Saying goodbye to your best friend is never easy, particularly when you don’t know when you will next see them again. You have so much you want to tell them, and when the moment comes, the strength of your emotions block the words from passing your lips. Saved only by the strength of your friendship, […]
Whatever you think about shows up all around you, so choose wisely what you think about. After leaving Şadiye and family in Korucu, the solitude of the ride through the countryside was broken by the hustle and bustle of Bergama. Sharpe on the ears and stimulating to the eyes, it emerged from the horizon without […]
In a world travelling at warp speed slowing down to smell the roses once in a while could be just what you need. We’re obsessed with making everything faster, less time consuming and more efficient so that we can cram more in, but does this defeat the purpose? What happens when you slow it all […]
Finding a way to manage expectations; your own, those of your friends, family, colleagues and customers – is the fastest way to clear up unwanted frustration, disappointment and discontent…
You’re going about your day, perhaps at work, sat in a public place, or on a train and just get the feeling that someone is watching you. You’re not sure why and when you look up, sure enough, you lock eyes briefly with the observer, as they look away. This is sensory acuity in action, […]
Cycling out of Zagreb after a full seven days out of the saddle brought about strange feelings of anguish, to replace the underlying feelings of guilt, that accompanied my extended break. Its difficult to fully relax when spending money and not making daily progress toward the next destination. You replay the decisions in your mind, […]
I thought it would be useful to look back over the journey so far by plotting some of the landmarks reached using Google Maps: Narborough, Leicester, England to Vesoul, France View Larger Map Vesoul, France to Aosta, Italy View Larger Map Aoast, Italy to Gorizia, Italy View Larger Map Gorizia, Italy to Zagreb, Croatia View […]
Slovenia is stunningly beautiful in many ways and makes a fantastic playground for an energetic cyclist. Beware though, where there is beauty there is also beasts….
From Aosta I headed East to St Vincent, stopping beside the River Dora Báltea for the night, it was crystal clear with sandy banks, perfect for an early evening dip. The views were stunning, however I felt in some respects there is only so many pictures of Mountains one needs to take. From St Vincent […]
One day in the alps, experiencing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, slow climbs, fast descents, breathtaking scenary and an unexpected visit to A&E.