Turns out a few more than ten items are needed for getting though 2022.
Back at the start of the year, on the first pod of 2022, if I recall correctly, our then-host, editor-in-chief, and captain of the ship, good old Caley Fretz, quizzed us all on our cycling goals for the year. On that sunny January day, looking out of the kitchen window, I could see the peaks of the Pyrenean foothills off in the distance. And I splurted into the microphone something along the lines of, “the past two years have been pretty mental, but I’m feeling settled into life at the mo. I think I’ll have time to get back to some serious cycling. Maybe even head to the hills, enjoy a bit of a bikepacking.”
Rose-tinted glasses, a little. Foolish, most certainly.
Most of 2022 has been great. It’s also been hectic and, as many of you will know, just a touch tremulous at times.
The one major change in my life is that we, and I mean my partner and I, struck lucky and ended up getting on the property ladder with a nice little apartment close to the French Basque capital of Bayonne. It was our second house move in just seven months. No small undertaking with two little girls in tow. My work life finally got back to some normality, and then abruptly didn’t – let’s put that to one side for a moment, though – races became easily accessible again, bike brands launched products in […]
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