Weekend Watch — 'PEDAL'

I came across this film earlier this week, and images from it have been flashing through my mind ever since. It makes me long for the open road again—for the escape and adventure.

This week I published a new blog: 'The Expedition Journals' — theexpeditionjournals.com. The sister  site to Life In The Saddle will be dedicated to long-form story telling from my biking, hiking, kayaking and running adventures.

Putting the new site together, and watching this short film reinforced something in my mind—I have a deep-seated love of 'the journey'—a desire to escape and see new places; whether by bike, boat, or on foot.

"Sometimes it breaks me. But mostly, it makes me..."

I am still putting together plans for my 2019 'Big Tour'—I am undecided on the destination, bike type, or distance.

When piecing together my ideas though, a particular quote from Hera's film comes to mind "you do not feel alone when you are out in the nature, but when you return to civilisation and there are so many people around—none of them taking note of your presence. Then, you can feel rather alone". It makes me realise that I want to do an adventure that takes me truly off the beaten track this year; off-road and off-grid. The Scottish Highlands and the Irish West Coast, or even better the Pamir Highway in Kyrgyzstan.

Watch this space, and subscribe to 'The Expedition Journals' to find out how things develop...



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