It has been a very long day. The regular schedule has now established itself where we meet for breakfast at 6am and need to be on our bikes ready to go by 7am so there is little time to prep in the morning.
So that is day one complete; riding from the Killing Fields just south of Phnom Penh to Chisor Mountain Temple.
So after five or so months the team has finally come together in Cambodia to do the #hfjextreme challenge.
So, as ever it has been ages since I posted anything on here.because life never gets any quieter. As a result of this never ending busyness with work, family and church I have not had a chance to post something that is rather important to me. In a couple of weeks time I will be doing “The Tour of the Highlands” …. Again. This year is slightly different though in that I am raising money for Integrate Scotland and I would really appreciate your support. Yes I have set a stupid target to raise (if possible) but it would be fantastic to achieve it so please support in whatever way you can (click on the logo below). I am far from fit based upon how full life gets and finally whilst last years weather was almost perfect; with Scotland you just never know, its not too late to snow. So please give your support whilst I blow a gasket getting over some of the killer climbs at this end of the country.
Thanks in advance,
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After the fun of the #festive500 and the challenges of keeping my hands warm I spotted Rapha had some of their lobster claw gloves in the sale and so I get to try these out! Will give them a bash over the next few weeks and maybe do a little more of a review then.
Was originally gutted to have missed out on the Tour of the Highlands (TOTH) three day event, but then delighted to be one of the lucky (???) few to get a second chance just before Christmas; so signed up and ready to go. This latest update of some of the route posted on the event Facebook book page gives a really good idea of what my #festive500 was like along with the current daily commute.
Get those winter (nautical) miles in. But stay warm and safe out there. Lots of debris and water on the TOTH roads.
Posted by Tour of the Highlands on Monday, 4 January 2016
More than ever at the moment I am interested in simplifying the cycling kit that we/I ride in. It easy to watch the classics and grand tours and envy the kit they ride in, but there is a practicality in riding on your own or in small groups that does not include team or service cars or Soigneurs handing out food drinks, changes of clothes, new wheels, etc.