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Strava it up .. safely

By on April 15, 2018

Hey guys. Just a quick heads up on Strava Privacy.

If you want to protect your home or work address when posting your Strava activities, you can add a no go zone around your address. Follow the circled menus below in the Strava Web Interface. For some reason it can’t be done with the Mobile client.

 

Log into your Strava profile on the web.

Click on your profile icon on the top right hand side. Choose settings.

 

Click on Privacy on left hand side.

 

 

Scroll down to the bottom and fill in your address in the “Hide your House/Office on your activity maps”

Hope this helps keep you safe 🙂

Now go out and smash your next activity.

Something had to change

By on April 8, 2018

I’d organised a dinner at my friend’s restaurant with some friends. Sitting down with these 3 couple’s i realised something. Between them they had achieved more in their lives than you would think was possible. Academic, sporting, organisational, philanthropic work, they’d achieved so many things. But it wasn’t just that stopped me in my tracks. It was the good natured humility that they did it in and the confidence to commit to things and complete them. It showed to me that they had nailed it. They had found a balance.

Towards the end of the evening, one of my buddies smiled at me, stole a glance at my slightly over size stomach and asked “Been riding much?” He knew the truth. I knew the truth. It had to change.

from this one night Adventurefreak.com was born.

Official Strava club for Belgium

By on April 8, 2018

We are very excited to be the official Strava Club for the 2018 Belgian Mountain Bike Challenge.

We competed in the event in 2017 and just loved it. Great scenery, great food, great people and an awesome course. Must admit i found it hard, but that’s just me. You guys would find it easy i’m sure.

We’ve heard that the 2017 winner, Mathieu Van Der Poel is back again this year and i know previous winner and 2017 second place rider Sören Nissen will be back with tonnes to prove. Man these guys are fast.

We are heading over to help out this year as it was such a blast last year. Nothing like getting sworn at in Dutch for putting the finish line banners up upside down. Life defining stuff.

Adventure Freak Strava club is up and err… Riding 

By on January 4, 2017

Thanks to the first 10 awesome individuals that signed up almost instantly, we’ve already got some Strava stats coming through. 


You can just add yourself by going to the clubs tab in Strava and searching for AdventureFreak as the club name. No space between adventure and freak.. aint nobody got time for no white space anyhooo .


Should look something like this 

I’ve added a widget to the bottom of the www.adventurefreak.com home page. It’s also on the right hand side of every subsequent page. I’ll be adding a leaderboard section once Strava developers get back to me with the html code. I’ll be sharing my rides if anyone is keen to join in.  Only doing MTB at the moment though. 

See you on the trail guys 
Lyndon 

Pot head misses deadline

By on December 29, 2016

Hey all, you will never believe what happened? I missed the launch date! I was busy doing weird stuff like this.

 

 

Yeah, thanks Nick, Crocodile Trophy chef extraordinaire, for snapping me in all my glory. Clearly i was pre-occupied helping out at the  Crocodile Trophy again this year and couldn’t launch the podcasts as planned. I have other reasons for this. None of which singularly held me up, but the sum of it is, it became obvious I should wait. And I’m so glad i did. There’s so much inspiration, motivation, life changing stuff going on every day in my life that I’m just bursting with great news to share with you.

 

As far as progress goes, here’s whats been going on.

Firstly, I’ve  re-branded the website from “Weekday Geek Weekend Adventure Freak” to a simpler “AdventureFreak.com” making all sorts of things clearer. You’ll see that rolled out very soon. If you can check back regularly and let me know what you think of it, that’ll be tops.

Secondly, I’ve been invited to race the Belgium Mountain Bike Challenge in May by my good buddy Koenraad Vanschoren. Going to take on the legendary “Wall” amongst 8000 metres of climbing over 3 days. I will be chatting to Koenraad real soon about this phenomenal event.

Thirdly, I’ve engaged the awesome MTB coach Declan Von Dietze who is whipping my proverbial with all sorts of weird and not so wonderful workouts. My riding has improved out of sight in just one month. He’s my not so secret weapon for next years racing.

And, as always, I continue to meet other totally amazing people every day of my life. Changing me for the better. That’s just so exciting. And I can’t wait to share it with you.

Podcasts coming up

A recap. I’ve lined up some fantastic podcasts. On top of Koenraad joining the crew there is some local and and overseas talent.

