Wednesday, 29 September 2010

MaXx Exposure - A Fantasic Night Out on the SDW

The 80miles of the MaXx Exposure has always been a highlight in my race calendar, it takes in a healthy chunk of my local SDW and even about five miles of my early morning daily commute! It comes late in the season and the rare opportunity of a long solo night time ride is as much a test of how well I have looked after myself through the season as much of any form in my legs. I also have a particular soft spot for the race as it was my first top three finish in a solo event and the moment I really started to believe I could compete at the front.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

MBUK Baby!

A piece on endurance rising and my build up to the Pennine Bridleway Double challenge, stemming from a conversation with Guy Kesteven, as he was pitting for my friend Mike Hall at the 24hrs of Exposure, when we debated whether this was a fun sport or tedious nonsense, and Guy deciding to come out with me and see what it was all about after I tried to communicate the beauty of the endurance ride to him in my engineer's english. This ended up as a feature in MBUK, which I am. obviously, overjoyed about - cheers Guy!