Checklist

Checklist

The Ultratour du Leman is now only a couple of days away and I am starting to get myself into gear for the day. What makes things a little more complicated in this case as compared to, say, the Saint Fons 12 Hour or the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra is that I am traveling...
New Shoes, New Magazine

New Shoes, New Magazine

A mid-week rest day after another 35°C afternoon here in Lyon. By all accounts the temperature is meant to go down tomorrow so I’ll be looking forward to the cooler temperatures and the easier running – and who needs to stress ahead of what will be a very...
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...