Day #15: Departure Gate

My heartfelt thanks to Matthew for his incredible hard work and efforts in planning and being the cycling leader of a brilliant and life expanding journey. Of all the many things experienced – witnessed, lived and felt – what I will remember most is the comraderie. It was a privilege to share this experience withContinue reading “Day #15: Departure Gate”

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Day 11: Two Bikes, Four Countries

Another guest post by Bert! We woke up in our hotel room in Switzerland, well rested after the previous day’s exertions. Swiss mountains surrounded us in a panorama, forming beautiful white and grey silhouettes against the light blue sky. Switzerland is well known for its exorbitant prices and high cost of living; before the trip,Continue reading “Day 11: Two Bikes, Four Countries”

Day 9: Rain Delay in Menaggio (Menaggio to Campodolcino – start of Splugen Pass)

Another guest post from Bert. I’ve been too slow on getting mine done, so enjoy another great one from Bert! Rain Delay in Menaggio (Menaggio to Corti – start of Splugen Pass) I woke up several times throughout the night; cold and wet. Small puddles of rain had managed to cross the sacred tent barrier;Continue reading “Day 9: Rain Delay in Menaggio (Menaggio to Campodolcino – start of Splugen Pass)”

Sweat, Slopes and Scenery on the SS45

Today’s post is written by Bert. Enjoy! We started our day in Varazze and started cycling on the coast. After 6 consecutive days of enjoying the coastline, ocean views, villas and beaches, the moment had come for a change in scenery. We cycled into Genoa to start the day. To put it kindly, it isContinue reading “Sweat, Slopes and Scenery on the SS45”