Selšček has around 140 inhabitants. There is a church, there are farms and houses, there is a bus stop and there is a little square with a new water fountain, benches and a table, bike stand and statue. The little village lies, 640 metre high, between the forests on the plateau Menisija, less than thirty… Continue reading The paintings of Selšček
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.… Continue reading Žiri
Rolling on heatwaves
Four heatwaves rolled over Slovenia this summer. Riding was sometimes the best way to escape the scorching heat but often there was no getting away from it. In random order, withouth comments or explanation, 25 views of rides on the heatwaves.
Fleche Wallonne on and behind the scenes
What road do you like to travel? The curvy one where the end is a mystery or the straight one where the destination is clear from the beginning? I like to discover the world after the corner.
From winter to spring
Spring flowers blossom where snow was lying last month. A collection of views from the bike from the end of February till the end of March. The settlement of Turjak near Ljubljana can be reached via a road that winds his way up through the forest. Once on the ground, snow can be categorized as… Continue reading From winter to spring
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… Continue reading PANTANIMANIA
Views from the bike, February 2015
All photos were taken around the halfway point between Ljubljana and Venice. Riding a bike is the closest thing to flying. (Robin Williams, American actor and bike enthusiast (1951-2014)) Miren Castle is not a castle but a hill. There once was a castle in Miren but it was destroyed in 1515. The main building on… Continue reading Views from the bike, February 2015
An addictive activity
Rarely, very very rarely I must say, is it possible to hold the famous Eleven Cities Ice Skating Tour in the Netherlands (last editions 1986 and 1997). And thus, travel Dutch iceskaters, since 1989, to the frozen Weissensee in Austria to skate and to try to finish the Alternative Eleven Cities Tour which is held… Continue reading An addictive activity