First ride of the year, which got me thinking that I needed a mission/carrot. Since last year I managed to ride 750 miles in about nine months.
I'm not an expert, having only ridden for about nine months and got about 800 miles under my belt. But here are my early thoughts on riding a 'bent.

4, 3, 2, 1 years ago

4 years ago: We had to drastically rethink our world pootle. Because the pain I was suffering. 3 years ago: Still in agony, barely able to work or do day to day things.

Failed walk, Simon

We set out to walk up to see Simon and see how comfy his seat is. Heard the views are grand, but not so soft, from it.

Thank you, Dr Sarah Myhill

I will try to keep this short and here is the very short version - Thank you, Dr Sarah Myhill

Fighting the lurg

Our crimbo was spend in bed, with a delivered meal - thanks! Peli's mum, fighting a lurgy.
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Burning daylight

Faffing and waiting for a heavy rain/hail shower to pass, meant a late departure ...

First wash

Went out to explore a new route and to see how it is to ride on the big roads ...

The Lost Glove

Just a ride out to celebrate a few things and also to enjoy the wonderful weather ...

Warm on top

Wrapped up warm and set out in the fog, which lifted as I rode along ...

Blowing cobwebs

As I suffered a heavy doze of lazy over the last few weeks, I requested a mission from Peli ...

Look Ma, no pain!

First ride outside on my new bike. No pain what so ever in my arms and hands ...

A New Year’s … Solution?

Well, after three years trying in vain to get help from the doctors, consultants and specialists, by whom I have been diagnosed with mild CFS/ME/SEID, I'm now going my own way.

I’m broken.

You might have noticed the lack of posts on this site since early 2013. The short story is that I’m broken and haven’t been on a bicycle since December 2012.

Blog: Walking Tasmania

Hobart, via places in Tasmania, Devonport. Highlights: Fires, mountains, "non-crap" bread, hospitality, wombats.

Blog: Mountains in New Zealand

Highlight: Yellow-eyed penguins, scorchio on Christmas Day, New Year in a puddle, mountain walks.

Blog: Meet Domestique

Highlights: Rain, knife making, pancake rocks, limestone arches, lakes and mountains.

Hiding works

Since yesterday was Bonfire Night, I took Tilley to the hills ...

Beer Fest Camp

What a splendid ride out to Appletreewick for the Craven Arms Beer Festival with a spot of camping ...
wild camping

A spot of winter wild camping

The weather forecast was promising a bit of frost and I fancied a bit of camping ...
wild camping

Wild camping

We 'camped wild' when we've failed to find a campsite for the night ...

Hiding works

Since yesterday was Bonfire Night, I took Tilley to the hills ...

Beer Fest Camp

What a splendid ride out to Appletreewick for the Craven Arms Beer Festival with a spot of camping ...
wild camping

A spot of winter wild camping

The weather forecast was promising a bit of frost and I fancied a bit of camping ...
wild camping

Wild camping

We 'camped wild' when we've failed to find a campsite for the night ...

Reviews

Review: Shimano MT60 Shoes and M424 SPD Pedals

Today, you are getting a two for one: Just found this review hidden in a draft folder ...

Review: What we like about our Hilleberg

We have recently described our frustrations with the zippers on our Hilleberg ...

Review: When Hilleberg zippers fail. And fail again.

Hilleberg have come back to us offering to fit new zippers on our tent ...

Review: Showers Pass Elite 2.1 – update from the road

We've had another visit to the Showers Pass offices in Portland, replacement jacket a lovely electric blue colour

Review: ExtraWheel trailer update

I've now used the Extrawheel trailer for nearly six months and 3500 miles ...

Review: Hilleberg Kaitum 3GT – zip frustration

We researched our tent we didn't hear anyone complaining about the zips ...

Review of Showers Pass Women’s Elite 2.0 eVent jacket

Review of Showers Pass Women’s Elite 2.0 eVent jacket 314 USD (approx. £195) including postage plus £65 customs charge

Review: Spitting feathers – Exped mat five year warranty

Our beloved Exped DownMat 7 Pump DLX has started to spit feathers out the deflation valve

Blog: Queen Charlotte Track and a painful dilemma

Highlights: Ferry, warmshowers, mountain biking the Queen Charlotte Track, bays, stunning views, broken hands.

Blog: New Zealand, North Island : Onwards through the centre

Hot Water Beach, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, National Park, Pipiriki, Wanganui - 414km (Total 6895km cycled) Highlights: Active volcanoes, ice cream, wonderful hospitality, hot mineral...

Blog: New Zealand, North Island – Coromandel Peninsular

Auckland, Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach - 362km (Total 6481km cycled) Highlights : Wild camping in Auckland, tailwinds, stunning views, new...

Blog: New Zealand, North Island – Northland

Auckland, Helensville, Dargaville, Whangarei, Russell, Doubtless Bay, Kaitaia - 569km (Total 6119km cycled) Highlights: Back in New Zealand, cycling with friends, Boysenberry ice cream, beautiful...

Blog: Olympic National Park, Seattle and the San Juan islands

Seattle - Aberdeen (via San Juan islands) - 1046Km (Total 5550km cycled) Highlights: Beautiful weather, beautiful views, beautiful orcas and beautiful sunsets. A reminder of...

Blog: Two steps forward and one step back

Santa Barbara - Santa Fe - 65Km (Total 4570km cycled) Highlights : Train ride, great warmshowers hosts, Wiggos Gold in the Olympics, New Mexico green...

Blog: Pacific Coast of California – Part II

The Bay Area - Santa Barbara - 671Km (Total 4506km cycled) Highlights : 4 July picnic, yacf pootle, more cake, finishing our Pacific Coast adventure,...

Blog: Pacific Coast of California – Part I

Crescent City – San Francisco – 809Km (Total 3835km cycled) Highlights: Redwoods, bbq, sunshine, California Coast, Golden Gate Bridge and friends. Day 155 - June...

Blog: Pacific Coast Oregon

Portland - Astoria - Brookings - 778Km (Total 3026km cycled) Highlights: Rain, cheese, orca whales and, most importantly, being on the road again! Day 141...

A carrot

First ride of the year, which got me thinking that I needed a mission/carrot. Since last year I managed to ride 750 miles in about nine months.

Riding a recumbent

I'm not an expert, having only ridden for about nine months and got about 800 miles under my belt. But here are my early thoughts on riding a 'bent.

Fighting the lurg

Our crimbo was spend in bed, with a delivered meal - thanks! Peli's mum, fighting a lurgy.
burning_daylight_featured

Burning daylight

Faffing and waiting for a heavy rain/hail shower to pass, meant a late departure ...

First wash

Went out to explore a new route and to see how it is to ride on the big roads ...
charlie brow had a duck

4, 3, 2, 1 years ago

4 years ago: We had to drastically rethink our world pootle. Because the pain I was suffering. 3 years ago: Still in agony, barely able to work or do day to day things.

The Lost Glove

Just a ride out to celebrate a few things and also to enjoy the wonderful weather ...

Failed walk, Simon

We set out to walk up to see Simon and see how comfy his seat is. Heard the views are grand, but not so soft, from it.