Way, waaaaay past his prime, David Sovka is a Victoria-based writer who loves to explore the forgotten corners of the map, and to be left the hell alone.
Alas, his wife and best friend insists that he do so in sensible shoes and a crash helmet.
Sovka has previously written about average, middle-aged Victorians — to be precise, himself and his wife, Roseanne Sovka — cycling to sunny, exotic places.
David Sovka: Florence reveals wondersof Renaissance, fine design
Chilly start on Rome trip changes to fascination
Anatomy of a heart attack, Part 5: Grow up and eat your vegetables
Anatomy of a heart attack, Part 4: Stress test and a sweaty gym visit
Anatomy of a heart attack, Part 3: Risk factors and the French Paradox