Snow at last!

After a depressing snow-free December we finally had a proper dump of the white stuff just before New Year.

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Today was a very special day.

It was the first day that there’s been sufficiently clear trails to take a regular (non-fat) bike out on the trails (albeit trails a little lower down in the valley) for some off-road action – nice!

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In a weird switcheroo it appears that I’m learning to ski uphill before learning to ski down???

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A roadie?

It would appear that I’ve become an actual roadie???

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April and May round-ups…

I realised yesterday that I’d not done any monthly round-up posts for April and/or May and so here they are…..

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Stubbornness (hopefully) wins out!

I’m stubborn.

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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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Mountain air.

I went to see a sports physio this morning and got me some new and (hopefully) improved warm-up/post-ride exercises as well as some more core strength stuff and so I set-off on a nice little celebratory tootle to see how things are progressing spine-wise.

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I’ve had a very quiet few weeks as my back’s been giving me crap again and so I’ve been taking things VERY easy (a run here and a swim there but not much else).

But… there are a few little things to report:

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Century ride on my new road bike


Yesterday I took my new road bike (well, new to me – 2nd hand frame and forks with all of the old bits swapped over from my previous road bike) out for it’s maiden voyage.

Sure, it’d been used on the turbo-trainer a few times in various states during it’s build (no brakes, no bar tape etc…) but as I put the finishing touches to it on Friday night I had something a little special (daft) in mind for it come Saturday morning.

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