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Gallery: Rome Day 2

ITALY | Tuesday, 13 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Another day in Rome
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Gallery: Rome day 1

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Let the fun begin
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Gallery: Getting there

USA | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Rome or Bust!
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A tough day

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [709] | Comments [4]

June 9th, Friday 60 kilometers Lido de Tarquinia to Vertibo "What's the matter?" Jon says I was looking really dogged and wanted specifics. "What's the matter?! Are you seriously asking me that question?! Let's see, I biked me ass ... Read more >

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We ate a lot of pizza here

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [502]

June 8th - Thursday 68 kilometers Tarquinia It didn't feel like we road so far. It was pretty flat. Arrived in town during siesta, so few shops were open. We were still on the hunt for gas for our stove and ended up buying a whole new burner instead.... Read more >

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They sell peanut butter in Santa Marinella

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [610]

June 7th - Wednesday. 67 kilometers After a night in the Passo Oscuro campground/RV park we were up bright and early not really interested in lingering. We had both fallen asleep pretty early (again) and it was only today I realized that it could ... Read more >

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The Mediterranean

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [329]

June 6 - Tuesday The ride to Ostia was uneventful. We came over the last hill before town and saw the Mediterranean Sea for the first time. It was pretty dramatic. The town itself was very quaint and our last stop before crossing back over the Tiber ... Read more >

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Pedalling

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [366] | Comments [1]

June 5 - Monday About 45 kilometers We left San Guiseppe's after a great breakfast. We found the path along the Tiber and took it as far as we could on our way to Ostia on the coast. Unfortunately, the path ended aburptly with a turn around and no ... Read more >

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Rome

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [597] | Comments [2]

June 4th - Fantastico! The hotel came with breakfast so we made sure that we ate until we were stuffed as a way of getting the most out of the expensive night's stay. After breakfast we went back to the room and started putting the bikes together. ... Read more >

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Day 1/2

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [381]

Roma We arrived in Rome without any problems the bikes were still in their boxes and it appeared that someone decided it would be too much trouble to open them up for inspection. Our next hurdle was finding a place to stay for the night. We agreed ... Read more >

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Day 1

ITALY | Sunday, 11 Jun 2006 | Views [536]

We're off! June 2, 2006 Day 1 of our Round the World trip. After a morning of hurry, hurry, hurry, faster, faster, aaaannnndd - WAIT. This morning was just shy of chaos. Last minute packing, putting things into the attic for storage, cleaning my sister's ... Read more >

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Gallery: World Tour 2006 - Packin' It Up

USA | Friday, 2 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Boxing up the bikes.
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Gallery: Preparations for World Tour

USA | Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Preparations
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Why? Where? How? What?

USA | Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 | Views [917] | Comments [5]

Why?   Where?   How?   What?   Oy, the planning, the preparations!   Never in any of the research that was done for this trip was there any kind or realistic idea of the magnitude of what’s involved in taking off at least 6 months from work/life.... Read more >

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Bellingham to Port Orchard Day 1

USA | Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 | Views [787] | Comments [1]

Bellingham to Port Orchard in Five Days May 15-19, 2006   Day 1 We had to take Jon’s van that he co-owns with brother Andy up to Bellingham for at least the duration of our trip which provided the perfect opportunity to take ... Read more >

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Gallery: About Us

USA | Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery


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The First of Many

USA | Saturday, 27 May 2006 | Views [384]

A discussion during our shake down ride from Bellingham, May 2006. Where:   Outside on the sidewalk of a Texaco gas station/mini-mart eating Fig Newtons and Handi-Snacks cheese and crackers.   He said:   “My thoughts on riding in the ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Gallery: Shake down ride: Bellingham to Port Orchard 5/2006

USA | Thursday, 25 May 2006 | Photo Gallery

Working out the bugs
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Gallery: The bike set up

USA | Thursday, 25 May 2006 | Photo Gallery

Loaded Bikes
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The Gist

USA | Tuesday, 23 May 2006 | Views [562] | Comments [5]

We did it!   We saved our money, paid off our debt, sold our condo, one car and (almost) all of our belongings and found someone (my parents) to care for our cats for the next 7 months.   It was no easy feat!  So much more work went into this "... Read more >

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