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It really is a pleasure to get to use such nice things. · Thank you to @velofixrozelle for bringing my bike back to new pre and post travel. Sure it climbed well, but how fun are long descents with discs!! 😆
My head in the clouds, my feet on the ground... · Lovely to be home after a month full of days I'll hold on to always. Thanks for following along! ⛰💕
As a tourist, a bike - any type of bike - provides a sense of place, and what people's days are like in that place, that can't be grasped from any list in any guidebook. (Except perhaps a cycling one!) · Such a joy to experience summer in London, soaking up a mix of tourist things, local things, spending treasured time with family and having some extra time to just sit, pedal, look around, and process an incredible month. Thanks to so many people for making each and every day so colourful and memorable!
To health, to research, to joyful collaborations and wild ideas. Thanks to these two (super smiley) colleagues and collaborators, @empedocles154 and @w_dc, for your shared enjoyment of all of the above and much, much more. 🥂
I love how this photo captures the joy of lifelong learning. · Big, big thanks to Tom McClelland (left) for bringing so many interesting people together for the “Actions: the mental and the bodily” conference @universityofwarwick, and for creating such a happy, relaxed, engaging vibe which ran through every presentation. An absolute pleasure to be part of it all and meet so many like-minded (and differently-minded) people who I hope to bump into again somewhere in this big and fascinating world.
"Our skillful capacities are dynamic. They waver. Sometimes we lose something in one area and grow in another entirely..." · Wonderful to hit the next academic part of this trip with a workshop on agency @universityofwarwick. I presented on the changes in bodily and skillful awareness that have come with an almost three year period of physio rehabbing a injury (and the reasons it took the course it did), and the challenges these experiences provide for popular theories of skill, agency, and the necessity of reflective practices during complex action sequences. (Thanks @physiolab, everyone massively digs your expertise, as do I!) · Today, @w_dc and I are presenting a keynote at the Mental Actions conference sharing some of our work on mountain biking, awareness and anticipation. More on that at the link in my bio. · After a high adrenaline week riding up and down mountains in France, I couldn't be happier to sit, listen, learn from and chat with so many incredible scholars in this lovely (sunny!) pocket of England! · Thanks @carlalever for the photo!