Beans and chocolate cake

This year I have been experimenting baking with different type of flours as well as replacing flour by beans in some cases.This recipe will scratch the hitch for your sweet tooth without over-indulging it or feeling too guilty about eating sweets afterward. Ingredients 400g of Borlotti beans cooked (black beans work well too)3 eggs100g coconut... Continue Reading →

Commuting to school in the winter

I am lucky to live in an amazing place for riding year-round: Sospel is a little village one valley off the French Riviera, a stone thrown from the Italian border. The slight downside is the commute to my job: it is a 40 minutes’ drive each way with the car to the high school where... Continue Reading →

Why did I choose gravel bikes?

I love the freedom of roaming on any given mountain-side that mountain biking offers. You just look at a mountain, find a trail and go explore. Even though you spend hours studying a topo map, there is always the uncertainty of the trail being cleaned, some farmers decided to park his livestock up there or... Continue Reading →

Village of the Damned

The Legend goes that in the 14th century, Queen Jeanne the 1st of Naples who was on the run with her children after being accused of poisoning her first husband, Andre of Hungary, found a hiding place in  her Castle in Rocca Sparviera. Nestled on the top of a 1100m mountain, with a impregnable view... Continue Reading →

Mini adventure in Paillons

It had been forever since Matt Wragg and I went on an adventure together, due past end of season injury, work, different training regimen, illness, you name. We simply did not make time to enjoy each others' company on a day-long ride. We put it right this week and I took him on a mini... Continue Reading →

PB & J energy bars

As I'm in the process of changing career, last week I had some exams to be an English teacher.  By association: teaching, school, etc, this made me crave a peanut butter and jelly (jam) sandwich. So to turn that craving into a healthy snack I decided to make an energy bar which will bring me... Continue Reading →

Cornbread

I've been scratching my head for a while now trying to get a salty snack I can bring on rides with me. And yesterday it hit me: cornbread! It is simple, quick to bake and can easily be made dairy-free and gluten-free. Ingredients 235ml (1 cup) Rice milk or other non-dairy milk 2 eggs 15gr... Continue Reading →

2015 Enduro World Series – Round 1 in Rotorua New Zealand

If you had to sum up this race in 3 words, it would be tough, hot and humid. We had a long day in the saddle with technical stages and tight transition that allowed us only a little time to rest before the clock started. Coming out of the winter from the northern hemisphere to... Continue Reading →

Energised gingerbread

With colder days on us, a craving for holiday and sugary food may have hit you as well. To not feel too bad about eating this kind of treat, I've used these wintery spices to make trail bars. Ingredients 125 grams flour 125 grams oatmeal 11g baking powder (1 packet) 100 grams brown sugar 1... Continue Reading →

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