3 weeks ago
Thanks @rossbellphoto for capturing a rare view amongst the rain of our Highlands trip for @shimanomtb back in July. Great trip and great to catch up and ride with @manoncarpenter 😊👍🏴
• @rossbellphoto 2020... Where do you start? Well I’m sure everyone has heard enough of the c word so I’ll keep this short and sweet! A wee photo review is on the @pinkbike homepage if you fancy a look at some of my favourites from a weirdly and whacky 12 months. Big thanks to everyone I got to work alongside last year. Let’s see what ‘21 brings! ...
4 weeks ago
Bikes still making almost all of my best nine in some form !! That has to be a good thing !!
2020 will always be one we won’t forget for a while and I do hope 2021 returns to something that resembles the past and meeting up with friends is normal life again 🤞
Happy New Year and thanks for all the continued support and following 🙏😊🥳 ...
Successful first half term of nursery complete ✅
Happy to say that commuting to school by bike has been the best parent / child time ever 👍
We chat about the traffic, the birds, the litter 😞, the farm we pass and the weather !! We only had to drive on two occasions (due to weather) and every other mum at nursery thinks I am mad I’m sure ( especially when I’ve squeezed in a road ride whilst Toby’s at nursery, ran late and had to ride to school in my Lycra and spd shoes !!! 🙈🤣 - pic 2 !! )
but hey I think Toby enjoys it !! 👌😊🚲 ...
It must be bad I’m running 🏃♀️🤣
I have to admit that I am normally a super self motivated person but right now close to the shortest day of the year, the ground is saturated and I’ve had a poorly boy and some disturbed nights sleep, finding time to get out on my bike has been tough this last week.
I’m also a person that thrives with a goal and a plans so it’s tough when the Covid world seems to be a continued factor in planning anything for the future
Anyway the point of my ramble is to say that even the most motivated people have bad days and today I could so easily have not done any exercise but with the “goal” to deliver some Xmas cards I decided to embark on my longest run for a very long time
Being as far from a natural runner as is possible I slid around in the mud for 8km and felt so grateful for being healthy and able to get out in the fresh air and I delivered my cards ! “Goal” accomplished ! No one said they have to be big goals !!
Think I’ll feel it in my legs tomorrow but happy to have got out there.... hope this helps one of you reading this to get out there and get your fix of me time and outside time, it’s always worth it once you’ve got out the door 🚪!!
Here’s to more daylight, less rain and a world without Covid restrictions soon 🤞🙏 🍻 ...
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2 months ago
I always love a new challenge and I didn’t expect when e bike enduro racing began this year I would be loving the uphill stages as much as the downhill ones !!! 🙈🤣
I think for me it was the idea that I needed to learn how to firstly master an eBike and then learn how to get uphill fast !
I’d spent years thinking about how to do this downhill but uphill was a new skill set entirely !
I used to love testing in my DH days so when I told Steve Jones I had some ideas for the power stages he was keen for me to show him what I was thinking 🤔 💭
Enjoy some fun @jonesemtb and I testing ideas 🤣👊⚡️🚲
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Inspired by @kendalmountainfestival and @cal_major @trashfreetrails this past week, we did a family walk just 1/2mile from home and came home with a bin bag full of rubbish as tall as Toby !
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I’m fortunate and live in a rural area and our route took in a main A road for 400m and then an off-road track into an old disused quarry
We picked up - dog poo 💩 bags, beer bottles and cans, lots of plastic drinks bottles, bottle tops, crisp packets and general plastic packaging
Sadly this isn’t the only litter pick that has been done on this route, so it really is sad to be able to find that much litter in this small rural area
Today I know the outdoor Kendal community were all taking part in a litter pick and I can’t imagine just how much litter has been collected today.....good work everyone 🙏
For me I can’t understand why people do this and my only hope is that inspiring the next generation to love and appreciate the outdoor places will help make change. So my hope is that if a 2.5yr old asks to help pick up litter then let’s hope the future looks brighter for our environment .... let’s educate and work together to make our future full of less of our litter 🙏👊 ...