Umbria or Bust: Exploring New Bits of Italy by Bike

Italians always find poetic ways to express even the mundane. One example is long weekends that include a weekday holiday and which are called a “ponte,” or bridge. The ponte … Continue reading Umbria or Bust: Exploring New Bits of Italy by Bike

Some (Still) Like It Hot

At some point between December and February, I get a powerful urge to give winter the finger. While living in Colorado, this usually meant a vacation to Mexico or the … Continue reading Some (Still) Like It Hot

Coro-normality

One of the busiest highways in Italy is emptier than a toilet paper shelf in America. What’s the (quarantined) world coming to?!

Coronavirus in Wonderland

Been wondering what the Coronavibe is like here in locked down northern Italy? Welcome to your source for all that and more… grab a spritz and read on.

Dear Italia

Tesoro, darling, We’ve been together since 2009 — some nine beautiful years, almost ten. You caught me with those espresso cup eyes and again with gelato — remember you introduced … Continue reading Dear Italia

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…

Writing and Riding: Huay Xai, Laos Rest Day and Chiang Rai, Thailand

The sounds of Anne splashing in the pool (“Swimming is the best way to get rid of Lactic Acid in the muscles”) and the tap of my keys is all … Continue reading Writing and Riding: Huay Xai, Laos Rest Day and Chiang Rai, Thailand

Writing and Riding: Land Leeches and Death Rides

Between attacks by bonafide land leeches, sweating to death on climbs with a fully loaded bike and wondering whether or not the green papaya salad eaten at lunch might kill … Continue reading Writing and Riding: Land Leeches and Death Rides