Project-Kona Stinky Downhill Mountain Bike Restoration

Project-Kona Stinky Downhill Mountain Bike Restoration

My youngest boy will be turning 13 years old next month and he will just be big enough (hopefully) to transition from his 24″ wheels Specialized Hotrocks, 3 inches of travel to a 26″ wheel, 6″ travel mountain bike-The Kona Stinky (small adult size). I’ve had a saved searches on ebay and gumtree for sometime now.   I particularly like “projects” as I think that it is good for my boys to see me buying good quality second-hand items and “doing them up” rather than thinking that they MUST have…

Total Immersion Swimming (Pt 2)-Attending an Effortless Endurance Workshop.

Total Immersion Swimming (Pt 2)-Attending an Effortless Endurance Workshop.

Earlier in the year I wrote about my attempt to improve my swimming by adopting the Total Immersion style of swimming from a book (read about it here Total Immersion Swimming from a book). This personal experiment actually did improve my swimming insofar as I expended less energy, splashed less and felt that I could swim for longer.  However, I was still slow (compared to those around me) and I didn’t feel that I could improve my stroke or technique further by myself. I have had some experience of swimming…

My First (and last) Marathon At 47 Years Old.

My First (and last) Marathon At 47 Years Old.

I’ve been enjoying my mid-life crisis whether it’s been trying my hand at Motocross racing or driving around in an old sports car.  However, my foray into marathon running gave me a wide range of emotional ground to cover (I’m still not sure whether I acutally enjoyed it). Anyway, when I started toying with the idea of running a marathon I wasn’t too bothered about the location as long as it ticked a few personal boxes for me.  The most obvious choice would have been the London marathon, however I…