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James Pawson
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In with the old and out with the new... er... wait....
TL;DR Lost fitness but got married and had a great honeymoon. Overall an excellent year. New career challenges await! 2016 positives (vaguely chronological) Lots of winter climbing , fantastic ice and good times Good run out at the Marmot Dark Mountains  wi...

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Japan Part 1 - Tokyo
This is the first part of our honeymoon travelogue (travelblogue?) of our Japan adventures. Thank you so much to everyone for your overly generous wedding present contributions to our Japan fund, you helped make it a truly memorable experience. Read on... I...

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Gig Report: Beehoover @ Chunk, Leeds
or "a Dad goes to a noisy metal gig" Beehoover , a 2 piece German rock outfit , are one of my favourite bands at the moment with powerful riffs, great drumming, intelligent and surreal lyrics. As soon as I saw they were on a 10 day UK tour including Leeds I...

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Married :)
It's been quiet on the blog front mainly because it has been a busy few months. Most notably, Louise and I tied the knot in June, a wonderful day in the presence of our dear friends. A couple of months later, we had a big celebration garden party for friend...

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Sturmey Archer AW3 Gear Hub Strip and Rebuild
I've been having fun rebuilding the internal gear hub on my commuter bike. Meet "Frank The Tank". He is called Frank the Tank because he's a Frankenstein of new and second hand bike parts from lots of places and because he's no lightweight ;) I built him up...

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Bicycle Race
Took a ride up to Skipton with Munny, Lukas and Robin to watch the Skipton Bike Race Criterium . A steady ride up through Cononley following the usual, slightly hillier but much less frantic route to Skipton with a couple of diversions I wasn't familiar wit...

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Kentmere Horeseshoe
We were having a mini-honeymoon in the Lakes (more on the big day soon when we get the photos from our photographer!) so we decided to get some walking in and tick off a few more Wainwrights. T' Wife and me at the trig on High Street The Kentmere Horseshoe ...

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Fork Service.
After damaging my freehub in the Lakes I thought I'd take the opportunity to strip my coil fork down and give it a good service as it was sticky, rattly and squeaky - all the things a fork should not be. Thankfully, Rock Shox provide a pretty detailed servi...
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