Cycling Through: A Coronavirus Story

The unforgettable tale of a solo bike ride during the Coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.

Star Light, Star Bright…

Nearly two weeks ago already, I returned from (another) bike tour with my two-wheeled companion, Penny. Bike tours always consist largely of planning, eating and pedaling. And pedaling is always … Continue reading Star Light, Star Bright…

Coast to Coast Catch Up

Outside the window, a cactus acts as sentinel. I’m in Phoenix, Arizona where the desert reigns supreme, alongside eternal summer. Just in the last week or so, I’m told, it … Continue reading Coast to Coast Catch Up

Once Upon a (Longer) Time

A lazy rain falls outside — slow, fat drops, spaced out, polite. Upstairs, the neighbor is deep in his rotation of questionable, loud music — an odd mix of Grease, … Continue reading Once Upon a (Longer) Time

Klagenfurt, Austria to Ljubljana, Slovenia: Good Times, Round Two

Day Five: Podkoren to… Podkoren We pick up the trail in the hamlet of Podkoren, Slovenia nestled beneath the Julian Alps. On stores of potica (Slovenian sweet bread stuffed with … Continue reading Klagenfurt, Austria to Ljubljana, Slovenia: Good Times, Round Two

Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part Four

Particularly punctual it is not. Terribly truant it may be. However, it’s also the craved culmination of the California quest (via bicycle). Now it’s time to wrap this thing up … Continue reading Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part Four

Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part 3

Welcome back to the belated third edition of Sylva and Tyler’s bike-scapade down the Northern California Coast. Without further ado, join us in Gualala State Park, where none of us … Continue reading Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part 3

Creme de la (organic, locally sourced) creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part Two

Welcome back to the illustrious four-wheeled, cider-powered journey of Sylva and Tyler in picture form. Let’s roll right back into Day 5, like a phat joint on a downhill slope … Continue reading Creme de la (organic, locally sourced) creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part Two

#whydomylegsstillhurt: Another Bike Riding Story

I realize — as most of us eventually do — I have limits. I can arise happily at 8:04; meanwhile, 7:04 will mean a series of small defeats timed in … Continue reading #whydomylegsstillhurt: Another Bike Riding Story