Taking a tumble! March 30th 2011 Monday 28th March 2011.
Breakfast of bread, fried eggs and a red coloured jelly, which may be replica jam (sugar and E numbers, I guess).
A steady run for 7km back to the bridge we crossed yesterday and turned left following the river and then started to rise over some stiff climbs. We stopped for lunch half way up a hill and the sun came out for the first time this trip making the temperature ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Ha Giang The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
I am a retired engineer, born in 1945, who loves cycle touring. I have ridden Lands End John O Groats, C2C, the Three Towers (Blackpool - London -Paris Blackpool), European section of North Sea Cycle Route (Rotterdam to Bergen), several sportives and trips to Spain and the Alps, Slovenia, Turkey, Japan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (India), Vietnam, China, Australia, including Tasmania and New Zealand.
This was followed by a trip to South Island New Zealand for three weeks in Jan/Feb 09 and one week in Geelong, OZ, to see my son.
I ride several sportives each year and ride one day every week wit... full info