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I’ve Got A Ticket To Ride!

Look what arrived in the post: That’s my international race license – just 51 days ’till Ironman France! Eeeek!

Posted in France, IronMan?, Photographs

Thinking Is Great Practice For Race Day

Running last night in the universally crappy weather, I was listening to my iPod (also keeps the cold out of my ears – I don’t like ear ache!). It was the usual selection of songs for training, and just perfect

Posted in Bike Culture, France, Goals, IronMan?, Macmillan Cancer Support, Motivation, Video

Just To Remind Myself Of The Goal

My thoughts… … that sea looks quite choppy, with a lot of people for me to get in the way of. I’d better hang back at the start or I’m going to get well and truly swum over! … those

Posted in France, IronMan?, Motivation

How To Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year when we kid ourselves that we can become better people by making New Year’s resolutions. Actually, we CAN become better people, but only making resolutions that are set up to succeed from the outset. No,

Posted in France, Friends, Goals, IronMan?, Triathlon

French For Beginners & Cyclists

No, not the kind of French lesson that’s of questionable use . . . [audio:http://karlmccracken.sweat365.com/files/2009/11/frenchlesson.mp3%5D No, I’m assuming that you’ve got yourself off the quayside and on the ferry to France (or for that matter Quebec) and that you now

Posted in Bike Culture, France, Netherlands, Silly Stuff

Bike Trouble In P├ęzenas?

I’ve been flat out busy, with hardly any time to do anything useful like ride a bike just for fun, or write much here. But I do have this little film to show – made from clips and bits and

Posted in Bike Culture, Cycle Infrastructure, France, Video

Irresponsible Parenting

If you read Algernond’s blog, you’ll probably be familiar with how irresponsible he is. Running with a chest infection, getting badgered into off-piste skiing and walking up to closed peaks, and stuff like this: The problem is that having spent

Posted in Family, France, Friends, Skiing, Walk
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