Category Archives: Before the bikes

Week one…

Occasionally, this last week, it’s been easy to wonder if anything is going to go our way on this trip. In reality, it already has, time and again. In just one week in India, happy coincidences have led us to:- – … Continue reading

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plan B is now in effect

2 weeks of cyberwarfare and a barrage of email complaints to the elves at Iceland Air have yielded few results in tracking my bicycle. Whilst held up in Hampi, a bouldering paradise, Keara and I came up with a plan … Continue reading

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hanging in hampi..

Climbing is a sport that’s been worming its little way under my skin for a while now. I keep trying to pretend it isn’t there, but it does keep wriggling. So, we conveniently find ourselves sitting out the bike loss … Continue reading

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welcome to india sah!

by pete x I’ve had nothing but positive experiences so far in India, it all started from the moment we touched down in mumbai airport…..a toilet attendant led me to my toilet cubicle, watched my bags, squirted soap into my … Continue reading

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Acclimatisation…

Acclimatisation…. I was expecting to hate India, at least at first. I don’t! In fact, I think I’m a little in love with the place already. Perhaps this has something to do with the relative calm of landing in a … Continue reading

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Getting going…

It’s been novel, for me, these last 2 weeks. Ordinarily, for the sake of cash, I work until the very last possible moment before my plane departs. And hope for the best! This time, as circumstances prevailed (for the best!), … Continue reading

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Iceland air have lost my bike!

Well the good news is I arrived safe and sound in London, England for a week of R&R with my family before embarking on our adventure. Bad news is that Iceland Air have managed to lose track of a rather … Continue reading

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