A Day of Rest

A Day of Rest

Today I took a day off from running. I had run every one of the last twenty days and, with about 45km to get in to close out my week, I wouldn’t gain a lot from running today that I couldn’t gain from running a little longer tomorrow and Sunday. I took the...
5 Things I Like About My Langster

5 Things I Like About My Langster

I’ve been riding my Specialized Langster into work and back all week and I am just in love with the ride. It’s so much fun to ride a track bike in the city and it’s an easy way to travel 50km under my own steam without feeling like it is a pain....
Comparing Commutes

Comparing Commutes

I’ve been taking the track bike on the morning and evening commutes to and from work this week and it’s been great fun. I love how responsive the bike is, how fast I can dial it up, and how I can just concentrate on steering through the traffic instead of...
Fixed Gear

Fixed Gear

I used to ride bikes instead of run, and I loved it. Whether competitively in Australia or more for pleasure and exercise here in France, I’ve always enjoyed testing myself on a bike in terms of distance, over hills, up mountains, or just negotiating the traffic...
50 Days Out

50 Days Out

So I’m 50 days out from the Ultratour du Leman. I’d be lying if I claimed I was exactly where I wanted to be right now. I am behind on training for a variety of reasons – family, vacation, illness, injury, and work – but I haven’t lost my...
Review: The Jungle Bunch

Review: The Jungle Bunch

Another day, another vacation film with Jamie. Today we saw The Jungle Bunch movie and it wasn’t too bad. It’s a typical good versus evil film with a touch of family values and a slightly psychopathic koala thrown in for kicks. Jamie enjoyed it and I have...