The year had started off pretty slow in terms of cycling. In December I had had some problems with my knees again so I decided to take 4 weeks off the bikes and give them some rest. I eased myself back into riding at the start of January and as everything had gone well, I […]
One of my goals for 2014 was the BearBones inspired bivi a month challenge. The clue should be in the name and if you haven’t worked it out yet, I’m not going to explain. January I got the year off to a good start with the There N Back event. This turned out to be […]
It’s taken me ages to get around to posting this one, mostly due to reason far to boring to go into. I’m going to keep this one short and hopefully let the pictures do the talking, although to be fair it’s not like they are that great. Once again there were a number of BearBones […]
This is another video that I have entered in the Bearbones video comp. It’s the first time I have spoken to camera and I’m not really sure I come across that well but anyway here it is.
Tour de Yorkshire from Composite on Vimeo. Well it’s here at last. I have been holding off on this one for ages now as I have entered it into the Bearbones bikepacking video competition. If you like it and wold like to vote for it you can do over on the bearbones forum.
I had planned to be riding and biving in Norfolk last weekend but unfortunately Nigel showed his true colours opting to spend the weekend with his in laws rather than doing man stuff with the boys. Duly noted sir, duly noted…. Luckily for me Mike came to the rescue trying to arrange a trip to […]
Before I get into this I just want to make it clear that this isn’t going to be a blow by blow account of the route in the way I normally write a ride report. If you are interested in that sort of write up then I suggest checking out Ian Barrington’s and Dave Barter’s […]
I wanted to get in one more longer trip before the weather turned for the year. Although I will keep bikepacking in to the winter the want to get out for multiple nights becomes less pressing in the cold, wind and rain. I took the week off work and planned a trip that would be […]
Since becoming more interested in bikepacking and much longer distance riding the question of powering lights and a GPS unit has been one I have thought about. I use a Garmin Edge 800 which is charged via USB so I don’t have the option of simply carrying some spare AA’s. Additionally the lights I used […]
I had been using a cheap Mountain Life 0.8L Alu cooking pot up until very recently. Unfortunately I didn’t dry it out properly after one use and the gas canister that I packed inside, rusted and left an indelible rusty ring round the bottom of it. It was dented and out of shape but had […]