n the past fortnight as we come to grips with the new normal of 2022, it feels like we got a brief warning.... then the reality of the Big O penetrating the community in New Zealand truly hit. As the shockwave of moving into the Red setting of the traffic light alert system reverberated, a progressive disturbance to one and all involved in any kind of organised event large or small has been felt the length and breadth of the land.
The proliferation of data and the use of data is an incredible tool, but when you factor in the fact that we are humans and NOT robots, and that personality traits play a role in our relationship with data we have to start to question our relationship with the need to measure.
Riding bikes in winter is cold. Bloody cold. Cold enough to make you want to stay inside. I've been on an ever evolving mission to work out how to better combat the chilly temperatures of winter to ensure that the fun things can still be enjoyed to a maximum so when some friends quizzed me about what to wear...I went down a rabbit hole and it seemed only fitting to share it with a few more of you. Caveat - this blog is evolutionary. Should other game changing pieces of kit be found, that may be added at any point in time.
Two days, 37 miles of racing. It sounds a lot doesn't it? Add deep blue Hawaiian waters, warmth and 20 knots of trade winds blowing from behind. Yes, it's officially downwind season in Hawaii, the trade winds are blowing and one huge month of downwind racing kicked off with the M2Molokai Challenge this past [...]
The first half of 2017 has been HUGE. It's thrown me in the deep end and there's still a massive back half of the year to go yet. Here's a celebration of the continuation of Doing Epic Shit.
Oh dear....what the HELL did I just let myself in for? Did I really think about the consequences of saying 'yes' without giving full thought as to the repercussions of what just rolled off my tongue less than a month out from an event like this? I think I may have firmly thrown myself in [...]
I have asked a few times recently about how to deal with injuries, which means really means how to deal with rehab as the two go together like peanut butter and jam. Having been an expert in the art of self destruction over the years - formerly rather than latterly, when you destroy (or semi-destroy) [...]
Ever had that sense that you may have had too much of a good thing? Feeling a little 'fatigued' but not really sure why? The clocks have turned and it's dark at early-o'clock. Welcome to the dearth of the "Off Season" and taking scalps the world over. While the lands down under are emerging from [...]
Back on the wagon - back in the game.... Slap me across the face with a wet fish right about now…. I started trying to write this back in August, have tried to finish it on numerous occasions but for lack of a better reason you’re getting it lock stock and barrel now. In fact, [...]