It sounds like Ed Masters has come up with an epically daft plan and has managed to talk his mates into it too. Ed and 3 fellow mountain biker racers currently in isolation in New Zealand after arriving back from international World Cup racing are planning to complete a half marathon run this weekend to raise money for charity.Continue reading “Yeah Boi – Kiwi MTBikers Half Marathon Shuttle Run in Isolation”
Not long ago I came across the PERMA+H model. I didnt know what it was at the time but its interesting so I thought I’d share what I know about it now and some resources you might find useful if you haven’t already come across this.Continue reading “PERMA+H = Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning & Accomplishments + Health”
So my first post (“Piles of Success“) in a series about learning models has been well received and the social media Dopamine hit has boosted my enthusiasm to write another.
I think this one is actually my favourite.
This post is about the concept I know as “M-Grams” and looks at how “units of muscle memory” build into skills.
Ok, lets get into it…….. Continue reading “Learning Models – M-Grams”
This is my first post in a series I’m planning to share on learning models I find useful. This model I call “Piles of Success”. I find it helps me understand the importance of initial experiences and structuring in the risk of failure as a learning process unfolds. I find people I’m working with also find it useful as a way of understanding a component of their own learning processes. Continue reading “Learning Models – Piles of Success”
I’ve had a lot of fun racing bikes in Australia the past few years. Some great riding and cool events and some truly greats mates made through it.
One thing that is really well done is the race photos, event organisers elsewhere could learn a thing or 2 from how its done.
Photos are free to competitors, they are paid for by the sponsors. I think the sponsors get a great deal from this, just have a scan down these images, they are all plastered with logos and this is how they have been shared on social media. Isnt that a great association for a brand, people out there doing it and having loads of fun then sharing with their riding mates is a very connected way, perfect!
Not often you find yourself up up and away in a 17ft long sea kayak but that’s what happened when I was surfing some rebound waves just outside of Port Stephens, NSW
I was surfing one wave rebounding off the cliff and another biggish wave was coming in, I was in an amazing sweet spot as the 2 waves met and peaked in perfect timing to launch me and all 30kg of boat and day gear way up in the air.
The landing was actually very nice and gentle but my rear day hatch did get popped off by the push of air up from the hold as I landed. The best thing was someone (Josh) caught it on video!!
This was a challenging but fun project. What do you do when you need some images for the social media feed but no one is available to be your model?
Trap Focus Selfies is the answer!!
These 2 year old photos just came up on my facebook feed and they’ve stood the test of time so thought them worth sharing here.
Its winter here in Australia and that means sub zero conditions in the Southern Highlands and Snowy Mountains. Cold is the enemy of my Jetboil because as low temperature makes it more difficult for the gas in the canister to evaporate and the pressure is reduced.
So off to the internet to look for solutions. I was initially looking to see if there was an adaptor available to make the canister ‘remote’ in the way my old epigas alpine stove used to be. Instead I sumbled across a much cheaper DIY option that is genius in its simplicity – the Heat Exchange or HX Strip
I participated in an Aquatic Rescue course last week and it had me wondering what the various forces involved are. After a bit of internet research here is a collection of bits of information that I found interesting. I can now apply some of this to optimising the equipment I carry and how I use it on the river.
Warning this is a pretty nerdy and long post. Grab a brew and settle in for while. Continue reading “Forces in White Water Rescue”