Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bicycle mobile

I've always been a bit of an armchair traveller, and also an armchair cyclist. I like to read accounts of people's travels through foreign lands, particularly if they are travelling by bike. The slower pace and need to stop and talk to more people means that they are able to convey more of a feel for the place than you get from reading grossly overrated travel writers like Bill Bryson. So having just come across the blog of Raf, ON5RZ, who is currently cycling through the USA and Canada with an FT-817 and wire antennas, I have some reading to catch up on. Perhaps you'll enjoy reading it, too.

3 comments:

VE3WDM said...

I too found out about Raf's blog last week and have added him to my blog roll. Interesting to see the places he gets too on his bike here in Canada.

Richard said...

A category of my preferred reading is pre-WW2, first-person, non-fiction travel accounts. Transports me to a time when there was still much on the globe to be discovered. Must have been wonderful to work/travel on a tramp freighter between the two world wars.

Julian Moss said...

I just found info about another ham biking across the USA: KE1THR. You can track him on APRS, too.