Why solo?

Seeing Mark Beaumont’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour last night, I was interested to hear him talking about the context for him cycling and why he does what he does. Much of what he talked about gelled with me – a lack of interest in racing someone else on his shoulder, but more … Continue reading Why solo?

Sisu – the unmeasurable trait

Sisu is a Finnish concept, a word used to describe their national character. Although there is not literal translation in to English, ‘Gutsy’ is often used as a close approximation, Sisu is said to be a grim, gritty, white-knuckle form of courage that is typically presented in situations where success is against the odds. It is … Continue reading Sisu – the unmeasurable trait