Category Archives: Cycling

The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back in Bath…..

Earlier this week Bath hosted the end of Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain (cycling).  There was great celebration by our local council, and lots of publicity for the event. Many of us turned out on a lovely late summer … Continue reading

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New York parks – part 1: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Of all the places we went in New York, the parks stand out for me as the places that really wowed me the most.  This is the first in a series of posts about the various parks we visited.  What … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: August and September adventure – Canada and New York

This is an adventure that will take more than one post to write about, plus time for me to mentally process all that we saw and did.  It straddled August and into September.  So this post is no more than … Continue reading

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Another challenge

This time an old one – a reminder of the cycling challenge I did almost 11 years ago, to celebrate my 50th birthday that year. It feels like a lifetime ago, so much has happened in those years since, but … Continue reading

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