It's been a while, but we made made some major changes towards the end of 2018 and relocated from the desert to Newfoundland!
There's been some assimilation coming from the +40c temperatures in Qatar to Canadian Winters, but we're super excited about living here and the opportunities for new pedal powered adventures :-)
Pretty much as soon as we landed we invested in some Fat Bikes from Canary Cycles in
St. John's and we're complete converts. It has made the winter so much fun and is a welcome break from training indoors on Zwift. We'll post more thoughts on our introduction to Fat Biking very soon.
One of our favourite rides, which is only really possible during the winter, was to Brock's Head Waterfall. Riding over frozen ponds for the first time, trusting the ice and the studded tyres to stay upright was an amazing experience.
We intend to use the gravel bikes far more in 2019 and are currently training for the Dirty One Thirty, an off-road cycling challenge based on the gravel grinder format developed in the US. The event starts in Kielder in Northumberland, a remote northern village close to the Scottish border. The course includes substantial climbing and fingers are crossed for decent weather! We're racing as a Team and looking forward to the entire Dirty Reiver experience, the riding and a few beers afterwards! We'll post more about our race preparation and equipment soon.
So that's all for this quick update. Hopefully see you on the trails and please #share the road.