I’ve been through emotional turmoil in my life, but the things going through my mind on the final climb of this years Étape up to La Toussuire are not things I’ve commonly encountered before, my brain was in utter meltdown. In truth I don’t know how I found the mental strength to get up that last climb, I think I knew it was the quickest way to get it over and done with, although certainly the most difficult. Continue reading →
I have a story about crispy duck, or rather Crispy the Duck. The now sadly deceased comedian Malcolm Hardee used to have a floating pub called the Wibbly Wobbly, a converted boat in Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe. I went to this pub several times and on the boat was Malc’s pet guard duck whose name was, you guessed it, Crispy. Until now that was the only story of any merit I had about crispy ducks. Continue reading →
Whilst the vert 1080 by Tom Schaar in my last skateboarding post is impressive you just can’t beat a bit of pure gnarliness like this bowl session at home of Pedro Barros. Would’ve loved to have hung out at this one, that’s some speed and power from the man himself.
Went to Tate Modern on Saturday to see the Damien Hirst show but as the first tickets available were for entry 5 hours after I arrived so I decided to see the Alighiero Boetti Game Plan exhibition instead. Continue reading →
So I signed up to do a stage of the Tour de France again, Étape Acte I between again Alberville and La Toussuire in the Alps taking in the Col de la Madeleine and the Col de la Croix de Fer en route. Continue reading →