As Easy As DEF: Dobbiaco, Esercizio, Fruili

Back in the US, one of the first things I usually notice is the freaking roads are huge. It’s one symptom of reverse culture shock, to be sure and surreal … Continue reading As Easy As DEF: Dobbiaco, Esercizio, Fruili

As Easy As ABC: Alpi, Bici, Campeggi

Regretfully, I just finished Tom Robbins’ time-warping opus, Jitterbug Perfume. I never, ever wanted it to end but it’s kind of book-shaped lesson. Why? My time in Italy also nears … Continue reading As Easy As ABC: Alpi, Bici, Campeggi

Water You Up To?

Now don’t get all peanut butter and jelly (jealous?) on me but it’s turning out I am on perma-cation. This time of year in my “adult” life I’d typically be … Continue reading Water You Up To?

Into the (Italian) Wild

Despite the fact I prefer volcanic to arctic, the air in Faenza these days is inescapably infernal. Today a mischievous humidity also creeps about so thick and damp it seems … Continue reading Into the (Italian) Wild

On the Ride of My Life

You know what they say about what we once did, forgot about and then picked up again later like a salsiccia (sausage) e patate al forno (roasted potato) pizza to … Continue reading On the Ride of My Life

Happily Ever After

“Change is always changing,” says one of my favorite yoga instructors on my preferred free yoga website (aka I am too cheap to pay for real classes). Her quip — … Continue reading Happily Ever After

Writing and Riding: From Vang Vieng, Laos to Saigon, Vietnam (The End Is Near)

Turns out sometimes even when you’re convinced about something — you can be flat out wrong. This goes for life in general and for our opinion of “soulless” Vang Vieng. … Continue reading Writing and Riding: From Vang Vieng, Laos to Saigon, Vietnam (The End Is Near)

Riding and Writing: Chiang Dao & Chiang Mai, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos

After sweating enough to quench the thirst of a whole stadium full of elephants, we up and went to a town named after them: Chiang Dao, or Elephant Mountain. Chiang … Continue reading Riding and Writing: Chiang Dao & Chiang Mai, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos

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