Eating A Sandwich Was An Effort

My piece I wrote for Dog Tag Adventures – the Dog Tag Insurance blog – is live now!

Here’s a snippet:

The location, the company and the encouragement from our guides spurred me on though I barely had the energy to bite into my sandwich at lunch I made it through the first climb of the week and then set about enjoying the second half of the day, which was all downhill! A few days of this and while I still struggled with the climbs compared to some of my fitter riding companions, I began to, well, get on with it. Pushing the thoughts of how much further? How far have we come? When do we stop? To the back of my mind I focussed on pedalling and breathing. It hit me that while I was tiring, I could still pedal, my legs would work and if I just concentrated I would make it.

And go here for the full article: http://mydogtagadventures.com/fit-for-mtb/

Oh and in case you are wondering Dog Tag provides insurance for travellers and sports fans as they navigate the world on search of adventure and you get a really cool dog tag with your policy number on!

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And finally…

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Today started off slow. It was raining so me and my son Taylor, got Battleships out. Thankfully all the pieces were present and the batteries worked! He beat me… It was good fun and was a change from the TV or the Xbox for a Sunday morning.

Next I progressed to buying a scooter on eBay, so I can have some fun with the kids and take Taylor to the skatepark this week. And because I am a big kid, and it will give us a chance to make a little video or two…

A spot of lunch followed a short 12k mountain bike ride. Nothing too strenuous as I was feeling tired and my legs felt stiff too. That said, according to Strava I still achieved two personal records, on climbs too!

On the agenda next in the packed day, was a trip to the cinema with my son again to see The Wolverine. Good action, daft story but great fun nonetheless.

And finally, this evening I got some photos off to Darren for the Dog Tag log and started writing my short bit for the local magazine Town Crier about – well mountain biking in the local area of course!

Now watching MTB Heroes on Extreme Sports channel, and wanting to go out and ride…
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