Tag: cycling

  • Tired of Garmin and Apple, Playing With Casio

    Tired of Garmin and Apple, Playing With Casio

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For a while now I have been wearing a Casio and an apple watch or a Garmin and an Apple watch, or a Casio and a Garmin watch or a xiaomi smart band and a casio or a xiaomi smart band and… it goes on. A Break of Routine The reason…

  • Cyclist Sightings

    Cyclist Sightings

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday I went for a walk, during which I listened to two podcasts via AudioBookShelf, but that’s not the point of this post. The point of this post is that the seasons have changed. The snow has melted and there was a brief interlude in rain so plenty of people…

  • A Walking Decline in the US Since 2019

    A Walking Decline in the US Since 2019

    Reading Time: 5 minutes According to streetlight data walking in the US has declined over the past three or four years. The decline was by up to thirty six percent from 2019-2022. The clearest reason for this is that 2019 and 2020 were walking honeymoon periods. By this I mean that for the duration of…

  • Cycling from L’Isle to RomainMotier

    Cycling from L’Isle to RomainMotier

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the ride from L’Isle to Romainmôtier feels easy because I’m cycling slower than my maximum it is still tiring, as is illustrated by two points. The first is that the trip burns 800 kilocalories according to the Apple Watch, which is significant, but also because by the end of the…

  • Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I was planning to walk from Nyon to La Barillette but rather than take the usual route that takes me via a set of cabins where there is sometimes a dog I wanted to try an alternate route. In the end I used the Switzerland Mobility app and website because…

  • Recovery Day

    Recovery Day

    Reading Time: 3 minutes We are in a heatwave and despite this I have cycled for four and a half hours and walked for three hours and fourty minutes. For the bike rides I woke at 6am to avoid rush hour traffic, and to do things before the temperatures rose. Yesterday the temperature in Geneva…

  • A Ride in 35° Heat

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Yesterday I spent time in the sun in the morning, as a result of which I thought I would avoid going out in the heatwave. I changed my mind. Every Sunday a group of pétanque playing alcoholics play pétanque for several hours. They cheer, they laugh, they make noise, for hours…

  • Falling Out of Love With Driving

    Falling Out of Love With Driving

    Reading Time: 2 minutes There was a time when I used the car for everything I did, from scuba diving to climbing, to walking and more. Over a period of five years I weaned myself off of the car. I weaned myself to such a degree that I use the car twice a week when…

  • In Favour of Electric Bikes

    In Favour of Electric Bikes

    Reading Time: 2 minutes I considered getting an electric bike a few years ago. I didn’t for a single reason. When I spoke to a bike seller I asked whether bikes get stolen and I was laughed at for asking the question. I didn’t get an electric bike the next day. If we’re going to…

  • The Pure Freedom of Meindl Shoes For Cycling

    The Pure Freedom of Meindl Shoes For Cycling

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Within the last month I considered updating my cycling shoes, until I saw the price of cycling shoes, even in Decathlon. I saw how expensive they are so I lost interest in them. Barefoot shoes are great because they’re light and easy to transport. The problem that I find with ‘barefoot’…