Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Just over two weeks until we are off on our next sailing trip. We are helping to crew a 55ft Discovery yacht owned by our good friends Stuart and Pat Smith from the Galapagos Islands to French Polynesia. Stuart and Pat are currently undertaking a circumnavigation and this leg of 3000+ miles is one of…

Love Thy Bike

The terrible weather we have suffered for the last month also takes a toll on the bike, the constant water, mud and grit seem to get in every crevice and this equals more wear on all the components. While cleaning the muck off the bike last week I checked the chain and as there was…

The food for superheroes #porridge

Porridge is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. I love marmite but couldn’t say the same about porridge. When I read that it was the preferred breakfast of my superheroes on the Tour De France I decided I should try a bit harder to like it if was going to fulfil my…

Brothers In Arms

You can often identify with people of similar interests but a certain camaraderie seems to exist with cyclists especially when one is in trouble at the roadside  with a mechanical or puncture. On several occasions when I have been victim to the puncture fairy others have stopped to offer help so I was a bit…