Thirty degrees at nine in the morning, last night’s cool change petered out into a smattering of rain drops and no drop in temperature. There’s many things I could do with my three days off, but today, no incentive to do anything very much, just move slowly, sip cool drinks, and listen to music…

This time , we were just starting out New Zealand bike tour — we must get around to deciding — soon — once and for all whether we’re going on the Geneva to Verona ride later this year…