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The Spoked Traveller

It never occurred to me to leave my bike at home on my first overseas trip. Twenty years later, nothing has changed. Whether at home, or in a foreign country, riding makes me feel closer to people and places.

I created this site as a hub for all things cycling; it’s a celebration of bike culture. Where to travel next, how to travel, where to get advice, see some cool practical bike fashion, what to eat. I’ll share what I know; and I invite you to do the same.

Over the next few months keep checking in as I’ll be adding some new menu items.

See you on the trails. Melanie

Physical meets mental at a yoga and mountain bike retreat in Mexico By Melanie Chambers “By the end of the week I will help align your chakras,” says our yoga instructor. Chakras? I think they’re something spiritual and healing – two reasons I’ve avoided yoga for so long.

From old-style Communist milk bars to van Gogh-inspired cafés, there's a traditional eatery to suit any taste MELANIE CHAMBERS Special to The Globe and Mail   WARSAW -- Ordering food at a Polish milk bar eatery in Warsaw, Poland is like stepping into a Seinfeld rerun -- the soup Nazi episode. I walk up to a cashier dressed in a green cafeteria uniform with a stern expression on her face. " Zupa Krupnik, prosze (pro-sha)," I say proudly (a vegetable soup that's easy to pronounce). "No soup," she quickly retorts. I step out of line and begin furiously flipping through my book.

Introduction From globeandmail.com, Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Haida draw on culture to attract tourists A northern B.C. first nation plans new cultural centres to share its carving, food and history - and boost its economy MELANIE CHAMBERS Special to The Globe and Mail SKIDEGATE, B.C. -- Last summer, on a remote island off the coast of B.C., six totem poles etched with wolves, bears and ravens were raised in front of a future cultural centre. The celebration in Skidegate attracted more than 2,500