Why forgiveness shouldn’t eliminate consequences

Ride on the road long enough and it’s almost inevitable you’ll be hit by a car, or know someone who has been. Sadly, like many reading this post, I know far too many whose lives have been forever changed due to the inattention, or more intentional misdeeds, of an errant motorist. Watching them, and their … More Why forgiveness shouldn’t eliminate consequences

#shithappens

It was only a C-grade club race. Yet remarkably by the time I arrived home from hospital from a recent crash high on codeine, there wasn’t just video footage of the incident that took me out – there were multiple angles available on Youtube, showing things from both the front and the back of the … More #shithappens

Crash course

The distant sound of a garbage truck. The merry tweeting of birds. The low hum of rubber on road. It’s raining ever-so-lightly but still another glorious morning on the bike where life could barely be better. Until the crash. It’s my fifth ever. But the fourth in the just seven weeks and it’s fair to … More Crash course

Lizard 1. Boy 0.

Finally it happened. In a family of cyclists I guess it was only a matter of time before one of us would come a cropper. On Saturday morning my 6-year old son became to the first of us to break a bone in pursuit of bike racing glory, sadly smashing into the tarmac on a … More Lizard 1. Boy 0.