On the language border of the French and Swiss-German speaking Swiss communities, there’s a village that sits on the French speaking side called Jaun, and where everyone speaks German as a primary language. Jaun is the Swiss-German name for the village, and Bellegarde is its French name. Confusing I know.
*The Rough Stuff Fellowship I wrote this post specifically for a journal edition of The Rough Stuff Fellowship, which is THE original off-road cycle touring and mountain biking club, and founded in 1955. It’s a global club and well recognised. It even has special lifetime members and ambassadors of off-road
For those of us who have been working from home during the past 18 months, it’s funny how these two phrases in the title to this post have become so well used in such a short time. There’s nothing more annoying than responding to a question or in providing a
Welcome to my first non-YouTube-video🤪 Whilst this blog is going well with good reader feedback, I’ve been considering complementing it with a YouTube channel, partly because it brings a different energy to what I’m doing and creating, and partly because I’ve been inspired by many of those people already doing
Our garden in Switzerland is mostly grass and trees, and is on about a 45 degree slope. We manage it quite naturally, and just like most of the Swiss farmers manage their mountain meadows. This means that we just let the grass and wild flowers grow until about mid-June and
How many times have you heard someone claim that a certain thing or subject was indeed, the Golden Age of…..etc etc? I heard it said the other day. Someone was referring to the golden age of music when the recording of music in studios was on magnetic tape. He went
I’m definitely a ‘Glass half full’ type of person. I look for the positive energy, the inspirational people, the amazing situations and the good things all of the time. These things make me feel good, give me creative ideas and help take me to new phases, projects or crazes in
It’s weird how things happen in a sequence and seemingly unconnected, until one thing joins them all up. In this case, the ‘one thing’ is a catalogue from a Swiss company long since gone. My friend Stefan, who you made have read about before (see links at bottom of page),
Ever heard the music track ‘Road to Nowhere’ by the band, Talking Heads? If not, you should. If you have, listen to it again. It’s a tenuous music link to the subject of this post, which involves 2 ebikes and 3 friends. However, I have an announcement to make first.
In addition to usual cycling brands, a lot of car companies have dipped their toes into the bicycle world. I assume this is to connect the car brand with a lifestyle of health, leisure, fitness and sport. Some also get their engineers to apply car developed technology to cycles. It