Lunch in Trawsfynydd

Lunch in Trawsfynydd

Climbed to Pen y Pass but could see a bloody thing so here’s another picture of Chris and bikes

Climbed to Pen y Pass but could see a bloody thing so here’s another picture of Chris and bikes

Flag raised

Flag raised

On the train approaching Bangor, it all got a bit much for Chris. Finding somewhere to camp tonight then out onto Lon Las Cymru first thing tomorrow.

On the train approaching Bangor, it all got a bit much for Chris. Finding somewhere to camp tonight then out onto Lon Las Cymru first thing tomorrow.

Filling in the gaps: part II

Then, this happened:


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Photos of our travelling across Indonesia, and some more bits of Indonesia, and thence to Borneo where we spent Christmas with the orangutans, New Year in Brunei, saw lots of batshit, went to the middle of nowhere, before getting onto the mainland in Cambodia, and Laos. Onwards on a short, crazy visit to Thailand so we could get visas for Myanmar before then getting to Nepal and the Himalayan highpoint Everest and a city break in Kathmandu, from which we flew south for the final few weeks in Sri Lanka. Phew.

After getting back from Asia I had a few months of unemployed bliss, fitting in the Isle of Wight trip, and then got my new job at Sustrans.

Back on my bike and on my blog.

Filling in the gaps: part I

Just to account for the gap after lejog, I spent a few weeks volunteering on a traditional house build for the National Trust with Ben Law’s team:

Wales-In-A-Weekend

In logistics mode planning a bank holiday weekend trip: train to Holyhead, cycling back to Bristol, something combining bits of this route and the Lon Las Cymru trail. Rational people suggest this may be a little ambitious but I think we can do it.

Time, and this blog, will tell.

On the Tennyson Trail.

On the Wightlink ferry.

Getting the ferry tickets.

Getting the ferry tickets.

Reminiscing about #lejog. Here’s me at John o’Groats. And here’s the original on Tom’s flickr photostream.

Reminiscing about #lejog. Here’s me at John o’Groats. And here’s the original on Tom’s flickr photostream.

Collateral damage. See the final post for description of events.

Collateral damage. See the final post for description of events.

Full Land’s End > John o’Groats photo set

Le Tour 2011 begins … Live on ITV4. So here’s a quick reminder of what got me into cycling as a kid.