Tag: trips

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 →

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 →


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 →

Tour Divide Kit Breakdown

TweetIn advance – this is probably going to be quite a long post full of my opinions. I’m not sorry if yours differ. After riding this setup for over 12,000km it works for me. I’m not changing it now. Probably. I probably will before I leave ok…damn it.  Oddly, when I look at the kit packed – there is not… Read more →

Cuba Photos

TweetFinally working through the 2000 photos or so that I took on our honeymoon in Cuba. Some have already made their way into an article in issue 3 of Grit.cx – Subscriptions here – the rest I am going to drop into Flickr over the next week or so. I’ll pop some of the more choice images here. Why not. Read more →

Salsa Spearfish

TweetOne bike to rule them all. This was something I was never convinced of, I’m getting there though. The summer has seen me riding one bike more than any other, and it’s been the Spearfish. I’ve had my  Salsa Spearfish for about 8 months now. I’ve done just over 2,000km on it and I think it is time for an honest… Read more →

The Streets are Lined With…

Tweet…Cyclists mostly, followed by ice, followed by cars. Another week in Wales started with a nice trip over on a slightly bouncy ferry with the Griffin clan. A visit to the ‘city’ of St. Asaph and then off to wander about Ruthin before finding Pauline for dinner at the local Llandyrnog eating pub. Not to be confused with the drinking… Read more →