TransPyr 2013 – Day 03

The plan was that every third day would be shorter and easier than the previous two to give us a rest and so Day 03 was, on paper, a half-day with time to rest and recover after two big days in the saddle – HA!

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TransPyr 2013 – Day 02

Ok, day two…..

I woke up nice and early feeling rested, refreshed and with an aching painful back – bugger!

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TransPyr 2013 – Travel/Day 01

This is not the comprehensive trip report of a successful and complete off-road traverse of the Pyrenees that I’d hoped to be writing but nevertheless here is a little write-up of my (shortened) Pyrenean adventure.

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Off the road again…..


After 3.5 days of 12 I was unhappily on my way back to blighty!

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On the road again…..

Right…’s almost 04:00, I’ve got a taxi coming to take me to St Pancras in 15 minutes, I got 3.5 hours sleep after a wedding last night and I’ve got a 17 hour day of travel ahead of me! All being well I’ll be back in two weeks having successfully traversed the Pyrenees – wish Read More

Looking likely.

Tomorrow we head back to Blighty and in just over a week I’m scheduled to take the train to the very north-east of Spain in order to start the TransPyr trip with Nick, Duncan and Kevin.

At this time my elbow has regained 90% of it’s movement and the pain has almost gone which means……

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I got BOAR’d!

You know a trip has gone a little awry when it’s 01:30 in the morning and you’re sat up a tree in your pants, armed with only a headtorch and leatherman watching a wild boar attempt to eat your bike!

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2 out of 2 – 2013 Monthly Bivi Challenge

Yesterday I descended from the bright and sunny Alps in order to do two things:

1. Drop Nikki and Amelie off at the train station in Chambery for their week back in blighty.

2. To head out for a day/night/day in the hills to tick off my February Bivi trip (yes, I’d left it a little late!).

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Right, it IS ON!!!

Today I booked the train tickets for my upcoming TransPyr trip.

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1st trip of 2013 – DONE!

Last night, after being inspired reading everyone’s ‘2013 bivi-a-month challenge‘ aims over on the Bear Bones Bikepacking forum, I decided to change my plans for a night ride into an impromptu mini-bikepacking trip.

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