Posts Tagged ‘Cycling’

Trundlin without moving….

November 1, 2008

Cold (3 degress Celsius), wet, windy. Not ideal for a training ride, but for the committed cyclist that’s no excuse.

Today I’m doing something different. For the first time in eighteen years I’m going to hook up my road bike to an indoor “turbo” trainer and spin for an hour whilst watching an old Lance Armstrong DVD showcasing his seven TdF wins.

Before long I’ll have the grey November rain to my left, and the Pyrenees glinting in the sun in front of me.

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L’Etape Du Tour

November 1, 2008

It’s been announced! The venue is Mont Ventoux – Hardly a trundlin destination. L’Etape Du Tour is heading up “The Giant of Provence” at the end of a gruelling 172km route.

L’Etape follows the route of a single Tour de France stage every year and this one is a cracker. Enter now and start training, for the experience of a lifetime!

www.letapedutour.com

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Autumn Colour (or Fall Color?)

October 20, 2008

One fine way to see the autumn leaves turn is from the saddle of a bicycle. Rolling for 469 miles through the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and Virginia the Blue Ridge Parkway would make for a great fall road riding route. Visit www.blueridgeparkway.org for maps and info.

What better way to trundl, than on a bike.

October 3, 2008

No sooner do I blog about the Pacific Northwest, and Seattle as a great trundlin city, do I stumble upon a great feature on road bike riding (pedals, not a v-twin on a Harley).

The feature is on the website of Rapha (www.rapha.cc) a British company who make exceedingly stylish high quality cycling clothing.

This is the epitome of trundlin. Clear mountain air, a bike, an experience. Read it and weep (or if you are in the Seattle region, read it and ride it !

The best city to live in, trundlin wise…..

September 19, 2008

Magazines frequently feature “list” articles, detailing “The 20 Best Towns for…..”.

I’m going to be no different, and will try to build a list of locations where it’s easy to live, within easy reach of some great leisure locations.

The easy option would be to list all the great holiday destinations! However my aim is to show how many great destinations are within easy reach of some major conurbations.

First up, and for no particulate reason, apart from the fact I spent some formative years there is Zurich, Switzerland.

Visit www.zuerich.com for a taster, and in a few days I’ll elaborate on what the area has to offer.

Update: Dec 2011 – This post has received thousands of hits over the last two years. Check back soon, for more detail on how to travel leisurely around Zurich and its environs.