Monthly Archives: January 2014

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This is more of a general cycle touring post aimed at anyone interested in this type of thing. Also, I’ve been bored in Luxembourg resting my knee the past few days and have nothing really to write about! This is … Continue reading

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Resting up in Luxembourg

Progress through the continent: 800km in total since Dublin, 450km on the continent. I stayed in a lovely hotel in Bastogne, a large enough town that seemed to have a lot going on in it for its size.  I noticed … Continue reading

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Slowly, surely, inching across the map

After a three night stint in lovely Lille, I once again had to hit the road. My knee was feeling a bit better, and I felt the need to get moving. That urge to get going was perhaps premature, as … Continue reading

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Introducing Archie

I must apologise. My previous posts have been most selfish. I maintained the impression of being alone, in solitude, constantly seeking my next WiFi connection like a junkie seeking their next high. In reality, I have not been alone. Archibald … Continue reading

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First Video: Holyhead to Dover

As promised, here’s my first video. The wind is really shown at 2 minutes. Check out the out-take at the end too 🙂

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I’ve reached the continent

I’m taking a day off in Lille in France to rest my legs, and in particular, my right knee, which is giving me a lot of trouble. It’s rather swollen, red and sore. Clearly my bike isn’t set up correctly, … Continue reading

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On the road again

After a fairly fantastic weekend in London, on Tuesday the bike beckoned me to resume churning the pedals and inching my way towards Beijing. Having had my ass served to me last week by the weather in Wales, I decided … Continue reading

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Week 1: Wales & England – A Rough Start

I’ve updated Facebook and Twitter already, but wanted to do something more thorough on the blog so waited until I had enough time to write it. I’m in a hostel in London having arrived late in the afternoon yesterday. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Staying Energised…GrRANA Style

Many people have asked me about bringing energy drinks/gels with me on the cycle and the answer has been a resounding ‘no’. The main reason being most of those products are geared towards fast release energy, typically for getting past … Continue reading

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