600th post

I’ve logged in tonight to post a couple more posts about Poland and I’ve noticed another milestone has passed – this is my 601st post since starting this blog way back in November 2008 – if you want to read that post click here for the link!

Yikes – just did the maths – . . . → Read More: 600th post

A trip to Costa Rica

This Christmas we decided to push the boat out and take advantage of the extended break for a big trip! Costa Rica was our destination. We had a fabulous trip to this wonderful country, below a few highlights and a few hints if you are planning a trip yourself.

Rafting – La Fortuna

La . . . → Read More: A trip to Costa Rica

Holidays on Heb

We have been meaning to go to the Outer Hebrides for years, the sheer distance and logistics of ferries kept putting it off but this year we planned early and headed north.

We took the ferry from Uig to Lochmaddy after an over-night pit stop in Perth on the Friday, all told a journey . . . → Read More: Holidays on Heb

I broke my E5 :-(

Gutted. Getting my White E5 out of the garage the other day (it was clean for a change) I noticed a huge crack in the frame on the down tube 🙁  it’s a shame but the frame is 10 years old and I bought it second hand in 2011. Trouble is the rest . . . → Read More: I broke my E5 🙁

Pimping the Brompton for racing

I’ve now sorted the Brompton into racing spec 🙂

Longer seatpost Lightweight saddle SPD pedals Hard compound suspension rubber.

I’ve left on the rack and mudguards until a little closer to the race. Having ridden it I think the nice Brooks leather grips will also have to go for something more grippy and . . . → Read More: Pimping the Brompton for racing

Cancer Research – Holly’s Challenge

My Daughter Holly will be raising money for Cancer Research this week – read her story below.

I will be climbing the 15 highest Wainwrights in the May holiday in memory of Sue Hawker, who lost her battle earlier this year. We are doing this because Sue loved to walk, loved the Lakes, loved to . . . → Read More: Cancer Research – Holly’s Challenge

Cycling on Lantau – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a bonkers place, and to be honest the mad rush of the high rise, completely crammed with people gives me the eebie-jeebies. So with a weekend to recover from jetlag on a business trip and with a whole week of high pressure M+ Museum BIM meetings (what I do for a . . . → Read More: Cycling on Lantau – Hong Kong

Mansty Woods

Walton Chasers held its first competition on an area never before orienteer’d on this weekend – a rare occasion nowadays in the UK. Its’ a small forest called Mansty Wood, recently back under private management after years as a FC leasehold woodland.

As I knew it was flast (flat and fast) I decided to . . . → Read More: Mansty Woods

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