Editors’ Choice 2013: Mark

by singletrackjenn 4

meThis year started well but tailed off towards the end in terms of my personal riding. I always try and enter at least one ‘race’ a year and in 2013 that was the Enduro 6. Race is the wrong word – a more appropriate choice would be ‘participate’, but I have fun and do try and push myself. Training for that turned into good but not good enough training for riding in Sedona in 30+ heat. As is usual for me, I blew up not long after this photo was taken. I function much better in the cold. The year ended like it did for many I guess, with seemingly permanent torrential rain and a sudden pressing need to do other jobs around the house instead of riding bikes. Despite the heat, riding in Sedona was my highlight of the year but for 2014 I really need to learn to stop letting the weather get in the way of good riding.

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Favourite Singletrack photo:

This is a shot with me in it, which sounds very egotistical but let me explain. Travelling is one of the biggest perks of this job and this year I was flown to the US by Trek to ride the new Remedy and Fuel in Sedona. Since then I’ve not ridden anywhere near as much as I should but this shot, taken by one of the finest bike photographers in the world, Sterling Lorence, is a constant reminder of how I really need to make time in 2014 to ride bikes at every opportunity, otherwise moments like this one will become rarer and rarer.

2013 Trek Launch in Sedona, Arizona, USA

Comments (4)

  1. Have you seen the Lifedge case Mark, looks v similar to Lifeproof- wondering how the two compare? I’m after one of these.

  2. you liked Sedona then Mark? ::)

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