Paris Brest Paris – I’m frikkin doing it! #PBP2015

  When I heard about Paris-Brest-Paris way back in 2006, I thought, ah man I’ve got to do that and parked it in the back of my mind. I dont think bucket lists were fashionable back then. Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is the oldest bike race, superceeding Paris-Roubaix by five years, kicking off before the turn of theContinue reading “Paris Brest Paris – I’m frikkin doing it! #PBP2015”

TwiggyArms kayaks the Thames #KayakingTheThames

It seemed a perfectly reasonable thing to do with the down time between Christmas and New Year. Never mind I didn’t own a kayak, nor that I’d never really kayaked before. Those were arbitrary to the fact that I could end my year with a little adventure, given my track record for the year, itContinue reading “TwiggyArms kayaks the Thames #KayakingTheThames”

No use crying over a broken @Garmin 810, or is there? @transconrace

I am delighted with devices which help me navigate, I’m not the best map reader and without a good sense of direction I’d be a little stifled if I needed to rely solely on maps. Spending weeks researching the best routes, checking if border crossing are rideable and then plotting the routes to save intoContinue reading “No use crying over a broken @Garmin 810, or is there? @transconrace”

No one likes a quitter, but a double quitter… @transambikerace

Some times the odds are just stacked right up against you, so rather than beat your head against a wall its best to just say “what did I learn from that” and in my case there were some great lessons to take away with me. Of all the types of cycling I have done, IContinue reading “No one likes a quitter, but a double quitter… @transambikerace”

The Adventure isn’t over till the fat achilles sings @transambikerace

A solo, unsupported bike race means you get to take one set of kit only and crucially it needs to be the right kit. With no following car to support there isn’t an opportunity to swap out anything that you’re carrying. Given it is a bike race, time is miles, so any stopping costs youContinue reading “The Adventure isn’t over till the fat achilles sings @transambikerace”

Final weigh in and cheesy grin time @transambikerace

What’s been a year in planning is now finally here and there’s no turning back. A years worth of planning, testing and really tightening the screws on my logistically challenged brain – most normal folk would probably get this done in a third of the time – the bike is loaded up with what IContinue reading “Final weigh in and cheesy grin time @transambikerace”

Hands off – this gals off on an adventure

It seems just yesterday I queued nervously outside the exam room waiting to sit my practical exam to become a sports and remedial massage therapist, yet this year marks a decade of working my fingers to the bone, quite literally, to build a little business I feel really proud to be a part of. SurvivingContinue reading “Hands off – this gals off on an adventure”

Not all superheroes wear capes. Mine has a bonce-back button #RideForAReason

Being an adult is much like being a child. Life is much more fun when you have a hero, but unlike childhood hero’s ours are real life folk. One of the magical features of my real-life hero is the “Bounce-back Button”. I’ve tried to casually look to see if I can see it, but itContinue reading “Not all superheroes wear capes. Mine has a bonce-back button #RideForAReason”

“Hit me baby one more time” – #CapeArgus2014 220km

Undoubtedly the world’s most beautiful race, strung out along both coastlines of Cape Town, where Table Mountain serves up a breath taking view to the start of the mountain range running down to the Cape Peninsula. The Cape Argus Cycle race skirts along the eastern side of this range before turning back along some ofContinue reading ““Hit me baby one more time” – #CapeArgus2014 220km”

Sam Weller’s day trip to Wochma 200km

Who Sam Weller is and why Wochma (a town in Estonia) is beyond me, but for my first and certainly not my last double century of the year, it was a corker of a ride. Given the extreme weather of late and a forecast for lashing rain and howling winds on Saturday and lovely calmContinue reading “Sam Weller’s day trip to Wochma 200km”