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Had I mentioned it’s warm here?

Had I mentioned it’s warm here?

It’s not all clear skies and sunshine, in the mornings it’s been chilly enough I’ve used arm warmers and my gillet. This is of course at about 5:30 in the morning when a long ride typically starts. By about 7 things have warmed up enough you can strip down to shorts and a jersey and […]


Birds 1 – Russell 0

Birds 1 – Russell 0

As part of a new and better time management initiative I’m trying writing these posts off-line. It keeps me off the internet that little bit more which has got to be a good thing. I might even put a bit more thought into them and that’s definitely got to be a good thing! The theory […]


Enough about books what about the training?

Enough about books what about the training?

Something like 5 days here now, to be honest I’m losing track of the time a little. Days blend into one pretty quickly, though sometimes they’re a bit cloudy or there’s a storm to break up the monotony of the relentless sunny weather. I guess maybe it could get boring otherwise, maybe… I got myself […]


Review of the Alchemist – how to get a post out of 24 hours on a plane.

Review of the Alchemist – how to get a post out of 24 hours on a plane.

Well here I am, in Australia now enjoying warm sunny weather and clear blue skies. It’s a little odd to think this is where I’ll be for the next 9 months or so. Having been stuck on a plane for most of a day there’s not much to blog about. The movie selection let me […]


Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Well that’s it, goodbye to the UK and off to Australia. I’m all packed into 2 bags, somehow everything I need for the next 10 months fits. My bike bag can take 2 pairs of wheels along with the bike frame and a few other bits and pieces. Weighed them and neither bag is too […]


Off to Oz: the Aims and Objectives

Off to Oz: the Aims and Objectives

Part 2 of sorts, though relying that by starting two posts with the title ‘Off to Oz’ I can pass it off as a kind of series. The reality is I’ve not been too motivated this week and training has been very light. I’m too focussed on the trip ahead and making sure everything is […]


Off to Oz: the starting point of the plan

Off to Oz: the starting point of the plan

I’ve done a very quick skim through my archive just to make sure this doesn’t make me seem entirely senile. In the absence of blog worthy activity in my life (the Oz prep goes well) and with only 3 days left I figured I’d post something about how this all started. Apologies now as it […]


Alternative training diets, important questions and other random junk

Alternative training diets, important questions and other random junk

It’s amazing how despite having a busy week you can be left with so little to blog about… Rather than remain totally silent, I’l break the nothing interesting no blog rule again. In 5 days time I catch a flight to Australia, in fact it’s now less than a week till I’ll be there. I […]


Weekend Break

Weekend Break

I fear I may be about to break one of my rules about blogging (again). If you don’t have anything interesting to blog about you shouldn’t blog at all… As the journey to Australia gets ever closer I have a lot of things on, but not much to blog. As the photo shows I spent […]


Work-life Balance

Work-life Balance

Today’s post will get no sympathy from those who actually work for a living… For a large part of my working life I very clearly fell in the work to live camp. I think it’s fair to say the scales were tipped pretty heavily in favour of life over work. Life was more specifically training […]