A proper season off

Feet up © 2013 Dave Haygarth. All rights reserved.

It’s the first cyclocross season I haven’t raced a single race since about 1994. If someone had told me a couple of years back that I was going to miss a whole season I’d have laughed at the unlikelihood of … Continue reading

Lily’s Eleventh

Chocolate Fondue © 2013 Dave Haygarth. All rights reserved.

Don’t get me started on the ‘they grow up quick’ thing. Lily, who was a babe in arms the day before yesterday, was eleven yesterday. Lovely quiet but perfectly formed day including a day’s leave for me bit of tolerable … Continue reading

A change of direction.

DCIM100GOPRO © 2013 Dave Haygarth. All rights reserved.

It’s 4 weeks now since I dislocated my shoulder (for the third time) and had what I now see as an epiphany. I was unceremoniously dispatched to the tarmac at the Colne Grand Prix about a week after hearing that … Continue reading

Codeine brings relief

on one codeine © 2013 Dave Haygarth. All rights reserved.

I’ve written a bit before here about how mountain biking is a lovely antidote to the routine of training for road and cyclocross racing.  It’s a busy life and with a lot to pack in (read:compromise), a direct consequence is … Continue reading

Lily’s Gone to the Dogs

Pesky Husky © 2013 Dave Haygarth. All rights reserved.

It’s normal for a ten year old to have a bit of love for animals.  Lily’s always been very enthusiastic about dogs, big cats, and horses in particular.  They’re definitely her thing.  You can feel the enthusiasm glowing from her … Continue reading

Elsie’s 5th

Elsie's Fifth Birthday © 2013 Dave Haygarth. All rights reserved.

Another year older… my littlest girl enjoyed her 5th birthday on 24th May.  The last day before half term, Elsie’s return home from school was a double-treat, and we shared a great day with close Grandparents and a few local … Continue reading

Strava: The film

Strava KoM © 2013 Dave Haygarth. All rights reserved.

I recently wrote about a love hate relationship with Strava.  The app that bikes back doesn’t want to go away. Some try to sue them, love, some hate, but it’s not quite like Marmite – as we all seem to … Continue reading