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Bike Across Italy, Part Two

Learning curves. I’ve been surrounded by them lately. Navigating a fun new area of volunteer work, but struggling to learn people’s names and not always sure of my responsibilities or authority. Writing someone else’s memoirs, then trying to piece together … Continue reading

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Bike Across Italy, Part One

We’ve been at it again… Brent and I joined six other guests and two expert Ciclismo Classico guides for a bike tour that meandered across the middle of Italy’s boot, from the Adriatic coastal town of Pesaro on the east, … Continue reading

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How to Warm Up for a Bike Ride on the Road…

… When You’ve Been Using the Indoor Trainer After the warmest and driest December known to mankind, we finally got some cold, drizzly days in January. Being spoiled to sunny weather, we were gonna get out of shape, and fast. … Continue reading

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Spare Me the “Eroic” Efforts

Y’all… have you ever committed to doing something you were kind of scared to do, and wanted to get it over with, but had to keep waiting and waiting? Sort of like climbing an endless ladder to jump off a … Continue reading

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Ireland Part 3: Best Ride Day. No, Really!

Thanks for your patience with Parts 1 and 2. At last, I’m done philosophizing and ready to jump into the actual cycling aspect of the, um, cycling tour. Here I am with fellow cyclist Julia and our wonderful Ciclismo Classico … Continue reading

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Ireland Part 2: Greetings!

Last time, I wrote about our cycling tour in Ireland, and how a guy with a guitar and a cute dog helped me adapt to the metric system that’s used there. I’ll get to that whole “bicycle” and “tour” thing … Continue reading

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