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Day 9 El Burgo de Osma to Aranda.... The finer points of cycling Spain, well some anyway....

Only the sleepiest cyclist can take the wrong direction out of the smallest town. And then, due to some motorway access restrictions add to his woes by having to pursue an 8 miles detour. 483 more words

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Crossed Bulgaria with Michael and Anton, the German lads. I’m not sure about Bulgaria, it’s a beautiful place. But the people just don’t seem to love their country? 192 more words

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Two Boats and a Wedding - from Java to Singapore

In Yogyakarta I found myself around other white people for the first time in months; it felt very strange seeing Western tourists again. I attended a Javanese wedding, and was attempting to look dapper clothed in the traditional Indonesian… 585 more words


Cycling without a chamois

Brace yourself because here it is.  The post you’ve been waiting for, although one on which  you’ll be glad not to see any of my photographs.   626 more words

Day 8 Siguenza to El Burgo de Osma....crossing the county line

As I mentioned before, I was prompted to “drop in” on Atienza by the Rough Guide ( actually it might have been Lonely Planet, anyway….) and so I pack up my armour and head for the hills. 341 more words

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Every day?

Day 1 Home to Tavistock: 110km, average speed 22.6 km/hour

We bike regularly with a group of cyclists from the town of Wingham. Last Friday, as we returned from our weekly ride, the elder statesman of the group, with alarm in his voice says “You’re going to do this every day?” He repeated it a number of times as he wandered away, down the street. 238 more words

The Pacific coast at long last!

It’s been five months since we first touched down on the other side of the United States but we finally made it across, hardly world record pace we know, but our route has been far from direct and we’ve seen a whole bunch of cool things! 589 more words

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