Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 16

I have a bike!

  Before the outfit. a 2005 Trek 6700 Mountain Bike. 27 Speed, shimano and bontrager components, disc brake, lock-offable rock shox. More importantly, in fantastic condition and already tuned well, not bad for $350. Colombia is calling.

Nov 11

Is Mexico Safe Enough to Bicycle Across?


To cycle of not to cycle, that is the question! First the proposed trip: Cycling from San Francisco to Colombia, a distance of approximately 7500 km.  From there? Maybe further, we’ll see.  If anybody wants to come with, they are more than welcome. Just reading that title of the blog makes the traveler in me …

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Nov 10

M16s and Minivans. Is it Safe? Balancing Risk and Travel.

I was traveling in eastern Turkey in early 2005 and after a long and painfully cramped bus ride from Doğubeyazıt, I arrived in Van.  I had barely gotten off the bus when I was approached by a smiling military policeman who spoke English (a rarity in eastern Turkey).  After a short conversation, he told me that …

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Nov 10

Dream jobs of 2011. Or are they?

My sister and I were recently discussing career changes.  Jenae has worked in the restaurant industry for the last 11 years, but holding a maths degree, she has always had the option to completely change her career path from one spent on her feet dealing with people, to one spent in front of a computer …

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