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2. Arrivederci Roma! (May 24)

Appian Way

Arriderci Roma!    Goodbye Rome

“You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You’ll Go!

Packing up this heap of stuff into my 2 panniers. My wardrobe for the next two months.


My Brooks saddle arrived, and is as hard as a rock, but I’m very happy to have it.

I think.  We shall see…


Shimano gears and disk brakes, Bosch battery et al. I’m still learning how to get the max out of shifting gears on an ebike. My computer tells me all sorts of things as I go, from speed to distance to how long my battery will last. My whale Bell is perfect for warning off wolves.

Short test trips around home have helped to build my confidence (which is quite wobbly). Hopefully the only rain I will see on the trip will be from a fountain…



Simon will be giving me some backup for the first week. Then off I go solo…

“Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew.
Just go right along, you’ll start happening too!”
― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You’ll Go!

1 thought on “2. Arrivederci Roma! (May 24)

  1. Looking forward to reading about your cycling adventures and undoubtably, enjoy!!!
    Good luck xxxx

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