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Los Angeles – Golden Saddle Cyclery

Is this the best bike shop in the world? In my educated opinion I believe it's not only the best but the GOAT. There are a number of reasons for this, although the standout and irreplaceable reason...

Going ‘Full Tourist’ in Seattle - Métier

I landed around 11am on a Tuesday into Seattle, I'd never been there before, all I knew of it was the fact the TV series Frasier had been based there, and grunge was born there, and that Microsoft ...

My Courtney Love Story

So there we were, chatting away, enjoying each others company when a woman appears and asks if we have a cigarette she herself could pilfer.  I didn't think twice and simply asked the group nearest...

How to Throw a Bike

Giro d'Italia 2008, stage 5: 203km stage, a 5 man breakaway goes after 17km in the stage. After 185km out front, and with 1km to go the chain snaps...

Return to Hong Kong - 40 Years Old

My sister: Fran to almost everybody, France to me, Frances by birth - has always looked after me. Pretty sure it's not supposed to be that way although with us it always has been, possibly since th...

Visiting Vancouver for Ryder’s Retirement

I believe in fate, and destiny, and above all, serendipity, although I suppose they all mean the same thing, which is probably why I believe in all three of them.  Anyway, I digress, this post is a...

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