Hmmm, how to begin…I’m due to set off on a cycle from Anchorage (Alaska) to San Francisco (California) at the end of May and apparently people would be interested to know how I get on, hence the blog. In doing the cycle I will become part of the world of carefree westerners seeking fulfilment through pointless physical challenges as Alastair Humphrey describes in his book “Mood of Future Joys” where there is a yearning to push boundaries and seek satisfaction through overcoming ever-greater self-imposed hardships. Potentially to counteract the selfish feelings this leaves me with, but also because I think it is an extremely worthwhile cause, I’ll be raising money for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). So when people ask me why I’m doing the cycle, the answer is I’m not entirely sure. Its kind of like trying to explain the colour blue to someone; it just is and I just want to.
I’ll also use this space for gear reviews, race reports and other things which tickle my fancy!