Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Little Bit on Minimalism

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Since early 2010 I’ve been on a bit of a minimalist mission.  I wasn’t specifically trying to live in a white box with practically no furniture – not quite that sort of minimalism – but certainly a desire to unclutter and simplify my lifestyle.  I withdrew from a few community related activities in order to create some mental space and… Read more »

Which Way Does Adventure Lie?

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Thinking more about the cycling adventure for this year, I’m just having a little wonder to myself what the advantages are of having a predetermined route: You get a chance to pre-plan logistics for departure and return The overall objective helps push you on day-after-day You get a chance to identify places of interest along the route so you don’t… Read more »

Adventure Awaits – Eurovelo Route 6 – Nantes to Basel

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Doing more research into the possible route of the cycling expedition, the Eurovelo range of cycling routes across Europe has caught my eye.  The original thought courtesy of Alan was to cycle either the Rhine or the Danube, and I’ve just discovered the Eurovelo Route 6 starts on the West coast of France and follows the Loire, Central Canals, Doube,… Read more »

Why Cycle 1,000 miles in a Single Tour?

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For those wondering about this particular challenge, heres a little bit of my thinking. Cycling is a great because: It get’s you outdoors It’s good exercise It connects you to the landscape and environment at a human scale You get to explore places that you might otherwise miss It’s great thinking time But why travel 1,000 miles in 30 days?… Read more »

Doing Things Differently in 2011

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Time to start blogging again.  Time to start finding yet more ways to enrich my life.  I’ve always enjoyed a challenge, but sometimes manage to take on too many things at the same time, so whilst I enjoy the challenge, things have a tendancy to get a little bit crazy in the process.  This year I’ve decided to recognise a… Read more »