Tag: Cycling

One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta I – Galicia

Back in 2016 we followed the first stages of the Vuelta Espana as it traversed northern Spain. This year I shall be watching it (again) on the television as travel from France to Spain falls under the category of “not advisable.” After attending 10… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta I – Galicia”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Como

Although we’ve not visited for a few years, in the past we’ve gone to watch the last so-called Classic bike race of the season around the wonderful Lake Como in early October. Here’s a re-run of our trip in 2016. One of the many… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Como”

Deconfinement +7

Well, frankly it’s been a funny old week, our first out of strict lockdown. About the only real difference is that we no longer need an attestation (self-certification) stating when and where we’re going. That is unless we’re travelling further than 100km from home,… Continue Reading “Deconfinement +7”

One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part II

Here’s Part II of our trip in May 2016 to watch part of the Giro d’Italia. At the start of Tuesday’s stage, in a suburb of Florence, we caught up with staff we know at team Bardiani-CSF and evaluated their riders’ chances of a… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part II”

One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part I

It’s May, It’s time for the Giro d’Italia. But not this year. So I’m dragging out one of my many posts about our various trips to Italy to watch the Giro. This one’s from May 2016, part II follows later. My beloved and I… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part I”

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: Worrying trend

I’ve decided that once a week I’ll re-post something from my extensive archives. Obviously many of my early posts 2009 – 2012 heavily feature cycling. I’ll try to keep these to a minimum as I know not everyone is a cycling fan. Here’s one… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Worrying trend”

Happiness is……

After a few frustrating months, today I finally managed a very sweaty 45 minutes on the home trainer without so much as a twinge in my right knee/leg. I’ve been having problems with it since I slipped over in May. Initially I thought I’d… Continue Reading “Happiness is……”

Holiday photos: day 15

Not quite sure how it happened, but I’m writing short posts two rather than one day in arears. My only excuse is that I am on holiday. After two weeks of lotus eating, I’m now seriously chilled. That is, of course, the advantage of… Continue Reading “Holiday photos: day 15”

Holiday photos: day 7

Yesterday the Tour de France came to us with a stage start in La Baule, albeit at an out of town shopping centre. We arrived early to bag a car parking spot and watched the caravan go by. Was it my imagination, or was… Continue Reading “Holiday photos: day 7”