Mile Marker 43


Nice trail runner

Originally posted on Art Of Hookie:

Seven miles isn’t a very long way to run, on any given day I can do it in my sleep but on this day seven short miles were  trying to break me. Tears streamed down my cheeks uncontrollably.  They weren’t tears of pain, or frustration or sorrow.  I didn’t know where they were coming from, I had never experienced this emotion.

Mile marker 43

I met Candice on the preverbal trail of life.  While my broken body puts in miles on the couch she is logging 100 milers through the desert, the one and only thing in life I have never accomplished.  We all need heroes and peers, you know the old saying that you are only as good as the company you keep.  I keep her words of wisdom on my front page and use her as my daily motivation to heal my body and get back out in the dirt where…

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Paris-Roubaix through a Holga lens


Lovely pics – classic torture

Originally posted on CycleStuff:

PR5 (1 of 1)

Crack o’dawn buses, festidious prep, feed stations, border roads and the cobbled quick step.


A brutal ride. A painful trip. A very enjoyable time. What else would keep people glued to a tiny screen pointing toward an open motorhome door? Event report to follow, but these shots, taken through a Holga pinhole lens, give a flavour of the iconic event. 

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Specialized, Go, GO GO!!


Big company squeezing everyone. Neil prude made great windsurf gear – hope their bikes are the same

Originally posted on riding against the grain:

For all who thought Specialized would go through their recent troubles and come out the far side a reformed company, you’re wrong.  It only takes a click over to NeilPryde bikes to find out that Specialized is still at their old game .

Effective immediately we are retiring our ALIZE bike name and replacing it with NAZARÉ. This is just a name change – your beloved bike will remain exactly the same.

This change comes at the behest of a well known bike company. According to their lawyers the ALIZE name was too close to one of their trademarked bike names and, as such, we need to stop using it.

We didn’t really see it the same way. Both the spelling and meaning are completely different. All our names come from winds (or other water sports references) which is in our heritage. ALIZE is a north-easterly wind found in central…

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