Questions and climbs

Questions and climbs

We entered Montenegro from Serbia a couple of days ago and – no matter how much we struggle on the climbs – this country is just stunning. Mountains and mountains and mountains as far as you can see, covered with the intense october sunlight and the changing autumn colours. On the secondary roads we try to take most of the time just us, cows, sheeps and the surrounding landscapes. We are finding a new rhythm: less kilometers for each day…

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Crossing the Balkans (about two weeks on the road)

Crossing the Balkans (about two weeks on the road)

It’s hard to find a starting point to write: days have been so full since the very beginning that is seems longer than it has really been. We’ve been traveling for just two weeks, we’ve cycled about 600 kms (or a little bit more) and crossed three borders (if we count the Croatian one, after we got out of the ferry from Italy). We were walking the streets of Belgrade in the last two days and we were talking about…

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We started! (But when a trip starts for real?)

We started! (But when a trip starts for real?)

On the ferry from Ancona to Zadar we were asking ourselves when a trip starts for real (we still do not know, I guess). We were also thinking that it is almost impossible for us, now, to realize what we just started. So far, it’s just nice cycling in Croatia. But thinking about the long term, there are a few things we need to get used to and we need to adjust: mechanical and electronic details, the timing (like: how…

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We have a date!

We have a date!

Here we are: we set a date for our departure! On September 25th we are gonna take a ferry from Ancona, Italy, to Zadar, Croatia and we’ll start pedaling from there. Why there? Because that’s where our last bike trip – started in Venice – ended. We wanted to keep going, somehow, from that point on. At first, we’d wanted to start our trip in Avignon but we have to move out of our apartment in August and I’ll be…

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Notes from the flat-workshop

Notes from the flat-workshop

In the last few months, our attic has become our base camp: workshop to get the bikes ready, office to share ideas, gather informations and, as always, old and new friends camping in the little left space. We told ourselves that it would have been nice to talk about the trip before it started, the way it took shape in our minds and in our chats. We were thinking about a long trip for a long time, we started to…

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