Just some general placeholder “wibble” before today’s bike ride. The wedge of failure describes how fear causes poor decision making, putting you into a harmful
Nude photos 😮
These pictures were extracted from my CT scan two months to the day after my last accident. The haemothorax was caused by this bike hitting
Back on the🚵🏼♂️
Well I had my first ride out on an acoustic (a normal – as opposed to an electric – bike) with the dingbats on Sunday.
Buddha says “today you fly, young padawan”..🪂
After picking up a summer cold from the #fatboyslim concert the weekend before last, and having to marshal instead of race the 2 day mtb
Saturday’s long ride 🚵🏼
I got a couple of pictures from our “longest day longest ride” at the weekend and as I said in this post, if they were
A confessional – sort of 🪂
My posts are like buses …. !? This morning I tweeted …. Countries on my blacklist are France, Italy, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. I
Manx MTB Enduro hosted round 2, 2022 in Colden Plantation at the weekend. It is only the second year that these trails have been used
You’re Never too Old to Send 🚵♀️
A friend shared this video. It made my day! Inspirational. Betty started mountain biking at 45 years of age. She’s still riding in her 70’s.
Old bike, new forks! 🤪🚵♂️
Really this blog is just an excuse for me to write down any old crap for my own entertainment. Possibly some friends may cringe if
Last night’s photo stop! 🚵♂️🌞
Not so much of a night ride now the days are getting longer.. Get out there! It’s ace 🌞.
I can’t believe it’s been 9 months since I last flew🪂!
Normally I don’t post about my flying unless it’s been exceptional. However today was exceptional for the wrong reason; I’ve had such a long layoff!
March was a busy month🚵♂️
……. with a visit to Newcastle for my youngest son’s graduation; well done Will 👏🏻 😁 and a trip to Madeira with the boys (actually
Feeding the rat!
On the Isle of Man we cannot say “rat”. This is something to do with the words plague and parochialism. Except, parochial is GOOD. And
Back in Brazil, December 2019 … one of my most satisfying achievements to date …🪂
226 km on a paraglider in a day! It took five and a half hours. Forget modesty; I need all the reminders these days as
Thought for the day ….
I usually have my most profound thoughts whilst showering or walking the dog. Today’s thought was to reflect on the number of good summers that
This is from a crash course (literally SIV is french for simulating incidents whilst flying)
The footage below is from a crash course (literally SIV is french for simulating incidents whilst flying) in 2019 on my racy Delta 3 paraglider.
Calling all geeks – covid-19 is affecting my flying so let’s help nail it…
foldingathome.org is an initiative to use distributed programming power to nail some of the world’s diseases including covid-19. I have a linux desktop – my supercomputer,
Brazil – December 2019
Well I’m back from my trip to Brazil.. What a mind opener that was. In October, three Brazilians set a new paragliding world record of
So I missed my 2018 Indian paragliding adventure …..
Catch up …. I missed my planned October 2018 vol-biv trip in India due to breaking my collar bone the weekend before I was due
Always the harbinger of doom!
Hi I’ve been away for a while. In the interim, I’ve NOT become a paragliding instructor. But, I did get close to investing in a chalet