Late Summer

Summer has been amazing, and there has been far too much going on, with too little time to keep the blog up-to-date…

First there was the Sandstone Way in late July.  Originally planned as a long weekend out for Alistair and me, he had to pull out due to illness, and it became a solo effort.  This took me back to my youth, when I used to do lots of hiking alone.  It’s quite therapeutic!

Then a week later, I had Tim staying over for an exploration of north England cycling.  We sampled High Cup, Swaledale and Hamsterley before joining up with Iain and Rich for the ‘Ard Rock Enduro.  An event that was harder and more brutal than last year, injuring Rich in the woods on Stage 1, and resulting in a day of chat rather than a day of riding.

Late August saw Iain and I meeting up in Vancouver for some riding in Yukon.  I can’t begin to describe how amazing this place is.

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The riding is quite good too…

On getting back, and getting over the jet lag, it was then time to meet up first with Alistair for some spectating at the Tour of Britain, then the following weekend with Malcolm for the traditional September ride up (and down) Great Dun Fell.

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Finally, we’ve had the ‘Ard Moors Enduro, but due to my lack of skill I managed to injure my leg in practice, so ended up spending the Sunday whizzing around on the ‘cross bike taking pictures of the competitors…

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