Middle of the night catch-up. The ticket for the Mark Beaumont lecture arrived – see left. No information from AW Cycles as to which bike they have ordered for me; the 52 cm or the 54 cm frame (I’ll call in after work later today if nothing is forthcoming in the next 12 hours). And I found another picture of a Ridgeback Panorama, in fact two of them. It comes from Patrick Taylor’s website again (see Ridgeback Panorama in a Gallery post), specifically from a page all about a cycling tour of Denmark which also includes an interesting list of the kit that he took with him. I’ll add his list and comments to the “equipment” section of this site. He is clearly a fan of the Panorama and it is good to see one of the bikes “in action” rather than gleaming in a manufacturer’s online catalogue. If you look carefully at the picture, Patrick is clearly not a fan of the Ridgeback’s standard saddle, which reminds me that Jim Rawnsley made reference to saddles in a comment a couple of days ago. He pointed me in the direction of Rido Saddles but his suggestion does comes with a caveat; “Never recommend a saddle. All cyclists are different.” Which in turn reminds me of another link that Iain Harper recommends – biketouringtips.com . There is a link on the front page to an article about securing bikes while on tour, a topic that was mentioned in another comment earlier in the week…. Back to bed!