Helmets Are Dangerous And Responsible For Most Accidents In Action Sports

Now that I’ve got your attention, with that extreme statement in the title that is certainly wrong, I’ve got a point to make. Let’s be clear here. I love helmets. I have at least five, including two full-faces. I have an entire shelf just for helmets. I’ve worn a helmet sport climbing at Centennial Glen … More Helmets Are Dangerous And Responsible For Most Accidents In Action Sports

Life’s too short to let stupid quotes about “life being too short” get you down

Recently people have been throwing about the phrase “Life’s to short to do shitty X” for a few sports. You know what, it’s starting to annoy me, and is actually coming off as really elitist. Elitism: the cancer that is killing your favourite pastime. (Boasting is the nasty flu that’s kinda going around). Life’s too … More Life’s too short to let stupid quotes about “life being too short” get you down

Pole Dancer

In January of 2015, I set out with Micheal, Niels and Bjorn to climb one of the best, most magnificent routes i’ve ever climbed. A bivy the night before, 2 raps, 4 pitches grade 18(5.10a) trad pitches, 24 tim tams and a stack of simul-climbing got us into one of the best (and most sandbagged) … More Pole Dancer

Hack/Bodge of the Week: Fixing Ortlieb’s Crappy Pannier Mounts

The other day, Marijke got an Ortlieb Vario pannier for commuting. This fancy waterproof pannier converts into a backpack for easy carrying. Unfortunately, it uses Ortlieb’s QL3 mounting system, which turned out to be both fiddly and flimsy. Firstly, the mounting instructions are amazingly bad. As well as having no written instructions, a special prize … More Hack/Bodge of the Week: Fixing Ortlieb’s Crappy Pannier Mounts