Category Archives: gänz Europanische

The Tour of Britain

I’m not saying that the English are nationalistic, but I have seen more footage of spitfires and Coventry burning in the Blitz than I have seen in rest of my life put together. For those of you that are sadly … Continue reading

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Kenilworth village life: the daily commute

The correct response at breakfast on the B&B circuit is: “I’ll have the full English, please.” This will elicit the following: “And would you be wanting the… (at this point the voice is lowered to a whisper) …’extras’ with that?” … Continue reading

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Haute Savoie

In hindsight, there were plenty of warning signs all the way along until, far too late, I realised the full horror of my predicament. Lets start with Res. Old school. He actually has many bikes, not just a Brompton (1). … Continue reading

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Bern-Geneva: the return journey

A return journey is often the resolution, the long speech in Shakespeare, the clearing of the Shire in Tolkien. In cycling, however, the road is always uphill into a headwind. The journey is always just beginning. And so it turns … Continue reading

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Belpberg – the mountain

Reputedly the highest and steepest peak in Switzerland, the Belpberg has long fascinated cyclists. Belp: a cross between a belch and a burp, Berg: a fearsome incline design to break the legs of the hardest. Leaving aside the Chocolate Factory … Continue reading

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JTE2010: Geneva – Fribourg

A quest is a high form of human endeavor and an epic quest involving a bicycle has a special place in the pantheon of such behaviour. The XmasEpic recruiting drive into Europe could be considered a quest, but little did … Continue reading

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