How it all started
At school I lived on my bike. It was my transport, my freedom and my joy. Then it stopped. Circa 1987. No reason. I just grew up I guess. Then in May 2007 while at a conference in Berlin … a few of us rented bikes and went exploring. The next week I walked into Dunkeld Cycles and brought the first bike I could see. A Specialised Epic.
Why the blog?
In planning for a big year of endurance riding and multi-stage races, it occurred to me that there is so much more to the experience than the race itself. So while the biggie in the plan is only in April/May 2010 (Joberg2C) – the experience starts months before. My first response was to keep a training diary … then a friend pointed out that a blog would be better. So here it is. If nothing else I expect to have some fun recording the mountain bike story. I expect my family and a few others may tag along and check out the posting – especially the pictures from time to time. Enjoy!