I keep my bikes in the house and until fairly recently that has meant one in the hall way and one… where ever it was least in the way, which changed daily. To be honest both of them were pretty much constantly a pain in the arse. Fortunately my good lady came out with the […]
I have been using a Garmin Forerunner 205 for a good while. It had been fine for recording a ride to take a look at later and when strapped to the handle bar it worked well for distance and time. Unfortunately though it didn’t do heart rate or cadence and there is a limited amount […]
I’m a firm believer that we are all the sum of our experiences. Past, Imperfect, Continuous Tense – January from Composite on Vimeo. One clip a day for January.
Barnt Green to Kinver is a route that I have ridden for quite a while but I never got around to getting it in the routes sections until now. I have several variations of the return leg but for now here’s just the out and back version. Download GPX
Probably the least sexy blog post I’m ever going to write. However it maybe a useful one if you have rounded out a bolt and have already exhausted all your options. I rounded out the M6 bolt which holds the pinch clamp of my gear shifter to the handle bar. Unfortunately it’s recessed which meant […]
While I was shooting the Behind the Scenes film for the Aston Effect I also took some photos. I got all moody on some and did some black and white… 🙂
Watch in HD: Behind the scenes of The Aston Effect from Composite on Vimeo. “The Aston Effect” was a video promo commissioned as part of Aston Universities “Graduate Employability” marketing. It was produced by a combined freelance and in house team. I was asked to take part in the project and I suggested that I […]
This is another one I have had knocking around for while. I was never quite happy with one little part of it but after leaving it for something like 2 years I was able to come back to it and work out what was wrong with the beat. I’m not 100% happy with the mastering […]
It snowed, I took some pictures. Sadly no bike picture sneaked in and in fact all of these were taken within the boundary of my house. My ribs are still to painful to go much further. These were mostly taken using my new Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 but there are a couple taken on the 50mm […]
I have added a new set of images to the Studies in Depth of Field Gallery shown below. All shot on the 50mm Prime with a +4 close up filter.
Back in August I mentioned that I was retiring my Holga due to, what I have diagnosed, as the spring going in the shutter. It wasn’t totally borked but it did mean that I always needed a solid surface to brace the body against when trying to get a picture. Considering this is a camera […]
Shot 1 second a day for 6 months; 06/07/2012 to 05/01/2013. I missed about 5 days. I started this project as a video diary of sorts. I realised after a couple of months that it wasn’t really working for me in the way I had hoped. I had been hoping that it would document “myself” […]
I haven’t written about the crash I had at the end of 2012. I’m not sure why really I just never got round to it. I feel it’s a bit late now to tell the story in any detail but I do feel it’s relevant to mention it in relation to my January update and […]
In all honesty I don’t have much to say about cycling for December. The weather was really crap and I didn’t end up getting out a huge amount. All of my local trails are in a bit of a state, with there not being a single route that is 100% ride-able at the moment. Many […]
I ordered these ages ago from Sports Pursuit. I already have a few other Plain Lazy shirts and as these worked out half price I thought why not. I was particularity digging the bike related stuff.
The frost was thick like snow one morning last week so I stopped off in Cannon Hill Park on my way to work. I took a few pictures. Yes I still managed to sneak a bike picture in.
Nedos and I decided to put our entire back catalog up for free download. We hope you enjoy it.
I haven’t done any music with Nedos for a while now. Mainly due to me being too busy mountain biking and him being too busy making pop tunes (harhar). Just before the studio was broken into and cleaned out we had finished off another drum and bass track called “It’s Nice”. I had uploaded to […]
For the last few winters I have always just worn my “summer” shoes with a pair of BBB over shoes. They did an OK job at providing an extra layer for warmth and in terms of keeping the water out they were fine in light rain or just stopping splash water soaking through my shoes. […]
Ed and I went up to the Long Mynd this weekend for a quick ride. Unfortunately I didn’t take many pictures due to being pressed for time.