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…

The Rite of cycling to an Ancient Place

When I was a student at secondary school, and even later on at university, ancient monuments never really appealed to me. However, growing up, and especially since I took up cycling, I began to see things very differently. These places shine bright on an another dimension, totally foreign to the coincidental interest of the motorized…

Christmas Holiday Tour in Kremaston Lake (a photo travelogue)

This Christmas holidays me and two friends decided to cycle all the way to the Kremaston lake in the central Greece area. Christmas and Easter holidays are usually the time when we plan out bigger tours in mountainous places around Greece. This route was selected by me because of the nice rural areas, the big…

Cycling means exploring

Few days ago, we decided to visit one more time the famous Panachaiko (the biggest mountain of the area). I have visited this place more than 30 times, but it’s a beautiful mountain and I usually don’t complain. The plan was to reach the beautiful green plateau at the top (you can search the blog…

Introducing the Big Rackatabla!

I ‘ve spent the last 5 days touring in the wild mountains of central Greece. I had a waterproof backpack (kind of)I got as a Christmas gift from my gf, and I wanted to test it in the heart of winter. I knew that mountινγ a big non-rigid sack on the rack is almost impossible,…