Category: Cycling

One from the Vaults: Down, but not out

The professional peloton rode twice up Mont Ventoux on Wednesday of this week in the Tour de France. It was a magnificent stage won by Belgian champion Wout van Aert. I have ascended from all three sides on Ventoux – though not on the… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Down, but not out”

One from the Vaults: Nose job

Today I’m heading back to May 2013 when my beloved had a cycling accident. His first requiring hospital treatment, but probably not his last. Yesterday my husband was desperate to enjoy what little good weather was forecast. Unwilling to wait while I finished a… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Nose job”

One from the vaults: Man magnet

We’re heading way back today, to 2010 – yes, I have been blogging for a long time! I should also add, for the avoidance of doubt, that this is still pretty much the case even today. My bike is still a man magnet! Regular… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Man magnet”

One from the vaults: False start

Today, on our trip back down memory lane, we’re heading to November 2012 and those heady days when riding outside was possible! This was when I still had my cycling coach and we’d finally arranged our oft-postponed training ride in Italy. Sometimes it doesn’t… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: False start”

40 years of Memorable Moments: my beloved takes up cycling

I don’t think I’ve ever fully explained how we both came to take up cycling. Here’s the short version of events. We had moved permanently to the south of France in 2005 hoping for a slower pace of life as we wound down to… Continue Reading “40 years of Memorable Moments: my beloved takes up cycling”

One from the vaults: How’s it going?

This is one of my earliest posts from July 2009 and explains why I set up the blog. This blog was supposed to be about training and fundraising for my Livestrong Challenge in Austin, Texas, in late October and I’m aware that I often… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: How’s it going?”

One from the vaults: Don’t call me, I’ll call you

My month of July is typically dominated by the Tour de France, but not this year. Here’s a real golden oldy from July 2009 where I talk about my typical daily Tour routine. This was well before I started writing about cycling for VeloVoices.… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Don’t call me, I’ll call you”

One from the vaults: Home sweet home

I’ve really dug deep with this one. It’s from June 2009 when we decided to take a cycling vacation in Seefeld Austria. Sadly, the weather did not co-operate! When I first started blogging, I made little or no use of my photographs. But if… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Home sweet home”

One from the vaults: Slogans

Yet another of my many posts about cycling and road hazards! This one’s from May 2014 and riding my bike daily is the one thing I’ve really missed during lockdown. Fingers crossed I’ll shortly be able to venture forth. I saw a brilliant slogan… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Slogans”

One from the vaults: Marital aid

While I love a good argument, my husband dislikes any form of confrontation, particularly one he’s likely to lose. Yes, I generally like to have the last word. So he tries very hard never to give me the satisfaction of having it. Just about the… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Marital aid”