Back on the road

This blog has taken a back seat recently due to a combination of things like work, illness, major bike maintenance and Christmas interfering with my cycling! However, this weekend was the Carnaval holiday (taken very seriously in Portugal). We took the opportunity to head north to our old haunts in the Viseu area – and…

Mud and rides

The rain arrived here yesterday. Torrential too – we went out cycling on Saturday afternoon and came back with the bikes coated with dust. Today we had to avoid a tractor scraping six inches of mud off the road! Still, the rain is probably a good thing. It’s the first here for months and the…