I and my dad don’t have much in common, so we rarely talk about anything, but there’s only one thing we have in common is our love for adventure, especially hiking.

We only started hiking properly because as a child I disliked it due to feeling forced to go during school holiday and wanting to stay at home doing nothing, but now as I’m older I’ve started to appreciated the grand scale and beauty of the Earth and feel motivated to explore every corner of it, It also made me realised how insignificant we are, yet we have the power to destroy the world.

It’s nice to go back to Wasdale Head and have their delicious local ales they made in-house usually named after the mountains nearby.

It’s even nicer when you rode all the way on an old bicycle after several hours worth of riding, the pints taste somehow lovelier.

I don’t want to stop riding.

A lots of people kept saying the same thing to me recently

"Get a Pugsley"

Everyone, well mostly from that one person but generally quite a handful of people seemed to encouraging me to get it, I’m starting to see why, my last bike that I used practically everyday on have a massive slick tyres on, and it were superbly comfortable, smooth, easy to roll and does not feel heavy as other make it out to be I also love riding off road on my rigid Kona mountain bike, but found the lack of suspension a little off-putting when trying to descent at speed, the idea of doing something like The Great Divide, a 2,770 miles off road tour across the Continental Divide appeal to me greatly as well as the Iditarod Trail, riding off road in the worse part of the world is something I always dreamt of doing but never though about it much due to the limitation of the bicycle, i.e. the skinny tyres in comparison to the Pugsley, hell if the huge wheel turn out to be a burden at certain scenario, I can simply build a 29ers wheelset for it.

Maybe one day I will get such bicycle, in the meantime I need to save up for a new camera to replaced the old professional compact one, such a shame as I rather put it toward the bicycle, but need must.