Monthly Archives: August 2011

Italy with a German Accent

Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy:   Back in action following a five-week hiatus, the past two days of Alpine cycling have been among the best, if not the best, of my Euro cycle.  I feel renewed and interested, once again, in Europe’s … Continue reading

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Repositioning

Munich, Germany:   I have repositioned to Europe.  Yesterday I arrived in Munich from Hong Kong.  My good friends Sabina and Thomas picked me up at the airport — the TransEuropa 2011 welcoming committee.  The best way to beat jet … Continue reading

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Reflections in the Rear View Mirror

Hong Kong:  With Western Europe behind me and Eastern Europe ahead, and a new perspective on the journey from the passage of time and distance, here are some of my favorite images and moments during the first leg of TransEuropa 2011.  Some … Continue reading

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Antarctica and Magic Letters

Hong Kong:   In my countdown to round two in Europe I have also been finalizing a November expedition to Antarctica — without the bike, but with a kayak.  It’s been a chaotic and at times a surreal experience contemplating a visit to … Continue reading

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Turn Left at Albania

Hong Kong:   This time next week I will be back in Europe, back in the saddle and back on the road again.  I have mapped out what promises to be a thrilling route from the heart of the Alps in Innsbruck, … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect

Hong Kong:  With the second and final leg of TransEuropa 2011 about to get underway next week, I am again mentally and physically preparing myself for the demands of pedaling across Europe, kilometer after kilometer. I am readying myself for a rigorous, … Continue reading

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In The Fast Lane

Hong Kong:   Having survived a family vacation in Eastern Europe and a six-week ride across Western Europe, last week I returned home to Hong Kong to take care of some family business.  Immediately after my return I naturally and automatically … Continue reading

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