Category Archives: little things

The presence of Nonnas

One of the most enjoyable and amusing parts of our trip has been observing how different towns treat cycling. We quickly snapped this (dreadful) photo in Lille, of a guy on a folding bike with a tiny little girl perched … Continue reading

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Farewell old friend

Gloria-the-golden-chariot is up for sale.  There are now too many bikes in the stable to hang onto her any longer. Perhaps some goodbye’s are in order. This was the first “real” bike I purchased (k-mart bikes don’t count). At the time I was … Continue reading

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Lightening the Load

As I unpacked today I stumbled upon quite a few things we never used. Here’s a list of what we won’t be bringing next time to save weight; Various straps, ties and mesh netting for attaching things to the bike … Continue reading

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Call the fashion police

This is serious. Call the fashion police, a line has been crossed. And I’m not just talking about my trip to the milkbar wearing slippers this morning. Drew actually tested his latest theory out in public, and rode to work … Continue reading

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Four bags each

I’ve been marveling at the gear lists of bicycle tourists who go on round-the-world expeditions with only 4 panniers and a stack on the back. I read of one cyclist who has reached minimalist packing nirvana by hacking off the handle from his spanner to … Continue reading

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Mapping Tools

Birds-eye view maps are fine if you’re a bird – but not if you’re a cyclist. The ups and downs make all the difference. When mapping out a cycling route in unfamiliar territory there’s lots to consider. Do you take the shorter … Continue reading

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A place for all things cycling

Travelling by bicycle has given us new perspectives on all sorts of unexpected things. An appreciation for being up with the birds. Enjoying the misty morning air and frosty sunrises. From the feeling of freedom as you glide down a smooth … Continue reading

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