• Getting a little bit too high

    America’s victory over the English (celebrated by Independence Day this weekend) actually had some advantages for me, being a Brit living in the US. The biggest one is the ability to take a 5 day weekend from work and not be missed. The second is that all my American friends are also up for adventuring. […]

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  • A Backwards perspective on the weekend

    I’m new to this whole video malarky, but I borrowed a GoPro camera for our weekend race trip to Crested Butte, and this is the result of my amateur attempt of editing (don’t be too critical!) [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/25699325] I raced the Mountain States cup this weekend in Crested Butte. This little town is one of […]

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  • Don’t count the miles

    Manufacturing a weekend takes planning, perseverance and a modicum of luck. Four days of planning to make best use of the limited freedom of the weekend, ensuring every moment is spent enjoying the life we’ve chosen to live. Rather than waiting for something amazing to happen, proactivity must be employed – fun is a personal […]

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  • The word got out

    Boulder changed in the last few weeks. The incessant spring showers stopped. The flowers blossomed and the long dry creek beds now flow with the ever increasing run off from the high country snow pack. Word got out that the snow was melting, and melting fast. These mystical trails which are talked about all winter […]

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  • How races should be

      Some races just get it right. The vibe, the atmosphere, the friendly but serious competition lining up in the centre of a town. The nervous but steady neutral role out through said town and out into the high desert sage brush of Gunnison county, Colorado. The Gunnison Growler sold out in 8 minutes back […]

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  • Getting on with getting on

    The last few weeks have been pretty tough in the life of a part time ‘pro cyclist’. Well, about as tough as they get anyway, which isn’t really that bad when it’s all said and done. After the true grit race (see here) I was enjoying riding and could finally see the hours of ‘training’ […]

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  • Perspectives on persistence

    Road trips are one of the best things about living in America. I like to take every opportunity to get out of my immediate locale and explore somewhere new. America has the advantage of being massive, and everything connected with straight roads. Add in the (relatively) cheap petrol, and a 1400 mile weekend trip becomes […]

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  • In England, March is a Spring month…

    After a few weeks of delusional spring-like weather in Boulder, it seems like winter hasn’t quite loosened its grip yet. Maybe I just got carried away; going to the desert in the middle of February to race bikes got me in the mood for summer, and I’ve spent the last two weeks capitalising on the […]

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  • What did you do this evening?

    Waking up to sunshine in Boulder isn’t unusual, no matter what time of the year it is. Today, though, was exceptional even by Colorado weather. 18C and sunny, no wind, no clouds. That would be a perfect English summers day. I started the day looking forward to skipping out of work early and getting on […]

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  • Contrast

    Instead of the traditional Boxing day walk along Woolacombe beach, this year we chose to repeat a walk we did back in the summer. It was a huge contrast between the middle of August, in the peak of summer, and the end of December, following two of the snowiest weeks in living memory. I tried […]

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