Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tour de Cure Italian-Style

Me and the team doctor rented bikes, so I could ride on Tour de Cure day. Fortunately, for me, he enjoys reading maps and figuring out routes. We tooled along the very narrow, two-lane road with no shoulder for only a little while before we found access to a riverside trail. We encountered a number of fishermen and we stopped and took a picture. We went south on the trail for a little while, going by all kinds of cool, old farm buildings, wineries, kiwi farms and more. Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I arrived in Venice at 11 a.m. after flights from the Springs to Atlanta, then Amsterdam, than Venice, which took 20+ hours. When I emerged with my bags, there was no one waiting for me. No one wearing a credential and a walkie-talkie, no one holding a sign. There was no one there. So I decided to take action, like Teddy Roosevelt. I told a lady at a counter that I needed to get to Verona. She said simple. You take a bus to the train station, train to Verona. No problem. Continue reading

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It’s Over, I Quit

I’m just trudging along and this couple of senior citizens comes up from behind. They are both decked out in colorful running garb with compression socks and arm sleeves. He gets my attention. I take out an earbud. He asks, “Has you pack sprung a leak or are you just sweating?”
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