As ever I have been meaning to get this gallery up for ages but life as ever gets in and changes my priorities. Had a great trip down to Bristol with my youngest to check out Bespoked this year. Why Bespoked and not one of the other main stream venues/events? Well, I am looking in to what I might want to do should the oil industry take an even bigger hit than it already is, as well as what I might enjoying doing when age dictates that I should really be slowing down (fat chance of that).
Had some great conversations and input from the guys at Fields Cycles (@Fieldcycles), Saffron Frameworks (@Saffronframes) amongst my others; it is a great community and I really appreciate the input and honesty.
Can see the gallery below (please note I was playing with a borrowed camera and made a complete mess of the first days pictures so grabbed these on the second day) … read this as my photography needs serious work. Anyway enjoy … sorry not everything is in here. If you like what you see then Bespoked 16 dates are up (http://www.bespoked.cc/).
Managed to get a quick ride in this morning before heading to Russia for the week. Looking forward to getting home already.
Will post more when I get back.
So it’s been seven months since I wrote this original post and I have squeezed in a couple of rides this year and am now looking forward to 2014. Much of the list looks the same though I am starting to look further afield. So catch up on what has been during the year, look forward with me to what I am thinking about next year and beyond. I might even get round to updating as I looking further afield.
I don’t know what it is about a race or sportive that gets me so uptight and nervous, they just do. I am definitely not the most objective person leading up to the starting line as my wife will confirm. I guess it comes down to the lack of experience and the number that I have done (two); whereas I have no issues heading out in the morning for my commute with just a glance at the outdoor temperature and what it looks like. I feel that I might be getting there now after a great weekend in Ullapool.