Tag Archives: Outdoors

A year of ups, downs, thrills and spills

2015 was quite a topsy turvy year. First the downs. Let’s get them out the way. We had to put our cat of 21 years down, and I still feel guilty for making that terrible trip with her to the vet. My diet … Continue reading

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The challenging Bealach Mor Sportive

As a recreational cyclist, occasional hill walker, and unconvincing triathlete, I consider it my right to leave my training and organisation for an event to the very last minute. So it was no surprise that just days before cycling the … Continue reading

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High ways to the danger zone

There is a breed of people who benefit from getting into the outdoors. I think might be one of them. I don’t want to just be in the great outdoors, I want the thrill of moving through the great outdoors. … 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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How I bounced off a hill with barely a scrape

This day was different. Every morning had sent shards of sunlight through the gaps in the curtains in our hotel room. But this morning there was nothing but gloom. With the wife and boy still sleeping I went downstairs to … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the next adventure

Sometimes you plan with the best of intentions. And later, what had seemed like a good time to go adventuring is actually really inconvenient for everyone. And possibly not the right conditions either. But it is booked now and we’re … Continue reading

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