Just watched this again and must admit it has got me seriously thinking about getting another bike and putting the racks on again. I never went too far but what a great way to travel and see the land. Have a watch of this and the adventure. Enjoy.
There is something very special about every season, with each one holding those elements that we cherish, but would I be wrong in saying that the most anticipated change is that steady transformation from Winter to Spring. That easing out of the evening light, saying goodbye to those dark mornings, and pitch black evenings. Those rainy journeys to and from work with oncoming lights blinding and glaring, or the unseen puddles on the road, and a heart racing moment when you begin to aquaplane. Winter always has those cosy hibernation moments, and yet the weekend light seems precious and time to get outdoors and enjoy.
As the excitement of Spring begins to appear, conversations begin to change, with impatience, or a countdown, and this seems to really kickstart when you get to enjoy the first hour of post work light. The anxious feeling of finishing work on time, we are actually coiled like spring and ready to bounce, the race home to get a post work surf if the tide is right, or a session on the hill as a bonus option. Maybe it's a walk with the dog, or a kick about in the park, a swift 5km run, 10km ride, a cold water swim before dinner, or a chance to do some gardening. It's all about that last hour of light, a dying winter sunset and that golden light, post work. Spring is here on Sunday and then its official, the first day of spring and the roll out to summer and late summer evenings. Let us hope that we can really enjoy getting outside, meet all our friends, and live life to its absolute fullest. Outside is free, and life is outdoors.
.I've been posting a few videos lately and will get back to some words and ponderings over the next few days, but of late I've been reading, listening and researching for my Trail Head Book Project and my brain capacity seems to be tied up in that, and also my new van build. I've become pretty addicted to podcasts since the beginning of lockdown began last year, and one in particular The HKT Podcast presented by Davi Burkes who is a top bloke. Episode 27 of the 'Lockdown Companion' this week was a real pleasure to hear Davi and pro mtb rider Olly Wilkins chat as usual about a load of entertaining bollocks and that's what makes it such a great escape for an hour or two each week. Towards the end of each episode they let the listener know what they've been watching, or the tunes they been hooked on that past week. Davi suggested this film below. 'Carts of Darkness' and out of genuine interest I put it on, and was hooked. This is a pretty special film that highlights an element of the homeless community in North Vancouver and their passion for bombing hills in shopping carts. I can seriously recommend watching to the end as I dre you not to smile and fell pretty moved. We all have our adrenaline fixes and this one is pretty rad. Hope you enjoy.
Meet Beau Miles.....
This guy is an absolute legend. I won't tell you everything he has achieved as an adventurer, endurance runner, or creative genius, you can find that out for yourselves. Everyone I have introduced this guy too has become hooked and I guarantee that you'll watch this and want to find out more about Beau Miles. Please just subscribe to his channel, and then go through some of his films, you wont be disappointed. Enjoy.
This blog contains the ramblings, outdoor adventures and experiences of Russ Pierre. If you have a few moments, take a look through the previous posts and you might just find something interesting. There might also be words, film and contributions from others who also enjoy the outdoors life.