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A nice day for a ride

A nice day for a ride

When the weather is good and there is no wind it makes sense to go for a bike ride. The roads were quiet for the most part but a few cars still passed too close and too fast. The challenge is to find the quietest, least dangerous route. I am still looking for a route where I never feel in danger. For now I find routes where I am comfortable, for the most part.

From Arnex to the Signal De Bougy and Back

From Arnex to the Signal De Bougy and Back

Cycling from Arnex to the Signal de Bougy and back is a nice ride that takes you along the lake through the lower part of Nyon, Gland towards Rolle, and from Rolle up towards Perroy, Aubonne, Pizy, The Signal de bougy and back down on the other side. This route can be ridden both ways. The direction I suggest is easier because the climbing, although physical from Rolle to Perroy levels off, The next challenge is up from Aubonne to…

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From Nyon to Vesancy

From Nyon to Vesancy

In 2015, I was exploring on a mountain bike when I found a road above La Rippe that was closed to traffic, so I decided to explore it. I managed to cycle a certain distance before I met a rockfall blocking the road, so I had to turn back. I then tried again in 2018 and I got quite close to the top but decided to give up and turn around. Within the last three weeks or so I have…

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Day 37 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Future, Or Uncertainty

Day 37 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Future, Or Uncertainty

I question whether we’re living in the future, or uncertainty during this pandemic. One friend on Facebook wrote that Coronavirus is making us live in the future because of a number of reasons, as listed in the embedded post below. If I am being myself then I would say that we’re living in the past. We’re living in an age before cars where our village or neighborhoud has become our world. For the first month my home village and the…

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Day Six of Orca in Switzerland – Stricter measures.

Day Six of Orca in Switzerland – Stricter measures.

Today’ I’d like to discuss stricter measures. Coop and Migros both have online shops set up for home delivery but the system is overloaded by people ordering at the same time. They don’t have the truck fleet or staff to cope with the demand so I suggest a better solution. Both Digitec and Galaxus allow people to order online and choose which shop they want to pick up their purchases. This idea is relevant today because Migros, Coop and other…

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Images from the Via Ferrata de Lavanchy

Images from the Via Ferrata de Lavanchy

Despite the warning that rain would fall after 1700 today we went up to explore the Via Ferrata De Lavanchy. it is a via ferrata that requires a 45 minute walk up hill. You walk up towards a cirque and then turn left and continue upwards through some trees. When you get close to the base of the cliff walk straight up to get to the base of the via ferrata. The via ferrata is simple and short.

First Saturday in Lausanne

First Saturday in Lausanne

First Saturday in Lausanne Now that we are between the via ferrata season and the snowboarding and scuba diving season a distraction is provided by gamers who like to use the physical world and mobile phones. Dear Ingress agents of Lausanne and elsewhere, The first Saturday of December (06/12/14), our city will participate in a special Niantic event named #IngressFS (https://plus.google.com/+Ingress/posts/7oVmNtssWGu). Meetings, fun and competition will be there ! Schedule of the day: 10:00 AM : Cross-Faction Coffee / Croissants…

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