Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 04

Settling in. Still going the wrong way.

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I’m writing from the manicured opulence of Santa Barbara.  It’s the second time I’ve passed through this city, and I’m still amazed at beauty – and the money – of the place.  Every building has a clay tiled roof and sparkling white walls, the sidewalks are paved in brick, and palm trees line every boulevard.  …

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Dec 01

Day Two: Hurts like a bitch.

In the morning, Ruben and I snuck away early from our hidden camp.  By 7:30 we were on the road again.  “El cullo me duele”, my ass hurts, I complained to Ruben.  “It’s normal”, he replied.  Four hours and 73km later, everything hurt.  Considering that its been 8 years since I’ve ridden a bike more …

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Dec 01

Operation: WRONG WAY! Begins

The aptly named OPERATION: WRONG WAY! is off to a tremendous start with many miles under the belt , gorgeous sunsets, mix-ups with the law, sleeping on the sly, a flat tire, and riding with a Spanish cyclist who is 21,000km into his 22,000km ride from Tierra del Fuego.  Venga Ruben! Venga!  The bike though, …

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