Cycling colourful San Francisco

Discovering a bike hire shop right next to your accommodation is a dream come true. Staying in the hustle and bustle of San Francisco’s china town must have distracted our attention from the collection of bicycles hanging in the dusty windows? Our exciting cycle across the Golden Gate bridge the day before meant the BoyfriendContinue reading “Cycling colourful San Francisco”

A Golden Cycle in San Francisco

Along the skyline a patchwork of skyscrapers sits perched upon the rolling hills of San francisco.  Down at the port our bicycle wheels roll peacefully along the waterfront..  Pedalling away from the luxurious ferry terminal with its tempting food stands, we head towards the hustle and bustle of Fisherman’s wharf.  Our cycle route is partContinue reading “A Golden Cycle in San Francisco”

Speeding down a Volcano! – Hawaii

The continuing tale… I made sure every inch of my skin was covered with some form of padded clothing – In the early hours of the morning, at the height of 6,000 ft or more it can be very chilly on the side of a volcano.   The island of Maui was still awakening fromContinue reading “Speeding down a Volcano! – Hawaii”

Cycling the coast of Monterey – USA

Slightly overcast a wisp of sea mist blankets itself upon the land making it feel mystical.  Crooked trees hunch over as if they need walking sticks, the white foam of the sea explodes on the rocks spraying everything in its path and eager golfers are wrapped up warm defying the elements.  Salty sea air dampensContinue reading “Cycling the coast of Monterey – USA”

Rocking and Rolling in Red Rock Canyon

My bicycle wheels are rolling on the smooth tarmac of Red Rock Canyon and the bike chain purrs spinning in a circular motion.  Surrounded by chocolate coloured mountains I am in no rush.  Time can wait today.  This is my first time on a modern road bike. I have happily hired a road bike from theContinue reading “Rocking and Rolling in Red Rock Canyon”

Free wheeling through the Valley of Fire!

The flashing neon lights of Las Vegas didn’t hold our attention for very long – something seemed to be missing? So we went in search of that something special and discovered ‘ The Valley of Fire’ Nevada’s oldest state park.  What a find! Approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Lake Mead and throughContinue reading “Free wheeling through the Valley of Fire!”