Chasing after the Danes in The Sperrin Mountains’ Raid

“We have to go out fast”, our team leader said. We all agreed. Looking around the room, there was some serious competition. Not only had Irish team “Get No Sleep” turned up, but there was a group of foreigners in our midst. They had to be good if they were sponsored by Salomon and had … Continue reading Chasing after the Danes in The Sperrin Mountains’ Raid

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Coming Close to Death on Slickrock Mountain Bike Trail

Moab is the place to mountain bike in Utah. Just as I arrived into this desert town, thousands of cars passed me by with mountain bikes strapped to their backs. They were coming from the 24 hour "Hours of Moab" mountain bike relay race that had taken place that weekend. I rocked up to Poison … Continue reading Coming Close to Death on Slickrock Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Biking around Aspen, Colorado

“You know there’s technical parts on that path. And have you ever even tried to mountain bike at 9,000 feet?” The guy in the outdoor shop obviously didn’t want to lend me a bike. Maybe I didn’t look athletic enough. Maybe he didn’t like my Irish accent. The lady at the hotel had told me … Continue reading Mountain Biking around Aspen, Colorado

Mountain Biking in Cool Kirirom

Kirirom is a 700 metre high hill in Kampong Speu Province, 2 hours’ drive from Phnom Penh. Geoff was in town, and we wanted to show him a good time, so we headed straight for the hill. Kirirom is synonymous with mountain bikers for its wicked forest single track. It’s also the venue for annual … Continue reading Mountain Biking in Cool Kirirom

Biking in and around Cambodia

Despite this blog being called “Running over Mountains and Around the World”, I’ve been a bit lax lately in fulfilling its mandate. I’ve been doing hardly any running. And I’ve been up very few mountains recently. Instead, I’ve been spending my time doing loads of biking in different forms. In October I cycled down to … Continue reading Biking in and around Cambodia

Declan – Making the world a small place

What has Uganda, Vietnam, East Germany, Cambodia, and Ireland have in common? It was a Sunday morning like any other. I had arranged to go out for bike ride out with Andreas, a guy living and working here in Cambodia. We had met a month before hand, when he joined us on our epic three … Continue reading Declan – Making the world a small place

Kep keeps mountain bikers on their toes

Round 2 of the Cambodia Mountain Biking Series brought us to the coastal town of Kep. What with the course being a 3 hour drive from Phnom Penh, it provided the ideal chance for a fun weekend away by the sea. I knew the course would be fast and furious. There are precious few technical … Continue reading Kep keeps mountain bikers on their toes