So this is the cycling blog. Let’s get one thing clear to start with – the intended audience is me in the future not you. So no apologies for being typically Roger long-winded, it’s to help me remember things. Continue reading “Hello world!”
So this year I turn 65 (on 15th Sept in case you didn’t know) and I can claim both my state pension and also a couple of other employment pensions – upshot I can retire. Or as I prefer to think of it I will be released back into the wild after a period of 41 years of captivity as a wage slave. Continue reading “The plan is …”
I have always loved maps and charts. A good map is a gateway to a world of adventure and story. Maps have always meant paper; the way they fold and can be annotated. The way they can be laid out to show the whole territory and aligned to bearing and direction. Lines plotted and position found. The way you can zoom in to the area of interest and the finest detail. Continue reading “Of Mapping, Routing, Paper & Screens”
A rainy rest day. A post for me and cycling nerds. Pass along please, nothing to see…
So after two weeks how’s the bike and stuff holding up?
Wish You Were Here
One of the disappointing things about cycling I find is that although you are out in the open you really don’t get to see much flora and fauna. Continue reading “Of Wildlife”
Coming home has involved four very different train journeys with the bike, and a little bit of riding in between. First up was the problem of getting from Le Beausset to Marseille St. Chales station in time for the 10:18 train to Bordeaux on Friday. Continue reading “Of Bikes on Trains in France (the long way home)”
Here we go again. Genie and I off on another adventure. This time we are riding from Paris to Bonn and you can follow along at www.on2bonn.uk
There are three of us cycling and we’ll all be writing bits so we have a dedicated site for this project. We are going to the UN Climate Conference which is happening in Bonn – much more about the whys and wherefores at on2bonn.uk
Today we set off from Truro Cathedral, tonight we are on the ferry to France, tomorrow a short ride to Morlaix and a train to Paris. The ride proper starts on Monday.
Do join us at on2bonn.uk and follow the adventure.