Your mind makes it real…

Our minds are capable of some amazing things. Not only does it keep the body functioning day to day, it can achieve great feats of ingenuity and analytical thinking. As some of you regular readers may have worked out, I have a love/hate relationship with my brain. Today is a story of a time when it really let me down. Black & white At the beginning of last year my friend Dave and I hatched a plan to go bike packing. Having binge-watched nearly every adventure & backpacking movie I could find, this was something I really, really wanted to … Continue reading Your mind makes it real…

Something to read: Mid-Wales Micro Adventure – by @cyclestuffblog

We’re not the only ones embracing bikepacking this year. Over at CycleStuff, Simon shares his own adventure in the wilds of Mid Wales. Simon can always be relied upon for his excellent photos and this looks like it was a lot of fun. On Saturday, I headed into Powys for a micro-adventure* with two of my mountain biking/fell running/music loving/whisky sipping** buddies; Jules Carter and Matt Morris. Outside of adventure racing stuff like the Polaris/OMM, surprisingly this was the first time the three of us had engaged in any mountain bike packing. We were treated to a glorious […] via Mid … Continue reading Something to read: Mid-Wales Micro Adventure – by @cyclestuffblog

Bothies…

One of the areas we aim to explore in 2017 is bikepacking. The idea of putting a few things in a bag and heading off down the road to spend a night or three under the stars is something that appeals greatly. However, when there are no stars to see, the wind is howling and conditions turn biblical sometimes a brick & mortar shelter is the order of the day. Bothying As people started to retreat from their remote farms to look for work in the cities, many of the buildings they vacated were left where they stood. Some of these … Continue reading Bothies…