Day 5 – When you forget how to be an actual adult human – Bovec, SLO – Sankt Gallen, Aus

I survive the night, my acrid stench putting off any would be carnivores. Its dark and I faff about trying to get everything packed before setting off towards the Vrsic Pass. The Vrsic Pass is a vicious way to start a day of cycling and by the time I reach the summit I'm already hanging … Continue reading Day 5 – When you forget how to be an actual adult human – Bovec, SLO – Sankt Gallen, Aus

Day 4 -The fine line between heaven and hell – Sterzing-Vipiteno, ITA – Bovec, SLO

My alarm goes off somewhere between 0300 and 0400. My ears alert me to heavy rainfall, and my bleary eyes confirm it moments later. A quick check of the weather radar confirm it passes within an hour, so I allow myself an extra 30 minutes snooze. When I do finally set off, the roads are … Continue reading Day 4 -The fine line between heaven and hell – Sterzing-Vipiteno, ITA – Bovec, SLO

Day 3- Hank gets the blues – Gaschurn, Aus – Sterzing-Vipiteno, Ita

After packing up my bivvy from the worlds least comfortable car park floor I went upstairs to the hotel to indulge in one of life's most underrated pleasures, a buffet breakfast. Adam(#211) Stu(#194) Joseph (#165) and Danny (#9) were all enjoying the same fare, and it was good to chat to people after a second … Continue reading Day 3- Hank gets the blues – Gaschurn, Aus – Sterzing-Vipiteno, Ita

Day 2- Saverne, FRA – CP1 Gaschurn, AUS

I set off just before 06:00 on Day 2, aiming for Strasbourg; a McDonald's breakfast and an anxious wait outside one of the bike shops I'd selected at random. The ride to Strasbourg was pleasant enough in the early morning sun and I saw a couple of other TCR riders. Strasbourg proved easy enough to … Continue reading Day 2- Saverne, FRA – CP1 Gaschurn, AUS