Blessed by Elephants in Hampi, India

We head west across Gulbaga District to Bijapur, south to Hampi, west and down the ghat to the Malabar coast, south on the coast road to Mangalore, back east up the ghat, through Hassan, and to Bangalore.… Read more

Caving in and Deciding to Use GPS

A trip to Eurobike in southern Germany, using a return flight to Frankfurt. With my bike still in the carton I bought at Sydney airport, I catch the ICE train to Ulm. 140KM from the bike show, ride to the show, stay at the camping there, then get regional trains to Nuremburg and ride west… Read more

A quick ride in China

Just a 100km ride on a day. It is barely valid to make it into a blog. But my only other bike ride in China had been on a Moulton which does not make it in a VWR blog. Plus, this was in sub zero temperature. The water in my water bottle began to freeze.… Read more

A ride in Turkey

Three of us fly into Trabzon which is the most easterly airport on the Turkish Black Sea coast. We head West to Istanbul. To get some variety, after Sinop we go up to Kastamonu on the Anatolian plateau and then West to Safronbolu. Then down to Eregli, then to the Marmara and Istanbul. There is… Read more
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