An urban tour of Vancouver

An urban tour of Vancouver and the surrounds. Particularly looking at the cycling infrastructure and the level of bicycle use. A test ride with the Ritchey Breakaway Coupling system. The intention was to be able to pack the bike in a small enough space to measure no more than 62” (W+L+H). This is the limit… 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

A ride in Iran

We flew to Tehran and got the bus to Tabriz where the tour started. We rode through Ardabil reaching the Caspian Sea at Astara. We then mostly followed the coast as far as Sari then got the bus to Tehran and spent a few days touring in Tehran before flying out. Climbing east from Tabriz,… Read more

A ride in Rwanda

After decades of wanting to ride in Africa, VWR has made a start in Rwanda, home of the Congo-Nile Trail. The trail is mostly on the Congo side. If you just ride the trail you don’t cross the mountain that is the actual watershed. But over a few weeks, we ride all over the country,… Read more
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