Photo I have wanted for ages!

20130416-074119.jpg I have been wanting to capture this image for a year or more. I drive, run or cycle past this point each day to get to work. When the condidtions are just right you get the best fog early in the mornings. This morning it all happened so here it is the image I have wanted to capture. The most amazing thing is the background just beyond the powerlines is a slag heap. Beauty can be found everywhere, if you are willing to wait.

It’s amazing where a bike can go!

Amazing. Just Amazing.

Originally posted on Cycling Geelong:

Welsh Adventurer Maria Leijerstam, 35, pedalled 500 miles across the icy wilderness of Antarctica to win her gruelling record attempt after four years of training.

She managed it in just ten days – 12 days ahead of schedule despite “vicious conditions” across the frozen continent.

Her three-wheel bicycle and daring route gave her the edge over her two male competitors from America and Spain.

Read about her adventures on SBS news or The Express.

Yes more proof that, with the right gear and determination, a girl on a bike can go almost anywhere!

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The World’s 8 Most Grueling Endurance Events

8 amazing races.

Originally posted on Sykose Extreme Sports News:

Race Across America

No matter what the sport, top athletes are always looking to push themselves to their limits. This drive has led to the creation of competitive events that test human physical limits. In this slideshow, explore some of the most grueling endurance contests on Earth.

We begin with a race across an entire continent — The Race Across America, a 3,000-mile bike race from the Pacific coast of the United States to the Atlantic. Participants may race solo or in teams of two-, four- or eight-person members alternating turns riding.

All participants have 12 days to finish the race. Solo riders can expect to sleep as little as 90 minutes per day and spend more than 20 hours each day on their bikes. Hallucinations from sleep-deprivation are a serious enough concern that support crews monitor the riders.


Runners in the Marathon des Sables, which…

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An Uneasy Feeling in My Gut: Project 26 Weeks 3 & 4.

I have an uneasy feeling in my gut. (Here my wife would get in and say MAYBE I have eaten too many glutamates. Yes I may have eaten too many tomatoes with corn which has resulted in massive stomach cramps). But that is not the feeling I am talking about. It is more what do I do with the spare shelf space. It is kind of like money in the wallet burning a hole in your pocket. I just need to spend it. Well, I have this need to fill the shelf space I now have.

IMG_1588Up to this point in the cleaning out, I have not had to deal with void space. Especially in the cupboard. When cleaning up the kitchen and the shed, I did not end up with empty space. I ended up with a more usable area. Both in the shed and kitchen all the drawers are still full the shelves covered. What to do about the empty space? How do I get over the fact that space is available? My head says don’t fill it, enjoy it; but my gut feels uneasy with the space. An adjustment period is needed.

The challenge now is to figure out how to deal with having space to put things without just filling them because I can’t handle having the space. Must be time for a mental shift. I have now figured out how to prevent money burning a hole in my pocket, but how about space. Maybe this is why I have been spending so much time looking at the Tiny House Movement.

Any ideas on how to deal with empty shelf space, other than just fill it?