I’m riding up a tiny, Swiss road that has 27% gradient and it keeps going up at this rate for 3 kilometres. For a couple of months of the year, it’s impassable due to snow. It’s only a very narrow road with rough tarmac and it’s not used enough for
Part 2 of The ultimate ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of bicycle shops is in Switzerland!
As a sequel to my last post about my most favourite bicycle shop in the world ever, and why it is THE magnet which keeps attracting me, here’s the story of the latest shopping visit there. The proprietor, Stefan Stettler, had provided me with some good advice about what any
The ultimate ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of bicycle shops is in Switzerland!
A few posts back, I tried to articulate what my perfect bicycle shop might look, feel and smell like, and it was a kind of bicycle-shop-utopia-thing. However, today I’m going to introduce you to my actual favourite bicycle shop, and its owner, Stefan Stettler. But first, lets set the location
How to buy a tandem for one person
The best car boot sale on the planet, in my experienced view, is in the Rhone-Alps region of France, in a little village called Leyment, and is held in early September. Actually, the permanent village is the centre of the event. However, the actual car boot sale, brocante or Vide
My Perfect bicycle shop
So what do you expect from a really good bike shop? Before you answer, I’m going to tell you about my perfect bike shop. Firstly, location is key. My perfect bike shop would be situated on a crossroads that have traffic lights and which would be on my commute