VIDEO: Active Recovery Following Climb

Went out for an 11.4 km ride today. This was one of my shortest tides of the year. To be honest, I was nervous about even attempting it since I can barely walk up and down stairs following a Wednesday climb up Mt Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine. The ride went fairly well and was an important part of recovering.

If anyone’s interested in our climb, I’ve posted a 5 minute video which features the highlights. Make sure you turn up the volume. The soundtrack is called “Follow the Road” by Josh Woodward. Click on the image below to watch video>>>

A Hard Climb’s Reward

I just bought an original watercolour painting on ebay to add to my collection. I usually only blog about my paintings at but this painting equally applies here to my cycling passion. I’m not a racer so most of the works in this collection didn’t “speak” to me but what cyclist doesn’t appreciate a nice descent after a long hard climb?

“A Hard Climb’s Reward” by Greig Leach is one in a series depicting the 2013 Giro d’Italia race. To see other paintings in the series visit the artist’s blog. Each post include a link to the ebay listing for that painting.