Sunday, April 16, 2017

When it's spring again...

Springtime in Limburg, a shot from the Amstel Gold cycle sportive event, a couple of years ago


Sunday, April 09, 2017

The bike that won the 2016 Paris-Roubaix

It's the cobblers dream day once more - here's a pic of Matt Hayman's winning bike from last year


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Grazing Saddles

It's something I've been thinking of for a while - but I just couldn't seem to find the obvious logic and link, and then like curry with chips it all made perfect sense!
There's a new section on www.thesoftsaddle.com called Grazing Saddles, which is basically food related bites from my travels around the world. You can expect an infrequently updates hotpot of spiced & seasoned stories, images and, if I can figure it out - online aromas and tastes of the world.
Stay tuned, after all bikes, travel, food and wine - they have been at the very core of civilisation since even before the dawn of time and invention of the  fork..


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Side steps & stories @ thesoftsaddle.com

Over the past few days I've added a number of stories and padded out my main www.thesoftsaddle.com site, head over and take a look if you get chance


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Creating an Epic

Shot from the back seat of a microlight at the first ever Cape Epic race, some 14 years ago - where I was just about the only international media person covering what was destined to become the greatest mountain bike race on Earth.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sizing things up

It's another of those in-between times, and between bouts of smoke I'm managing to explore a few remote regions of Thailand. Here's a pic from a ride out last week, of a pint sized old hill tribe lady out on her daily commute.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Inthanon Challenge

Something from the weekend, Sir. The annual Inthanon Challenge, 47km and 5000+ cyclists racing to the top of Thailand





Friday, January 27, 2017

Sunny side up

Early morning, riding beside the Mekong River