"The Adventures of Ten Tonne Taffy"

and Tilly the Tandem

2020 – Winter in Taiwan

All packed up and ready to go - This year we're off to Taiwan to circumnavigate the island in an anti clockwise direction, hopefully taking full advantage of…
Hello Taiwan - Everything went like clockwork for the journey from Ipswich to Taipei. The taxi turned up 45 mins early, we arrived…
On to Taipei - Our first proper cycle was good to get under our belt during the Chinese New Year with the much reduced…
Jetlag and Taipei - We've struggled (me in particular) with Jet lag this trip. On our first cycle we arrived in Taipei and I…
Well that was easy… - We retraced our steps out of Taipei toward the airport and had a coffee break at the Old Cermaic Street…
National Cycle route 1 - The national cycle route 1 goes all the way around the island. There appear to be variations of it as…
Wow! - Leaving the glitzy second city behind, (slowly) we had my front bag support snap off the handlebar on one of…
Onwards to the Tropics… - After our couple of wonder days we woke to a gloomy and cool day as we headed to the Tropic…
What the heck was that? - Our old foe the wind had plans for trying to ruin our departure cycle from Tainan so we outfoxed it…
The End of the road and Vampires - We were on the final stretch now southward to the most southerly point in Taiwan and the tropical playground of…

2019 – Orlando Northwards…

Running Away - Eisenhower was quoted as saying "No plan survives contact with the enemy" and our plan this March had been to…
To the Coast - Last year when we toured the US we cycled for ages before we saw a cycle tourer, a vege restaurant…
Moving on up…. - The coast from Ormond Beach up to St Augustine gave us plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the sand…
Weather - When you think of Florida the last thing youll probably think of is a dreary rainy day like we get…
Onward to the Gulf - Having returned the car hire in Gainesville and got a lift back to Tilly we cycled on to an Airbnb…
Exhausted - Ok, we're not looking for sympathy - we choose to cycle tour and accept the drawbacks that go with this…
Feet up time! - Our stay with the secret cousins was fabulous. Rob is my mum's second cousin and we were all totally unaware…
Call the Sheriff! - We arrived in our 7 seater luxury at the Jacksonville North Carolina regional airport, loaded up Tilly and set off…
Watch out for Mosquitos - The further north you travel the more proper crockery and cutlery you find in places. Who knows, maybe it migrates…
A Senior Moment - The cycle north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is lovely - though we did meet some cyclists who couldn't…

2018 – Gothard Pass – Venice – Milan

And we’re off… - Linda's knee is now better and the summer holidays are over with the campsites thinning out and it's time to…
Leonardo was here…. - I'm laying in bed writing this in the house previously owned by a Anna Magnani a famous Italian Film actress…
Unbelievable facts and death defying experiences - Now here's something no one who knows me will believe. We've now been in Italy two weeks and I've had…
What bike through yonder window breaks… - Leaving Lake Garda ( and the Dutch frites wagon) behind we headed on toward the Adriatic. The route skirts most…