Monthly Archive: December 2017

On top of the wave 1

Getting to Grips with the Rough Stuff

My learning continues in my surf ski and I’ve been getting to grips with the rough stuff. I know, I know, I should really be working on paddling technique and efficiency as that’s what I’ll need for races, but I just can’t resist getting out and playing in the waves. I’m sure it’s a fairly good...

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Gifts under the tree 3

Christmas with the Coles

Despite just being the three of us for Christmas it was still fairly hectic. Morgan didn’t break up from school until 3:30pm on Friday afternoon and Anna finished work at the same time. Morgan however had basket ball from 4-6pm after school so went straight there. Back at home I had the house cleaned and tidied and...

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2018 Race Calendar

I know that 2017 isn’t over yet but races tend to fill up quickly so I’ve been registering for some 2018 races already. I’ll be racing in Scimitar Sports colours next year, so as well as the Quadrathlon Trophy Series races I’ll be joining some other Scimitar Endurance riders in various mountain bike or gravel bike races...

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Scott Scale 700 Premium 1

New Mountain Bike

What a mountain bike that is! I’ve just got back from the maiden voyage on my new Scott Scale 700 mountain bike, and she’s a beauty! Light, agile, responsive and direct. It’s going to take a lot to get me out on my full-sus bike again as I’m sure I prefer my bikes like this...

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Paddling Santa 1

Santa Hats at Llyn Padarn Time Trial

With the 2017 Welsh Cyclocross Series done and dusted I was able to head up to North Wales to join in with the Llyn Padarn Kayak Time Trial Series on Sunday instead. I’d already missed races 1,2 & 3 of this series but it’s a fairly informal affair that anyone can join in with as...

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An Icy Ride

A strange weekend this weekend as Christmas is nearly here and I have all of next week off work. But Anna and Morgan are at work and school right up until and including the 22nd December. That means that their first official day of holiday is Christmas Day itself! It also meant that the weekend...

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Cerdigion Snow 0

Fun in the Snow

After a quick trip back from Bluestone at the weekend we couldn’t wait to get out and play in the snow. There was plenty in the hills around Aberystwyth so we didn’t have to go far to find it. Morgan and I donned our snow-gear, dug the snow-board out of the shed and headed off to the...

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