Bass Coast Cycle Challenge 2018 (53km)

Event: Bass Coast Cycle Challenge
Date: Saturday the 10th November 2018
Location: Inverloch
Distance: 53km
Organised by: Bass Coast Challenge
A range of course distances catering for all ages and rider abilities. All rides start and finish at Inverloch. 53km – Great ride for intermediate riders, a maximum climb of 130metres. Event start time: 10am.

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This weeks links (2018-11-12)

In brief:

* “Rang-tan”

* The Adventure Effect – How vital is adventure?

Running:

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Cycling:

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Some reading/listening:

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Curglaff

Curglaff (Scottish, n.) / kɜːglæf / kur-glaff.
The bracing, shocking and/or invigorating feeling of suddenly entering (e.g., diving into) cold water. The shock felt when one first plunges into cold water.


#PositiveLexicography

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Wednesday Win (2018-Nov-07)

Everest Sherpas: ‘They’re not heroes. They’re rockstars’
“Say ‘no’, two people will die. Say ‘yes’, six people could die.” The first ever dedicated mountain rescue team on Everest have to answer a series of ethical questions before they choose to accept a mission.

REI Presents: Climbing Out
“It’s crazy to me that we have all of this beauty and nature around us, and some people don’t even see it. For me, I get to appreciate it sober. Something I didn’t think was possible. I didn’t think happiness was possible.” – Sarah

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This weeks links (2018-11-05)

“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot…”

In brief:

* Teton Gravity Research and Jeremy Jones are offering their new film, “Ode to Muir” FREE to stream for the next 24 hours…
via https://www.tetongravity.com/films/ode-to-muir
( International viewers can use Zipcode 00000 )

Teton Gravity’s newest film Ode To Muir pairs professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones with two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, grueling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first traveled it generations ago, and sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.

Running:

* The Case Against Running With Headphones (2018-Oct-30) [NYT]
I have a friend who wears headphones on long solo runs because, he says, “I can’t spend that much time alone in my head.” I disagree. He can, and he should. Spending that much time inside one’s head, along with the voices and the bats hanging from the various dendrites and neurons, is one of the best things about running, or at least one of the most therapeutic. Your brain is like a duvet cover: Every once in a while, it needs to be aired out.

* Preparing for Trail Running Adventures (2018-Feb-28) [TRAVEL PLAY LIVE]

Cycling:

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Some reading/listening:

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The Walk to Rivendell : The first part of their journey was hard and dreary

Dec. 30/1 Yule – Nt. 6: 15 miles
86/137.6 4 Reach crest of another low mountain spur. Turn southwest as they descend.
90/144 4 Path comes to a steep drop-off. Go along cliff-top for a while
97/155.2 7 Camp during the day – 1 Yule.
Reached: 2018-Nov-01


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Running/Riding – what’s next? (Part 8)

The previous plan covered August 2018 to the end of October 2018.

The adventure continues …
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