August 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Recycling old cycles - another great Dutch idea!

A new project launches in Holland this week. A little company buys up serviceable old bike frames, gives them a trendy paint job and new environmentally-sound components, and sells them for good money. Is there such a scheme in Australia? A window of opportunity for someone?

Added by Richard Tulloch on August 30, 2011 at 2:41am — 4 Comments

Good news! (not cycling related)

I was supposed to go out for a ride yesterday, but for various reasons I didn't make it. So over dinner last night Mrs Dan said I should go out today instead.

But it didn't happen, because at 5am Mrs Dan went into labour, and Baby Dan the second was born at 10.45am.

Everyone is doing really well. Just such an amazing, emotional, wonderful experience. I now have two beautiful daughters.

I did get to ride my bike in the end though, as I cycled back to the hospital for…


Added by Dan on August 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — 13 Comments

Selling the muse

In the end, it was quite a snap decision. 'Why don't you just buy that one from me?' I found myself saying, as I discussed yet again the bike that a friend was going to buy. 'I'd love to - that would be perfect. I like that bike.' came the response, and it was done. The bike that got me back into cycling, that got me fit again, that I had spent more time cherishing and…


Added by Dan on August 23, 2011 at 4:52pm — 5 Comments

Pass fever

Flat land is ok but cycling the high passes for me is the bees. Here is the road down

And always take this photo. I may have a slow…


Added by Paul S on August 16, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The French Cusine on the UNESCO world heritage list

Alsace Duck on a bed of sauerkraut. It was noisy on the bikes the next day, that was a very well upholstered bed.

My cousin's cheese plate. All this fromage is from raw milk…


Added by Paul S on August 9, 2011 at 6:16am — 4 Comments

Gersau has cuter goats than Zermatt

No private cars allowed in Zermatt just these cute little electric truck things - or bikes. If you have a car it must be left a good 5km away

The streets are really quiet…


Added by Paul S on August 8, 2011 at 5:42am — 4 Comments

Funf und funf und funzig

Lunch by the Rhine in one moment when I wasn't lost in more pouring rain. The rhine route is kind of well marked but miss one and here we go - lost again in the pouring rain. How hard can it be just to follow a river, well first find your river.…


Added by Paul S on August 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Bread + Cheese plated up on a slab of granite at 2165m

yum I'm on a block a day cheese habit. It is the highest coffee I have had by bike. The swiss are great at having a national network of cycle routes but they stink at coffee. I knew it would be bad but I had it anyway in respect of all those Sundays in Sydney… Continue

Added by Paul S on August 7, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Brocolli over Gross Schiedegg

This 450 gm hunk of broccoli never expected to be dragged over the 1962m Gross Scheidegg on a bicycle. And I wasn't expecting to be its host either. Needless to say when I discovered it in my pannier on the other side I boiled it up and ate the bastard.

My first high Swiss pass was an accident, I didn't have a good look at the map like only 26 kms to see the Eiger. It…


Added by Paul S on August 7, 2011 at 3:22am — 3 Comments

CADEL WINS AGAIN - in Holland this time.

Much excitement here in the Netherlands as Cadel took out yesterday's criterium in Surhuisterveen in Friesland. The Dutch were delighted to have Cadel taking part in this race in a tiny village...the equivalent of getting Tiger Woods (before his fall from grace) to play the Merimbula Open. They put him on TV and tested him on his pronunciation of Surhuisterveen. He done good!  For more...… Continue

Added by Richard Tulloch on August 3, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

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