For those of you who couldn’t make it to the ShAFF this year, but were curious about the winning (running) film ‘The Dragon’s Back’, here’s my review. I promise not to give anything away. Firstly, I loved last year’s ‘Unbreakable‘ and was therefore skeptical that another running film could pull off the job of filming the action during a long and difficult route while adequately conveying the feeling among participants. I was pleasantly surprised. The name ‘Dragon’s Back‘ refers to the race from Conwy Castle in the north, tracing the mountainous spine of Wales southwards, over 5 days with the … Continue reading
5hrs in wind, rain, mud – and 2 punctures – a standard UK ride in March. It was pretty poor out there yesterday folks. However, it was redeemed by the golden moment of the day – after finishing a particularly muddy trail I rejoined the road and rolled up to a T junction. A group of six road riders on a few Cervelos and Pinarellos cruised past with a look of disbelief and distain at my mud soaked complexion. Almost as priceless was the look on their faces 3mins later when I dropped them going up the next hill! First … Continue reading
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