Monthly Archives: June 2007

This weekend involved more cycling than it did skateboarding. On Sunday I had the pleasure of joining the Fribourg ProVelo group for a cycling tour around the area, checking out some of the ancient Roman remains near Lake Murten. A friend of Mirjam kindly lent me a bike for the […]

Days 331 and 332 – SWITZERLAND: Galavanting in Fribourg

I spent the majority of today sleeping on the grass in parks around Fribourg. It was a good opportunity for a rest, as I was waiting for my wonderful host, Mirjam, to arrive back from work at 6:30pm. After yesterday’s big effort I was suitibly knackered. My muscles weren’t […]

Day 330 – SWITZERLAND: Resting in Fribourg

Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 55.52km Average speed / 平均速度: 12.26km/h Time on skateboard / 走行時間: 4h 32m Total skateboarding distance to date / 今までスケボで走った距離: 55km Total cycling distance to date / 今まで自転車で走った距離: 11,800km Ascent / 上り: +825m Descent / 下り: -865m (data above is data from reset approx. 30km into […]

Day 329 – SWITZERLAND: Lausanne to Fribourg

I was a guest speaker at the International School of Lausanne today. Heidi arranged for me to come in at lunch time to speak to students interested in my journey. The small room was packed with about 50 students, many of whom had come to know of me from the […]

Day 327 – SWITZERLAND: Lausanne

It was a fitful sleep last night. The construction site echoed, bits of plastic flapping and sounding like footsteps in the dark. I woke at one point and saw the silloutte of a small dog sniffing cautiously about an arm’s lenth away. At first light, about 5:50am I made my […]

Day 326 – SWITZERLAND: From Montreux to Lausanne

Well that was some good fun! I had only got about 15 minutes out of Leysin before I got bored with walking. I got the thin nylon hammock I had bought in anticipation of making some sort of parachute with, attached it to the ski poles I had scrounged off […]

Day 325 – SWITZERLAND: Departure day continued

Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: N/A Average speed / 平均速度: N/A Time on skateboard / 走行時間: N/A Total skateboarding distance to date / 今までスケボで走った距離: N/A Total cycling distance to date / 今まで自転車で走った距離: 11,800km Ascent / 上り: N/A Descent / 下り: N/A So today is the big day. Leaving Leysin with a […]

Day 325 – SWITZERLAND: Beginning of the Skateboard Journey

I apologise for the lack of posts these past few weeks. Work is on the go, and the last thing I have wanted to do is to type at a computer. My mind has also been occupied with other things…namely the following development in the 14degrees journey: My bicycle has […]

Day 323 – SWITZERLAND: A New Challenge