It would appear that I’ve accidentally entered the 2013 l’Etape du Tour road event.
It’s a stage from next years Tour de France (usually one of the harder mountain stages) and so it seemed ideal for someone who’s never ridden in any road biking event – ever.
It took until the 27th of this fine autumn month before I managed to get out for a night in the wild!
There were a number of aborted attempts and failed missions but last night I ignored the forecast snow and sub-zero temperatures and set-off into the night for a quick 12 hour stealth-bivi.
Today I took delivery of the final parts to put together my long-awaited shiny new 29er build!
My Cotic ‘Solaris’ is finally complete and ready to hit the trails (there’ll be a mini test ride tomorrow before a weekend of bike/bivi fun!).
I’ve always liked the idea of eating better but unfortunately I’ve never liked the idea more than I like eating cakes and drinking beer and so, a few years ago, I found myself on the slippery slope to obesity and early death (ok, so I’d put on a little weight).
Last night I went out to test my new Hope ‘Vision 1’ light.
When used with my LED Lenser ‘H7R’ head-torch it seems (based on yesterday’s outing) to offer up enough light for me to get out and do some night time rides over this coming winter.