Skills let you do fun things!
My ultramarathon season is over and I’m both relaxing and wondering what to do next. And how to fit whatever it is, in?
Happy chance gets us behind the scenes of the Mitchelton Scott pro cycling team. Also some post-ultra marathon chat.
Do you remember when I smashed my expensive carbon fibre mountain bike? I got it repaired. Also, summer running is coming!
We’re getting ready for a Halloween party and as the clocks have gone back it would be rude not to go and hunt for another night geocache after dark.
It’s a very wet weekend! No point sitting inside looking out at it though.
Busy this weekend but sneaked in some bits and bobs. And a couple of geocaches.
More from southern Snowdonia. I cycle across the famous 100-odd year old 900m long wooden rail bridge to Barmouth and we go looking for Barmouth Slabs to do a little but of rock climbing and see some huge Snowdonia views. There might be a geocache hidden around somewhere too.
2016 was a pile of crap I don’t want to repeat. But 2017 is here, and if we stop looking to the future we’re going to walk into something or trip over our own shoelaces. Or fall down an open manhole. Or step in front of a bus.
XTERRA is coming to Wales in June! And I’m really looking forward to it and thoroughly (well, almost thoroughly) enjoying the start of my preparations and training for it. Anything can go wrong in XTERRA, with crashes and usually demanding terrain throwing the unexpected at you. It’s long and tough in different ways to a standard distance road triathlon, and the weather can completely change the conditions for the day overnight. it’s hard and it’s difficult, and those are two different things. Training is similar but different. Preparations are similar but different. Great!