I’m super stoked to hear from Andre “Whippin” Pepin from San Diego after he returns from Interbike in Vegas.

I’m just as stoked to have Leah “Wonder Vet” Montgomery from Vancouver share how she balances running 2 Veterinary practices and smashing Enduro races out of the park.

Can’t wait to hear from Bec and Mark “let’s just walk through the waist high water to dodge the Tiger Snakes” Frendo, now they’ve recovered from their 6 week Bibbulmun walk.

And then Caroline and Steve “what else can we possibly fit in our life?’ Bunton share how they balance busy family life with work and play.

I hope you agree, this slightly longer than anticipated delay is going to be worth the wait. Expect a completely new look and feel over the next few months and let me know your thoughts on Facebook or via email to geek@weekdaygeek.com.

This is Lyndon “that’s actually my real middle name” Beck signing off till next post. Man, got some amazing stuff to tell you already. See you out on the trails.

 

Perth Support

By on October 13, 2016

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Perth Support Professionals provide us with all our IT Support and Professional Services for our site and infrastructure.

Without them our adventures would be so much harder.

They helped register and maintain our Internet Domain Name Services (DNS) Set up the hosting for our email, configured our Internet Security, installed our video conferencing equipment and also handle our remote Internet connectivity when at events.

If you require IT Support for your small to medium business, we can’t recommend them enough. Please support them and check out www.perthsupport.com for more information.

Or email Lyndon at sales@perthsupport.com

 

Slight delay in the launch

By on October 6, 2016

We’ve decided to postpone the launch until the 8th of November 2016.

Lyndon, Jason and Leah - BC Bike Race 2015
Lyndon, Jason and Leah – BC Bike Race 2015

There’s a couple of reasons for this.

Firstly, i turn 50 tomorrow and i didn’t really want to be tied to a website launch on such a cool day. I’ve been invited out to breakfast, lunch AND dinner, by my awesome family, friends and favourite clients, so really how could i fit a website launch into a day like that? It’s a good decision.

Secondly, i haven’t nutted out the podcast process yet. So, didn’t want to rush that. That is wise.

Thirdly.. I’ve been invited to the Crocodile Trophy again this year, so it was just going to be a massive rush. So, since the Croc is really what i’m all about, i could not pass that up. Waiting till i’m back from that will give me some amazing opportunities to speak to like minded people and see if they also would like to be involved. It’s all good.

As far as progress goes, we are hitting some milestones. We’ve lined up a further 3 interviewees for our podcasts.

As you know, we are super stoked to hear from Andre “Whippin” Pepin from San Diego after he returns from Interbike in Vegas.

We’re just as stoked to have Leah “Wonder Vet” Montgomery from Vancouver, pictured above with Jason and I, share how she balances running 2 Veterinary practices and smashing Enduro races out of the park.

Can’t wait to hear from Bec and Mark “let’s just walk through the water to dodge the Tiger Snakes” Frendo, once they recover from their 6 week Bibbulmun walk.

And then Caroline and Steve “what else can we possibly fit in our life?’ Bunton share how they balance busy family life with work and play.

I hope you agree, the slight delay is going to be worth the wait. Expect a completely new look and feel over the next few weeks also and as always, let us know your thoughts on Facebook or via email to geek@weekdaygeek.com

Launch date coming up on October 7th 2016

By on September 22, 2016

We are working away here on getting content ready for our official launch. We have lined up Andre Pepin from San Diego, California to be our inaugural Weekday Geek and we should be interviewing him from Vegas depending on his schedule. We are just locking down how long our podcasts will be. 1 hour maximum for sure, but may be as short as 30 minutes depending on the individual and how many pearls of wisdom they share.

Welcome to Weekday Geek Weekend Adventure Freak

By on September 16, 2016

Welcome to Weekday Geek Weekend Adventure Freak

Where extremely balanced lifestyles are fostered and celebrated so you can get the important things done and have a blast along the way.

You’ll be hearing from serious over achievers that can fit an amazing amount of activity in each year and seem to get better and better at it as they go on. Tips, tricks, techniques, home grown philosophies and challenges they faced along the way.

Subscribe now so you don’t miss a treat.

Head on over to weekdaygeek.com and have a look at around at our pre-release site.

Hope to talk to you soon.

 

Son’s race is a father’s pride

By on July 3, 2012

Newspaper article brings tears

Newspaper article brings tears

Leighton’s interview article attached 🙂