My name is Nikos and I am the host of Bicyclosis. I am an outdoor lover, passionate bicycle tourist, DIY advocate, illustrator/designer by profession and sports /martial arts enthusiast. Except from cycling, I have been heavily involved in other sports and activities like trail running, boxing, judo, BJJ and winter swimming, but cycling and especially bicycle touring is for me something truly extraordinary. Traveling by bicycle in beautiful places in nature, is one of the most magical and enriching things a person can experience in his/her life. It’s truly one of the things that I couldn’t live without.
By combining my passion for bicycle travels and camping (mostly without a tent), I have managed to explore and experience a big part of Greece’s most beautiful and wild places!
Judging from my own experiences in nature, the combination of fresh air, exercise and crazy beautiful views is nature’s remedy for melancholia, boredom, tiredness, stress, obesity, dry or tired eyes, broken heart, low self esteem depression and a lot more.
This blog used to be all about bike hacks, until I decided to share also my bicycle trips around Greece, cartoons, ideas and other DIY projects.
It became also the medium to share my advocacy for the underrated ability of the bike to carry humans and other things. A bicycle is a utility vehicle first and then anything else. You can see at the end some pics to get an idea of what I carry with my bike everyday =)
You can also read my post about the DIY bicycle pegs, an addition that truly changed the way I see my bike.
Bicyclosis is about the importance of being kind and respectful to the magical places we visit and enjoy (leave it as you found it – and even cleaner if you can), the bliss to ride and explore on this miraculous machine that’s called bicycle, the magical feeling when you create useful stuff with your hands, the beauty of sleeps in nature and anything else that inspire us and make this world an exciting place!
If you are planning to do some bicycle touring in Greece and need some info about places, roads etc, don’t hesitate to send me a message and I will try my best to respond.
Be safe and let the mighty bicycle take you to beautiful places! 🙂
Nikos from the mountainous Greece