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The stress and the joy of cycling to London

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Here we are in the narrow cycle lane on A308 just near Putney on our way into central London. Get us to LondonTown quick!

This past weekend, we set out to join the RideLondon FreeCycle event taking place in central London on Saturday.

We loaded up the Thule bicycle trailer with our four bicycles and drove off to Putney, a place recommended by a friend as a reasonable distance from the centre to get free parking and have a ride in. It was about 6 miles – a reasonable effort and a good warm-up for the 8 mile loop ahead.

Thankfully our family is used to cycling amongst people driving cars – but it wasn’t long until both Tolii and Tosha started asking when we would reach the part without traffic. » Continue reading The stress and the joy of cycling to London »

Uncertain at First, Quidam at Last!

quidamAgain this year Tolii received a Christmas present to go see the Cirque du Soliel show at the Royal Albert Hall – this year it was Quidam.  I remember that I saw it years ago, I think in Atlanta. Long enough to have forgotten most of it.

But it was almost not to be. » Continue reading Uncertain at First, Quidam at Last! »