Poor Preparation Prevents… Something…

. Two years in the making and it's come to a horrid mad dash of moving out of my house, and packing my bike up while trying to stop from falling asleep. . And people wondered why I was so stressed at my BBQ(!) : ) . A few more hours, and then it's off into the sun(rise). Hopefully while not ...

10 days to go?

Just over a week left, and it's becoming all too clear just how much there still is to do... Re-building the bike to replace the repeatedly faulty Thorn components, getting my stuff into storage, buying the last of the equipment, packing my panniers, finishing off this site... Plenty of time for all that.

“…The silent killer of the night”

Orly eat your heart out – my super foolproof anti-jetlag plan is once again being called into action to try to help me adjust my body clock ahead of Saturday’s race. I know it’s not actually a race, but if it were, we know who’d win. Not me ...

They’s Ma Dancin’ Shoes…

5 pairs of shoes and hundreds of pounds later… still no shoes. Perhaps barefoot was the way forward.

Pain in the Arse

Time to quit procrastinating and decide on the seat that I’ll be sat on for the next two years. Finding a saddle that’s perfect for touring, and more importantly perfect for your body is no simple task, and so the first step is measuing the size of my sit bones to make sure I go ...

10 Days to Dunwich

Today marks the beginning of 10 days of solid training, culminating in the Double Dunwich Dynamo. Ten days of full meals. Full training. Full nights' sleep. And absolutely no drinking, no smoking, no late nights, hardly any junk food, and, probably for the worse, absolutely no distractions… And all finishing with 400km in ...

For My Birthday I Will Mostly Be Wanting…

...Palm Sized Hydroen Fuel Cells!!

Touring Test 1 – Road to Windsor

Before heading back to 'Pore, Orlando thought he’d teach me a thing or two about the world of cycling. Perfect opportunity to take the touring bike for it’s first spin, in the blistering UK sun 40 odd miles to Windsor and back. Despite a few loose bolts and the occasional jammed chain when trying to shift ...

Chocks away

The first set of staged components have made their way to Singapore under the beloved care of Frau und Herr Woods, who are kindly providing an essential pit stop point on their little island. Dotting components around the globe (spare cassettes, chains, spokes etc) is our way of avoiding having to carry lumps of metal needlessly ...

Back on the Needle

With shingles done and dusted it’s back to dosing up on seemlingly hundreds of pre-trip vaccinations. Nothing seems to sting more than a Hep B jab, and nothing seems strangely cuter than tick bourne encephalitis vaccine. It even comes with a little picture. I call him Ticky.