Mana Charta: The bicycle touring map of Greece (or the world?)

Have you ever run out of water while on bicycle tour in the middle of nowhere? What about carrying too much water although the area was full of springs?  I have had experience like this many many times although I only travel inside Greek borders for a week or two. I imagine cyclists that cross…

​ The Greek Fondue: Delicious ritual before sleep

​ I ‘ve always liked the idea of Fondue, although I only tried it once many years ago. For some reason, the simple concept of people talking while eating from the same pot is strikingly relaxing and healing for our stress fueled brains. In our version the benefits are even greater because there are stars…

A tour in the Immortal Villages of Tzoumerka

One more time, the arrival of Easter Holidays found us planning the Easter Tour. We were only two this time, so the final destination was quickly on the table of the negotiations. The Immortal Villages of Tzoumerka mountains. These villages during the Ottoman Empire years were the home for many Klephts (Anti-Ottoman insurgents who retreated…

Get your bike and go read a book somewhere nice [video]

I recently bought ‘Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation‘, a great book about the legendary Italian cyclist Gino Bartali who made the greatest come back in Tour De France history, and also  saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during the war. So…

Cartoon – Ouch Potato: Commuting by car

I have months to make a cartoon for bicyclosis and finally got around to making it last night. I think all of us know at least one guy (I know many) who has an expensive carbon road bike for training only.  And he also refuses to get an other cheaper bike for commuting  (and leaving…

My very simplistic argument about bicycle helmet use

One of the most long-lasting debates in cycling is how mandatory should be the use of the bicycle helmet or if the helmet actually prevents head injuries in cyclists or not. There is one neuroscientist who claims that Helmets are useless while in the same country an other one believes that helmets save liveshelmets save…