This is a guest post written by Jen Cooper. I met Jen a few years ago on a writing course at the Queensland Writers Centre and since then we’ve shared many good conversations about writing as well as bicycles. This is the first of two bicycle stories from Jen…  For years we had tried to find a solution to the problem of how to carry all our toys when we went travelling. We had the van (a fold-down camper),… Read More

Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… Read More

I’ve finally emerged from a haze of jet lag and head cold. Although both lingered longer than I wanted or expected, I’ve been able to have the rest I must’ve needed. So while I’ve been recovering, there hasn’t been much riding or writing or reading (blog writers, I’ll be visiting again soon 🙂 ). But there are stories in the making. Over the coming weeks, I have some travel tales to tell about cycling in… Read More