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Galloway Gravel: part 2

Back in Cornwall as of last night and I’ve completed my compulsory tasks for the day, essentially to eat breakfast, drink coffee, and go ride a bike for a few hours, so as promised here is the part two to the part one of a few days ago; also a… more »

Three Moors

Having been busy at the sewing machine recently the end results needed a decent shakedown ride so a... more »

Spring. Maybe.

After my last post I had thought I might follow up with some apparently intelligent thoughts around things... more »

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Bikepacking Peru

Local Trails

I find that when I have a difficult coding problem inspiration often comes from entirely unrelated activities… I’m in a cafe on the plaza in Arequipa this morning writing code which is of course why I’m playing with pictures and scribbling a quick blog post. Well, that is my excuse… more »

Anything But

I have homework, as well as some proper work – you know that stuff that earns £, to... more »

Village Life

… following on from yesterday’s post I stopped for a couple of days in the small town of... more »

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Spiti & Kinnaur

Post-Himalayan Apathy…

It’s always ‘challenging’ returning home after a decent adventure but this time seems to have been, or rather ‘is’, particularly difficult. All I can think about it is the mountains – nothing new there – accompanied by a crippling apathy with respect to what passes for normal life. I’m tired too…… more »

Spiti etc

Other than the 60km asphalt cruise down the valley to Kullu the riding for now is essentially over,... more »

Transitions…

I’m really happy, got my Inner Line Permit. It had been on my mind a little because I... more »

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Sea Kayaking

Various

When I was six years old my brother and I were given a small secondhand mono tape deck. It was my first exposure to music independence and, despite being extremely basic, was something I found completely marvellous. Along with it came a ‘ripped’ cassette with only a hand scrawled ‘various’… more »

Big Fat Dummy

It took a whole year of procrastination and the opportunity to acquire one at a somewhat reduced price,... more »

Spring. Maybe.

After my last post I had thought I might follow up with some apparently intelligent thoughts around things... more »

Sunny morning surf

Just a couple of quick snaps from a fabulously mild and sunny morning kayak-surf session and catch up... more »

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Bikepacking Crete

Dirt road touring / bike-packing Crete

I thought that, for once, I could perhaps make myself useful and scribble a general info flavoured post with info on maps and stuff  – especially given that Crete is such an accessible, cheap to fly to destination (at least for those of us in Europe :-) ) with some absolutely… more »

Archanes etc

I could quite happily have spent a week on the Lasithi Plateau… however with a flight on Wednesday... more »

Lasithi

After 9 days of riding without a break a rest day was in order…I’m lucky in that the... more »

To the east…

It’s warm… as I rolled up my tarp at 8am this morning on the little patch of sand... more »

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Atlas & Djebel Sahro

revisiting some Moroccan streets

For the last couple of bicycle journeys I’ve travelled really light so just used a 7″ Android tablet as a tool for updating this journal – not ideal but it did the job and took up very little room along with my camera, a Fuji x100s – I think   the most… more »

Memory Dust

Sometimes it takes me even longer to get around to sorting it out. For the two weeks since... more »

Closing the loop…

Arrival back into Marrakech was something of an anti-climax after the truly fantastic riding of the last 8... more »

N’kob

The ride from Agdz was an easy one with very little in the way of significant climbing, 30km... more »

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Photography

Various

When I was six years old my brother and I were given a small secondhand mono tape deck. It was my first exposure to music independence and, despite being extremely basic, was something I found completely marvellous. Along with it came a ‘ripped’ cassette with only a hand scrawled ‘various’… more »

Cajamarca Bits

Just a little bit more street photography from Cajamarca. I love street photography… just hanging out with a... more »

Superpowers

I had hoped I might at least acquire some superpowers, or a glow in the dark party trick... more »

Déjà vu

I’m in Cajamarca in the north of Peru but it seems as if I am back where I... more »

Three Moors

Having been busy at the sewing machine recently the end results needed a decent shakedown ride so a... more »

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Gear Etc

Big Fat Dummy Fenders

When I was younger my cycling peers and I considered mudguards on a bike to be deeply uncool. From an early age my father was very fond of the idea that I should always have a sensible bike so it was much to his chagrin that mudguards would be removed… more »

N+1 = Big Bro

I’m really not on board with the way the bike industry is constantly inventing new standards for things... more »

Brother Cycles AllDay

For whatever reason I recently decided that I needed to build myself a new lightweight tourer, day-tripper, ultralight... more »

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Anatolia

A little bit of Anatolia…

In the absence of anything interesting to write about this week (I’m swamped with development work, and with the start of the race season less than 2 months away also spending a majority of spare time on two wheels) this post is just going to continue the theme started in the… more »

time to go…

cold, wet and windy in Istanbul for the last couple of days… must be time to fly home..

Beyoğlu

Rio, Jakarta, Fes, Istanbul… wherever you are in the world there is a law of nature that says... more »

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