Category: cycling

  • Day 62 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Bee In My Helmet

    Day 62 of Self Isolation in Switzerland – ikers, cyclists and cross country skiers move in single file. In some portions of society being single file while doing exercise is normal.

  • Day 56 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Ride Towards Storm Clouds

    Day 56 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Ride Towards Storm Clouds

    Today I had a ride towards storm clouds. I was cycling in the sun but as I looked towards Geneva I could see that it was dark and grey. I questioned whether to turn around or whether to keep going. It started to rain but I was reaching the half way point. I didn’t turn […]

  • Day 53 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Rebooting Switzerland in Safe Mode

    Day 53 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Rebooting Switzerland in Safe Mode

    We’re just days away from Switzerland rebooting in Safe Mode. Rebooting in Safe mode means that children will go back to School on alternating days. Hairdressers and creches are already open. So are flower shops. When I went to the local shopping the music festival maze to get into the shops was simplified and made […]

  • Day 50 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Floating Border Bike Ride

    Day 50 Of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Floating Border Bike Ride

    Today could be described as a Floating Border bike ride. During the bike ride I saw at least three or four patrols. One of these patrols had stopped a biker and were checking his papers, a second patrol was checking that the barriers were still in place. In a third case it was the Police […]

  • Day 44 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Zwift session

    Day 44 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Zwift session

    Today the weather was rainy so I had a Zwift session. I decided to cycle the Yorkshire circuit. Cycling indoors is not as exciting as you don’t see as much. I listened to a hiking podcast but I didn’t pay much attention to the Zwift interface for at least the first fifteen minutes or so. […]

  • An Ingress Bike ride that passed by bisons

    An Ingress Bike ride that passed by bisons

    Yesterday I went on an Ingress bike tide that passed by bison. I went from Nyon to Mies and from Mies up towards Gex, and before getting to Gex, I turned towards Divonne where I met an Ingress player before heading home, as the sun was setting. I went out in the morning, dressed warmly. […]

  • Ingress By Bike

    Ingress by bike is good when you’re in the countryside because it allows you to travel between villages faster than if you were walking and without the carbon footprint of taking the car or a scooter with an internal combustion engine. It also allows you to stop anywhere. Distance Covered In two hours I travelled […]

  • Back to Cycling

    Back to Cycling

    Yesterday I went back to cycling after breaking my arm and letting it recover. My lower body is fine despite not cycling for a long time but the left arm still feels vulnerable. I could feel it when changing gears and when going over bumps. As silly as it sounds to wait for weeks before […]

  • The WeWatt Bike wait

    The WeWatt Bike wait

    Today I experienced the WeWatt bike wait again. The first time I experienced it was when flying from Alicante to Geneva and the second time is when I was waiting to meet someone for lunch today. The principle is very simple. If you see that a wewatt bike is free for you to use you […]

  • An 80-kilometre ride

    An 80-kilometre ride

    Yesterday I set off for a bike ride planning to go from Nyon to Gland, and then up and around before heading back to Geneva and then from around Versoix riding back to Nyon. Instead of this I rode from Nyon to Gland and decided to go further and once at Gland I rode a […]