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Forced stop

Posted on 14 Nov 2019, by Arianna

Forced stop

When we set off on this journey I was well aware that something could go wrong at some point. After all, despite being two reasonably well-seasoned cycle-tourists, we had never attempted anything of this magnitude...

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Cycling the handlebar

Posted on 30 Sep 2019, by Arianna

Cycling the handlebar

It was difficult to leave the luxury and comforts of Patrick and Françoise’s barn in Saint-Loup-des-Vignes, especially for Zola, but we finally managed to. Before starting to cycle along the dropped handlebar drawing, we actually...

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Cycling the front wheel (part 2)

Posted on 09 Sep 2019, by Arianna

Cycling the front wheel (part 2)

After reaching the highest point at the Pas de Peyrol, the landscape started to slowly smooth down through the regions of Auvergne, Limousin and Dordogne, with the hills becoming lower and lower, and eventually giving...

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Cycling the front wheel (part 1)

Posted on 24 Aug 2019, by Arianna

Cycling the front wheel (part 1)

After resting for a couple of days in Saint-Loup-des-Vignes and with a few hundred grams less to carry with us (Zola’s hair), we were ready and happy to tackle the front wheel. Upon passing once...

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Zola's thoughts

Posted on 14 Aug 2019, by Zola

Zola's thoughts

It may be the wrong time for me to share my thoughts, as I am slightly annoyed at my humans at the moment and my views may not be entirely fair, but after such a...

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Cycling the fork (twice)

Posted on 11 Aug 2019, by Arianna

Cycling the fork (twice)

French people love to say “Bonjour!”. The number of times every day we enunciate the magic word is indeed countless. And of course we enjoy saying it back, usually followed by a quiet smile. Even...

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Cycling the down tube

Posted on 02 Aug 2019, by Arianna

Cycling the down tube

After having cycled 553 km we finally reached the starting point of our bicycle-shaped route, namely the little known village of Vy-lès-Lure, in the Franche-Comté region. One may wonder why we didn’t choose a more...

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Cycling in the heatwave

Posted on 27 Jul 2019, by Arianna

Cycling in the heatwave

I do not sweat much. In fact, I typically sweat very little even during sport activities. So, upon realising that what I was feeling periodically on my knees was actually sweat drops from my chin,...

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Crossing Switzerland

Posted on 22 Jul 2019, by Arianna

Crossing Switzerland

We didn’t choose an easy start. Setting off to cross Switzerland on the first week of our trip was, with hindsight, a crazy decision. The remarkably high percentage of people with dropped jaws that saw...

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13/07/2019 - Finally departure

Posted on 17 Jul 2019, by Arianna

13/07/2019 - Finally departure

And so, finally, the departure! The last few days have been absolutely crazy, and we have been regretting all the wasted moments spent doing little for the preparations - thinking as usual that we had...

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The bikes are ready!

Posted on 10 Jul 2019, by Daniel

The bikes are ready!

After months of design work, brazing, prototypes, trials, refinements and more brazing, the bicycles are finally ready! Zola is thrilled with the ride quality of the cargo bike, she jumps in there voluntarily and says...

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Which tent to take?

Posted on 22 Jun 2019, by Zola

Which tent to take?

And here I am, having to deal with this huge responsibility. And what is most annoying is that I had a very clear answer in mind and yet my humans weren’t having any of it....

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Building the cargo bike

Posted on 05 Jun 2019, by Arianna & Daniel

Building the cargo bike

Welcome to our blog! This is our first post and well… we haven’t started travelling yet. While Arianna is still working hard to finish a few projects, Daniel is building bicycles full-time, most importantly the...

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