Home cooked trail food #4

Mochiko Stickies (white chocolate/maple syrup) Ingredients: 1/2 cup almond milk, 5g butter, 7tsp ggranulated sugar, 110g crisped rice cereal, 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour, 25g dark chocolate chips or 1tbsp maple syrup. Method: Mix the milk, rice flour, butter, sugar in a pan over a low heat. Mix until melted and smoothish. Then mix in the […]


Home Cooked trail food #3

Well I couldn’t really be arsed writing up last weekend’s ride. I’m reaching the point again of riding too much to report on every one but I did try out some new recipes. They were good! Cottage Cheese Pancakes Ingredients: 2 eggs, 115g low fat cottage cheese, 1/4 cup Spelt flour, 2 slices of Edam, […]


Home Cooked Trail Food #2

Another one inspired by Feedzone Portables. Baked Eggs With Ham & Parmesan Ingredients: 3 eggs, 3 slices of your favorite thin sliced ham, 3tsp of grated Parmesan. Method: Spray the a muffin tin with oil. Lay the ham slices into the muffin cases and crack the eggs into the tin on top of the ham. […]


The Torq Rough Ride 2013

Leading up to yesterdays Torq Rough Ride I had had doubts that I was going to be able to make it. A couple of mates had dropped out and I wasn’t sure about my transport arrangements. My girlfriend had plans for the weekend but as it turned out she was aiming to be in South […]


May 2013 Cycle Update

It’s been the month that the weather turned. It’s now summer! Got in many sunny dry rides this month, although mileage was down on last month due to tapering for the Torq Rough Ride this weekend. I had another great ride an Llandegla and my first trip back to Cannock since I broke my rib […]


Cannock Friday 31st May – Ride Report

After a week of getting soaked commuting I had been looking forward to this ride with some trepidation. I assumed that our crap weather would shaft us big time and it would be more of the same. How wrong I was! Martin, Ed and myself were treated to the first warm sunny evening of the […]


Bikepacking Shropshire Video

Bikepacking Shropshire (May 2013) from Composite on Vimeo. I got the train out to Church Stretton and rode to Marshbrook staying on the Blazing Bikes camp site. The next day I rode back to Birmingham. The route back ended up being longer and more hilly than I had originally planned. It was 76miles with 7500ft […]


Home Cooked Trail Food #1

So I recently bought Biju Thomas and Allen Lim’s latest book Feed Zone Portables. It’s a cook book for food that is easy to take out with you will doing exercise or in my case riding the bike. I have always preferred to have real food, not gels, while riding so I thought this was perfect […]


Llandegla Sunday 19th May – Ride Report

It was a another really good day’s riding at Llandegla. Just Martin, myself and some great weather. My warranty replacement RCT3 damper arrived in the nick of time so I was able to take the Five again which made me smile. I stuck on the Chunky Monkey again as I was digging it so much […]


Weight loss

At the start of April I realised it had been a long time since I had weighed myself. It’s not something I do regularly but I thought I would jump on “just to see”. I have always seen myself as being about 170lbs and would say that generally speaking I have had a fairly consistent […]


Monday 6th May – Ride Report

I wouldn’t have said that today was a wholly successful ride, or even partially, which is a shame considering it was bank holiday and probably the best day of weather we have had this year. I have had a new route around Redditch planned for ages now and I decided that today was the day […]


April 2013 Cycle Update

April felt like the start of summer here in the Midlands. Not a single wet ride this month and considering the substantial amount of miles I did I think this was pretty good going. I managed to hit a number of trail centers including Llandelga for the first time in 2 years and The Forest […]


Saturday 27th April – Ride Report

It’s been a very long time since I have gone out and done a proper all day ride. In fact I think the last time I did this particular all day ride was when I shot the Kinver and back video in March last year. After going for a ride Friday I wanted to find […]


Friday 26th April – Ride Report

Just a quick one really to say I took an impromptu run on the bike after work on Friday. I hadn’t really planned to do it… not for definitely anyway but as it was shaping up for a nice evening I thought I may as well go for it. I have had planned for a […]