“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius

Saturday, 17 June 2017


 Treviso is a city surrounded by water and walls.  For cyclists it is a safe and easy city to navigate..cyclists being able to ride against the one way traffic system; however for the stranger driving inside the walls ie in the centre of town it is a nightmare.  Last weekend we decided to locate exactly where our language school was....never found it and 30 minutes later after circling round and getting totally confused we just gave up!

The area is almost completely flat and therefore is somewhat wind affected  so sometimes I can blast along the flat, straight, smooth surfaced roads with extremely low wattage and sometimes it's not quite so easy. So sometimes I feel the need for a small reward!

Our apartment at Lancenigo, where I've stayed previously, is  about 6km north of Treviso making for a 15 minute bike commute, most of which is spent navigating the city streets.  The road into town is a main one but there are bike and pedestrian paths and also a generous  clean bitumen edge to the road outside of the white line. 

This weekend I was originally going to do the Sportful Dolomiti Gran Fondo at Feltre which last year took me 6 hours to complete, but since my travel and race fatigue has only just lifted, I'm giving it the flick.

Instead I'll go along to rego, tell them I'm not riding, collect the bag of goodies, check out the expo,  go for a nice longish ride and then visit a town just north of us here which is coming to the end of a week long festival concluding  with  a Palio.  Last weekend I  checked out the place and bought these things! 


  1. So, you can find the language school by bike, but not when in the car!!!!! They just like creating 'mazes' to keep you occupied!!!!!

  2. so easy when you can ignore the one way system! My commute is with the traffic going in and so is very very easy...going home is more of a challenge and I'm discovering more of the city with every wrong turn!

  3. At least you are seeing some of the city, even if it is because of a 'scenic detour'!! You will have it down 'pat' by the time you are ready to leave......