Category Folding Bike

Flat Tires Make You Weak

So I have been putting some efforts in cycling home from work.  I have not been consistent and it has been pretty hard.  As I was cycling along my 7 km route home… I wondered if all my cycling in Europe did not yield any results. I wondered if I wasn’t fit. I wondered if […]

Post-trip processing

It has been 4 months since we got back from our trip.  I am still processing some of it as we quickly went back to the swing of things. This month, my friend Ainaz showcased her trip to South-east Asia as part of VIMFF (Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival), including Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. […]

Shimano Hub Going…

I have the Shimano Alfine 8 Speed Internal Hub on my Bike Friday Silk.  I took it out 2 weeks ago in the cold wilds of Canada for a day trip out to the Granville Island Public Market.  I noticed that I lost 3 gears off my 8-speed shifter, and that in #3, it was slipping. […]

Bicycles on RENFE trains in Spain

Some news out there tell you that “when in Spain, the problem begins” with bicycles but I found it was not so in all cases.  You can see on the RENFE website (translated to English here) that bicycles are allowed in certain scenarios (as checked on September 2013). Folded or disassembled On middle distance conventional, […]

Cycling the Canal du Midi

We left Carcassonne by cycling the Canal du Midi.  If you are doing it one way like we are with hitch-biking, I would recommend starting at Carcassonne. because it is net downhill to Narbonne.  The bike path starts out relatively good, flat from the cities but sometimes gets a bit rough as you’d expect from […]

Carcassonne, France

We almost did not come here but so glad we did!  September is definitely low traffic season and there is actually a bit of space between other visitors of the cité.  Lots of shops within the cité walls selling all sorts of medieval looking goods, artists for wall art and sculptures, and restaurants.  The citadel […]

Bicycles on French SCFN Regional TER Trains

The main operator of trains in France is SCFN (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer) Three type of trains exist on France. The Thalys, TGV (Trains Grand Vitesse), and TER (Transport Express Regional). Comparing the different train options: TER trains does not need a reservation for passengers or bicycles.  TER trains are included in an EUrail […]