John was one of those people who seemed to lead a charmed life. Always the centre and light of the room at any party, look he received a first from Oxford University, no rx spoke Italian like a native and went on to become one of the leading lights of his year at the prestigious […]
I tried to post this earlier as an embedded file but wordpress seemed to use this as an excuse to play silly buggers with my site. In the 2001 Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich were climbing wheel on wheel up the Alpe D’Huez when Armstrong turned round, looked Ullrich in the eyes […]
Someone singing James Brown’s ‘I feel Good’ in a heavy Turkish accent at 2am. You hardly ever hear that at all. Back in Kentish Town I am slowly adapting to life’s hustle again. Waking up at six this morning, despite my soulful serenade of a few hours previously, I headed out on the bike to […]
Slate tests the best bike locks.
Run the Planet is a website showcasing routes to run in cities around the world. It even has an Antarctica section with some good routes around McMurdo Station.
According to the US department of Health and Human Services’ Body Mass Index calculator, I am only 5lb shy of being technically overweight. Maybe I should cut the size of my cous cous portions. . . .
Met up with Ben, his brother Steven and lawyer and all round sports demon Mark Lloyd for a bike session along the Surrey Hills. Unfortunately this necessitated cycling across London just to meet them. I’ve been doing more cycling recently as it seems to mimic the kind of grind we face on expeditions pretty well […]