Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Music Man Toni

I stumbled across Toni and his magical music machine in Altenfelden Austria. Toni adapted his bicycle to include 8 separate instruments including a cowbell. Unfortunately for me Toni was busy drinking beer at the time of our meeting so I did not have the pleasure of hearing him play. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Feeling Flat...

7000km without one flat tyre is a mammoth effort I know, but getting a flat on dodgy Slovakian cycle path crushed me none the less. You see, given my luck to date, I have been secretly hoping to complete the trip flat free. An almost impossible task but what a story it could have been.

Still managing to smile, just...

One sharp piece of quartz and it's all over...

Slovakian style cycle path!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Reflections On Slovakia

Crossing into Slovakia there is a distinctive change between Western and Eastern Europe, Slovakia feels a little unorganised, a little grubby and far less concerned about health and safety or quality control but it has a beauty of its own that shines through. I spent three days riding in Slovakia and enjoyed it immensely.