Monthly Archives: May 2011

No more foreplay!

Hong Kong:  Over the past two months I have planned, plotted, and procured for this ride so much so that I am tired of planning, plotting and procuring.  I’ve had enough foreplay.   I am ready to get on with it. All the … Continue reading

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Heading in the Right Direction

Hong Kong:  My little bike ride across Europe which begins in just 11 days (but who’s counting?) will test my navigational ability as much as my stamina.  Fortunately, in the count-down to Lisbon, things amazingly seem to be coming together … Continue reading

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Morning Brew, Afternoon Tea

Hong Kong:  Today was a Hong Kong media day.  As my last full week before I set off, it’s time to get the word out to a broader audience that I plan to pedal more than 5,000 km for a purpose.  I sat down today for discussions with two of … Continue reading

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It Sucks To Be Me

Hong Kong:   Five weeks of out of the corporate world, I have entered into a productive rhythm in my new F U life.  Just so there’s no misunderstanding, F U is shorthand for Fabulously Unemployed.  Yep, that’s me.   All the … Continue reading

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Gearing Up

Hong Kong:  My adopted home of Hong Kong is a city of extremes, the juxtaposition of rich and poor; modern and old; fast and slow; concrete and green.   It’s a city of hills and mountains and sea and narrow roads without shoulders.  This environment makes … Continue reading

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Fluffy & Ryan

Hong Kong:  Accompanying me in Europe will be two penguins — Fluffy and Ryan –created and named by my son.  Yesterday Fluffy and Ryan had their first outing in Hong Kong,  to a Tai Tam Tigers football match, and later on, … Continue reading

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Mapping the Way

Hong Kong:   There are a million possible ways to get from Lisbon to Istanbul.  I just need one.  Yesterday I spent nearly the whole day online researching the my way to Istanbul.  I’m trying to balance freedom, flexibility, and a desire to ‘follow … Continue reading

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