We did the Première Manche - the first round - of A Travers riding across France from Dieppe to Marseille in the summer of 2009, and it was the original inspiration for this blog. The plan to put the 'band back together again' for another go in 2013 for the second installment fell on stoney ground, with life just getting in the way for too many of us, much to our disappointment. However, our enthusiasm for the bike remains undimmed, and so I'll keep posting my thoughts on the diverse and beautiful facets of the sport regardless. But there's bound to be another big 'adventure ride' coming soon - quite possibly in Italy - so potentially a name change too: Attraverso l'Italia in Bicicletta anyone?



Monday, 2 February 2009

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be ...

The ride will include the Ventoux - pictured top right - which Mikes James and Curtis rode twenty years ago in 1989. I wonder how quickly we'll be riding up it this time? What has twenty years hard drinking done to our bodies?