The time is nigh to end my UK summer sojourn and head back to Asia. Once there I will resume blogging, dear reader, with a vengeance, and, soon to come, a difference.
My first port of call as usual will be Thailand where I will be travelling in a style I have been meaning to try for several years, lightweight cycling. For you see I now possess the finest bicycle I have ever ridden, a Planet-X titanium road bike that is so fine that to leave it on these damp and misty shores would be little short of a travesty. And so I will take it with me to Thailand, load it lightly and see how it fairs as a touring machine, its progress will, rest assured, be logged in this weblog.
Over the past few days this bike has been for a little spin around the rocky coast of Cornwall in the far south west of England. The reason for its trip to this handsome peninsula will be revealed in the next few weeks, though some readers who follow other blogs such as this may, with a little imagination, have an inkling about this already.
Early July will see me reunited with two of my favourite companions, my old bike – that is still fairing well after 100,000KMS – and my old chum Phong. Phong and I are off to cycle what will prove to be a fascinating route that tracks the Ho Chi Minh trail through Vietnam. The history of the HCM Trail is fascinating and, on those precious occasions when I can prise some sensible behaviour from Phong, he is a fountain of mesmerising historic tales. This journey will take a few weeks and will, I feel sure, be a most enchanting adventure.
Until Thailand, Adios.