Tag: Motivation

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 →

December in Photos

TweetTwo months behind…. ~ I’m not the biggest fan of December. It’s dark. It often involves forced interactions with people I’d rather not. It’s usually too busy at work to get anything else done. I didn’t shoot much during the month, only really taking the camera out when I wanted to take photos at an event, or during an ocassion.… 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 →

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 →


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 →


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 →