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  1. Why Micro Adventure?

    Reading Art Dave's comment on the MTL how it went thread, which read.

    "p.s for Kiwi, I was chatting part way round to a rider on an Orange 5, with bar bags, saddle bags, and all kinds on his bike. He'd done 4 days riding / bivvying in Wales, had ridden over, was doing the Towneley loop, then riding back to Hebden After it. He's a proper Bivvy'er, not scared by a drop of rain.........."

    It got me thinking why I Micro Adventure? Why do I go out for single night ...
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  2. Micro Adventure Kit List

    Here are the things you need for a Micro Adventure typical of the mid week 5 to 9 rides I'm planning on doing in the future

    Starting from the most important to take with you down to the least important that could be left at home, where you draw the line is up to you.

    1, A sense of adventure
    2, A desire to break from the norm
    3, The ability and wanting to go a little out of your comfort zone
    4, A sleeping bag (to suit the season, I have a summer bag to ...

    Updated 10-08-2013 at 23:16 by JohnClimber

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  3. Micro Adventure

    At 3pm yesterday afternoon (20/7/13) I drove my loaded up car for a Micro Adventure.


    I headed off to Church Stretton and by 5pm I was riding my laidened bivi bike.


    The high gearing and heavy load had me pushing up a ride I normally ride up

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  4. A new style of cycling adventure

    After selling my road bike most of you thought I bought my Planet X XLS CycloCross bike as a Strava bike, but after getting used to riding a drop bar bike off road, building up my off road mileage and hours in the saddle including yesterdays 82mile cycle path ride it's time to come clean and let you know the main reason that I got it for (not that you care, but you've read this far so you might be slightly interested)

    As most of you know I bivi ride several times a year but you can't ...
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  5. Off the saddle and on me feet.... Running

    Thought I'd blog my attempt to run a 10k, or as I like to say, half a half marathon.
    The date for the StHelens 10k is early March and a non cycling friend has pursuaded me to have a go.
    I read the Run Fat Boy Run thread and thought I'd follow the Couch to 5k format hoping that my cycling fitness will help me reach the 10k distance in the same training period.
    I downloaded and printed the regime, bought a pair of trainers and intended to start this morning at 6am.
    I overslept ...
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