Monday, 23 January 2012

Cycle Touring Inspiration


The Wifey*, Golden Child and I went to a travel show the other day. Now, I don't normally frequent these kind of things. I hate crowds and like to consider myself a little more independent than packaged but we had free entry and wanted some ideas for our up coming USA holiday so went we did.

As it turned out there was not much of any use about the USA but we still had a good time. We enjoyed watching the Ukrainian dancing (the Golden Child was transfixed) and loved the pork sandwiches from the Hog Roast food van. Oh, and the Wifey picked up a little brochure from Exodus Cycling Holidays for me. "...just in case you want some inspiration..." I think were her exact words.

Now where do I fancy? I will be organising my own trip but some of the ideas and suggested routes do look great - Cuba? Slovakia? Iceland? Sri Lanka? Two weeks? A month? This year I'll probably do the welsh trip I had planned for 2011 but I really fancy a longer adventure at some point in the future. And it seems my gorgeous wife is OK with that! As she said to the travel rep when she got the brochure "...I may be releasing the Genie from the lamp..."
I'm free, I'm free!
*Wifey - term of endearment between myself and my spouse. Similar to the term 'Hubby'. Used on this blog at spousal request to preserve degree of anonymity. See Urban Dictionary Defintion.

9 comments:

  1. You are putting off a lot of readers by referring to 'the wifey'.

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    1. Who is "a lot of readers" pray tell?

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    2. You are a chauvinist ARSE!! I will not be reading your misogynist claptrap anymore. You insult all womankind.

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    3. I have published these comments although I do find the previous one, lets say...a little harsh.

      I certainly do not intend or wish to upset any interested reader. I really do consider myself the very opposite of chauvinistic but you must take it as you find it I suppose.

      My wife does not want her name or our daughters name used on the blog and so we settled on the terms Wifey and Golden Child respectively. She doesn't think I am an arse so I can't be upsetting "all womankind" can I?

      Anyway, I best go and start dinner and then get my daughters uniform ironed for the morning. A Husbands/Fathers work is never done!

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    4. Cooking AND Ironing?

      My my my...you are turning into a right softy & are an insult to all Mankind!!!

      ***DUCKS FOR COVER, LEGS IT & HIDES BEHIND THE BUSHES***

      ;>D

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  2. Oh you lucky, lucky man! To have such an understanding wife is a godsend! :-)

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    1. She is lovely and gorgeous. God sent is something I might question but the sentiment I happily go along with. Actually hoping she might want to come with me. Love her I do!

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  3. I've been glued to Emily Chappell's round the world blog since she started:

    http://thatemilychappell.com/

    Not that you are planning a RTW trip(?!), but her accounts of riding through Slovenia-Croatia-Montenegro are pretty inspiring if you are looking for ideas!

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    1. A RTW trip would be a pipe dream at the moment. I have no wish to be made a widower and the Wifey and I are really not likely to seperate but if I did suddenly find myself single and the Golden Child was off at Uni' then I would definitely be going RTW.

      I'll check Emily Chappell's blog later tonight after I've put the Golden Child to bed.

      Cheers

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