Month: April 2016

  • Here’s Al Sleet, the hippy-dippy weatherman

    A look at the forecasts today opened my eyes a bit more than I’d hoped: the highs in France (Days 2 & 3 of the ride) are about 5 degrees lower than I’d expected from the long-range forecasts in February. OK, so make that two T-shirts under the (not actually) waterproof windbreaker. Pretty much finished…

  • Previous triumphs

    Fearless Leader Joe and his brother on their arrival in Paris in 2013

  • Chris Hoy Shizuoka

    My borrowed ride: The size looks just right. It’s ridden on a regular basis, so it should be in good repair. It does look like the chain could use a cleaning and oiling, though.

  • 32 hours

    A flurry of activity, and I think we’re almost ready. I’m leaving for London in 32 hours. I’ll be tweeting from the road: