Category: The Lakes

That was the year…

… that was. Well, it’s raining again (got soaked every day last week), I’m not feeling too good, and my mojo is cowering under the bed upstairs. So I’m not riding. Instead, here’s my view of 2007. Let’s start with a very rare picture of me. Spent hours photoshopping this to make my wheels appear […]

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Ullswater Outing

I was going to call this a saunter down the High Street. Unfortunately we never made it – after battling through gales to reach the halfway point of the ascent, we threw in the towel, dropped our saddles and headed for the sanctuary of the valley bottom.

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Nan Bield Ride

It’s my first-ever mountain bike ride in The Lakes and I’m about to creep down a precipitous switchbacked scree slope of unimaginable technicalities. Just seconds ago I watched, with building fear, the first of our party of five conquistadors begin the drop from the 725 metre summit of the Nan Bield Pass. I’m in childhood […]

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Headless in the woods…

A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over […]

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