Things I learned this weekend

Things I learned this weekend

So Ross Regatta has been and gone and my shelf is still empty. It was a bit of a rollercoaster of a weekend; I’m not going to go into the gory details, but if I say it involved my firstborn, a couple of coxing errors, a crash and a disqualification, you’ll...
The biggest loser?

The biggest loser?

I suppose I’d better get my confession out of the way first. I’m a bad loser. A really bad loser. The kind of upend-the-Monopoly-board kind of person that no one really wants to play with. As it happens, I am also a marvellous winner. When I’m riding...

Crossing over to the dark side

There’s been a fair bit of bow-side / stroke-side banter the last week over on Twitter. Not sure who or what started it (actually I do, but it would be immature to point the finger at anyone. Like @paddlefirm, for instance). Over the last year I’ve become...
All-in-one for all

All-in-one for all

There’s no excuse for it, really. Up and down the country, grown men and women are flaunting themselves in outfits that quite frankly ought to have a warning attached to them. Skintight, unforgiving, impossible to put on and take off without double joints and a...