It’s been action packed since we arrived in Denver. After a day of recovery, we launched into UTVing, yard clearing, shopping, gambling and skiing! UTVing – I’d never heard of this before and I have to admit it was not my favourite activity but I can now put a tick in the ‘been UTVing’ box. […]

Part of preparing for the trip is the minimalisation of our belongings. If asked, I would have said that we didn’t have much stuff as we did a lot of downsizing 4 years ago when we left the large family home and garden and moved into the apartment. All garden equipment, outside paraphernalia and a […]

I read a post last week on the European Cyclists Federation website that said that the European Parliament’s Transport (TRAN) Committee are voting on wether to include the EuroVelo Network in the Trans-European Transport Network, which essentially would mean a bunch of money is provided to fund its completion. The figures are quite interesting and […]

This week I bought some maps. It was quite hard to choose as there were so many permutations but in the end I decided to go with an overview of Europe map at 1cm = 30km (1:3,000,000) and two slightly finer grained maps at 1cm = 8km (1:800,000) covering Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. […]