Bienvenue à Strasbourg

Bienvenue à Strasbourg

Today we arrived in the fourth country of our European journey - FRANCE!! Back in first grade I took French class and spent about 12 years studying Spanish so I am basically fluent and know all the important phrases such as: "Merci" "Bonjour" "Toilette" "Croissant" "Au Revoir" "Non" "Oui" "Un; Duex; Trois". We have finally made it to the [...]

Basel, not Basil

Basel, not Basil

Today we had moderate and enjoyable ~56 km ride ride from Laufemburg, Germany with a destination of Basel, Switzerland. The hills were manageable and for the most part we we're on well paved bike paths. We didn't start to notice or be bothered by the heat until we were about 15 km out from Basel. [...]

Touchdown in Munich

Touchdown in Munich

We serendipitously found our dear old friend Dan at Logan and he helped Mark carry the heavy and bulky box containing my bicycle to the baggage check. Mark was able to convince the kind gentleman at the desk to waive the charge for the oversized luggage. After enjoying one or five glasses of prosecco in [...]

A Dewy Sunday Ride on the Minuteman Trail

A Dewy Sunday Ride on the Minuteman Trail

I'm lucky to live near the Minuteman Bikeway that spans from Bedford to Cambridge by Alewife Station. I've spent countless afternoons on the trail cycling, rollerblading and walking with my dog. The Minuteman Bikeway is a member of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. This blog post from almost ten years ago remains quite relevant. The trail takes [...]