Monthly Archives: September 2013

A hike on a bike for a pie on the fly

Well. I couldn’t just name the blog post “A cycle from Balloch to Callander, and then back again”. There’s not much to catch the imagination with a title like that, is there? A wee bit if artistic license maybe, but … Continue reading

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What did you get up to last night?

I was reading the blog of explorer and adventurer Alastair Humphreys and something he wrote caught my attention. It was something like this – most of us work 9am-5pm, so what are you doing with your 5pm-9am? How about using … Continue reading

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Trains, strains and no automobiles – part 2

We arrived at Aviemore train station late morning. Although we were staying about 20 miles away from Aviemore, Scotland’s mountain sports capital (which is hotly contested by Fort William), we were picking up hire bikes close to the station. Having … Continue reading

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The glide and the grind

I was talking to a work colleague who had been out for a 4k training run the previous night. He told me his first 10 minutes running were awful. I agree. It’s like a cold car engine starting up. It … Continue reading

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Trains, strains and no automobiles – part one

James an I met at early o’ clock at Queen Street station. He had managed to pack about 48 litres of gear into a 35 litre rucksack. Myself, I had packed using the “play dirty, stay dirty” method. That meant … Continue reading

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Blood. Sweat and tears, optional

Right so. I’m 41. I’ve never needed any blood. I’ve never given any. The last time I tried to, I was 17 and under weight so the nurses refused to take any. Roll on a few years and my reaction … Continue reading

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