Category Archives: Bike touring

Another bike trip across the country

February 17, 2017 Two Fridays from now I’ll be in San Diego getting ready for my next bike trip across the country. The following Monday, we start riding.   This trip is different than my Northern Trip solo trip. It’s … Continue reading

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Cycling in Sicily, the Baroque Southeast

Monday, March 7I am back in our room at the Hotel Posta in Siracusa on the island of Ortegia. What a treat to return to the same hotel for two nights in a row and have a room to return … Continue reading

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Young friends of the road

One of the things I like about bike riding is that I get to meet younger people. Carmen I met Carmen volunteering last Wednesday for Bike Athens. Then on Saturday in the midst of my cold and contemplating canceling the … Continue reading

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2015 Bike Trip Videos & Poem

On Friday, I’m doing a follow-up to a presentation I did at the Athens Montessori School for the Aces class (grades 4-6). In the fall when I visited, the videos didn’t work, so I put them all on YouTube, each … Continue reading

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I see a theme

Last night I dreamed a lot. I will not bore you with endless details, but last night there was something new. At one point, I was sitting outside on the deck and looked up into the trees by the kitchen … Continue reading

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My trip inspires poetry

I am incredibly honored and touched that my neighbor Bob Ambrose, a local poet, was inspired enough by my trip to translate it into a poem in five parts. He did an absolutely beautiful job doing so and captured so … Continue reading

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Epilogue 1 – Notes on equipment and logistics

This posting is aimed primarily at those readers interested in bike touring themselves and for me when I do this again. I’m writing it as I put my stuff away back at home. This will get very boring for everyone … Continue reading

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Day 84, Naples, Maine to Orrs Island, ME, 59 miles

I did it. At the Atlantic! And surprise of all surprises, not only Richard and Clare were here waiting for me but Anne came home from Africa to celebrate with us as well. I am overjoyed to have completed this … Continue reading

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Day 1, May 31, Anacortes to Rockport, 62 miles (Doing Great!)

Posting this on day 2 from Crown Coffee in Marblemount, sitting outside in a rocking lounge chair sipping a latte and posting this blog. Incredible. A fantastic first day. Much less exhausted than after my 50-mile practice ride with Richard from … Continue reading

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