or forceful summer – gets the camera out and keeps it out. First month I’ve shot over 300 images in a long time. I don’t do burst images. Hangover… Read more →

February in Photos

TweetOn time, not a chance. Go me. Crap weather, a lot of time indoors, crap light and too much going on to get the camera out much. Tiny human still not dead – parenting success at its best. First month I’ve not had a cold, but some other disease made me spend too much time on the porcelain throne for… 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 →

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 →

Make good Art

TweetA few months ago I came across a wonderful speech by Neil Gaimen entitled Make Good Art. After watching, listing, thinking and watching again I realised that he is correct. We do just need to make good art. Be it in how we write, draw, compose or influence people. The last week has allowed me time to reflect and finish… Read more →

Hit the North 2012

Tweet Photos: Jo Allen – 2012 Many years ago I was persuaded to join Twitter. I floated about for a while and eventually got settled in. It’s been a slow decay from there. Similar can be said for my usage of forums such as Singletrack World. Somewhere in the mists of time these became intwined and I became aware of… Read more →

Week 4 of 4

TweetI stuck to the plan. I did my 4 weeks. I didn’t start early. I even feel happy about it. Admittedly I did another race…but that was always part of the plan anyway. First week in a while I rode with the power meter and looked at it. Nice to see numbers again. Not that important though. Due to a Sunday being… Read more →