Links I Like

Scroll down for links to some sites and blogs that I like:


Links - Cycling
The White Horse Challenge

Dave McCraw’s Cycling Blog. This blog is an entertaining read with some crunchy commentary, but the real value is in the reviews of kit (tyres, lights etc). It’s nice to see some evidence-based information about, e.g., the relative importance of rolling resistance compared to weight.

Don’t talk to me about bikes…

Stonehenge Cycles. Salisbury is fortunate to have a great full service bike shop. Friendly staff, great range of products and Campagnolo-certified mechanics.

Stonehenge Cycles

PAC Tours. The masters  of long distance cycling. Run by Lon Haldeman, the first man to win the solo Race Across America, and Susan Notorangelo, the first winner of the womens’ race, PAC Tours specializes in running supported rides at the deep end of the distance range. Before I hang up my cleats I will ride the Southern Transcontinental (San Diego to the Georgia coast in 27 days), but I have attended two of their spring training camps and have nothing but praise for their operation. It’s a slick well oiled machine and their prices are very reasonable.

PAC Tours


Links - Birds
Lesser yellowlegs – Morven

The Army Ornithological Society. The AOS is an association of military birders from the UK and Commonwealth. This site includes a message board, a list of upcoming events, trip reports, a blog and information on the society’s conservation activities on Ascension Island.


The Internet Bird Collection. A treasure trove of information on the birds of the world. Useful for hard-core birding tasks like updating your species list, checking for splits etc.

Internet Bird Collection

Kingston Field Naturalists. The home club.


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Scratching Post. Drew Edwards blogs on the Cats for the Hamilton Spectator. For those who bleed black and gold this is essential reading.

The Scratching Post

War Studies

Kings of War. This blog comes from my alma mater, the War Studies department at King’s College London. A good source for insightful comment on conflict past, present and future. It’s always useful for those of us in the profession of arms to be exposed to thoughtful comment from engaged non-practitioners.

Kings of War


House of Majd. Hooman Majd is a stylin’ dude. I like his take on grown-up mens’ fashion.

House of Majd

Other Good Things


Some fine photography by my bro.

Ray’s Site



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