3084. Just before the midpoint of 2017, I passed the 3000 kilometre mark by bike. So there you have it, half of my answer. The question to it is an oft repeated one. It’s like an automatic reply I get after I tell someone cycling is my passion; ‘how many kilometres do you ride in a year?’ The only, unsatisfactory, answer I can give is: … Continue reading 3084


Žiri, 3600 inhabitants. You could look at Slovenia as a country of mountains. You could also look at it as a country of valleys. Enclosed by green mountains, lie valleys as if they are islands in the middle of vast oceans. Each with its own climate, its own culture, its own kitchen, its own capital. Žiri is the capital of the valley just west of … Continue reading Žiri

Twelve lessons from Liguria

1. Cycling is like…. (Passo della Crocetta) …flying. (Drignana) 2. Bikes are more fun than boats. (Portofino) 3. There are no universal positions for sunbathing. (Manarolo) 4. Not only we love our bikes. We: ,,Wait we’ll move the bikes for you.” They: ,,No, no, we want to be in the picture with your bikes!” (Portofino) 5. Cinque Terre is a beautiful place but it’s too … Continue reading Twelve lessons from Liguria

Mega Franja- The route for the round that does pass by

Marathon Franja is Slovenia’s most popular cycling event, with over 7000 participants. The event is named after the secret partizan hospital Franja that lies in a gorge above Cerkno. Franja was a fully equiped hospital were the patients, allies and enemies, were brought blindfolded. The hospital was never discovered during the war. The long tour of Marathon Franja passes through Cerkno but is still around … Continue reading Mega Franja- The route for the round that does pass by


It’s 14 February 2015, today Marco Pantani has been dead for 11 years. Dead but still alive. On and along his training roads in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna roams his spirit. And his memory is kept alive by his tifosi who still paint his name on the roads of his favorite climbs. For the love for riding and in memory of Pantani, on Valentinesday a photo-impression from … Continue reading PANTANIMANIA