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Pot Kettle Black

6447 km so far. Our bikes were due back at the shop today for the second round of tune-ups, so despite the cold, rainy day, Jane and I dutifully headed out into it, thankful the bike shop is only a 10-minute ride from home. We spend most of the rest of the day curled up […]

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Nothing To Report

6447 km so far. Today wins for most uneventful day of our trip so far. We visited The Actors Space this morning to do some yoga with Erinbell, another Canadian who now lives in Berlin. She hosted Stephen’s Sunday night class and this morning was teaching in a space a short walk from the flat. […]

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The Company You Keep

Last night, post bachelor party, I taught yoga. Since I knew the class was on the books I made sure I paced myself at the party, got enough sleep, and was fighting fit by the time class rolled around at 8:00pm. The highlight of class, for me, was that one of my LA students was […]

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Stag Dos and Don’ts

What happens on a bachelor party stays on a bachelor party. So, with this in mind, I give you a heavily edited rundown of my weekend. This will be a short post… James is one of my best friends, and was one of my first new friends when I moved to London in 1998. Jane’s […]

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Pottering Around Potsdam

175 km so far this weekend. Last night’s entertainment came courtesy of two party boats down from Berlin, both of which made anchor just off the campground. There’s nothing like getting away from it all just to have the party brought to you. Truth be told, they were playing pretty good club music, and I […]

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Bawl And Chain

175 km so far this weekend. Remember yesterday when I said how awesome it is to bicycle tour alone? Today I’m going to admit that there might be a little downside. For instance, when you’re alone, there’s no one there to help you understand why people go all the way to a campground in order […]

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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Alone

75 km so far this weekend. This is the first day of my solo weekend bike trip. Since Stephen’s mates from back in our youthful drinking days are all descending on Berlin this weekend for a stag do (that’s bachelor party in American), I knew I had to get away. Technically, they’re my mates too, […]

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Bikes ‘n’ Bites

6447 km so far. We had a list of things we needed to take care of today before the weekend began. Jane is heading out on a solo bike trip, because a bunch of my friends are flying to Berlin on Friday for a bachelor party. After a busy morning of nothing in particular, which […]

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The Chain Gang

6447 km so far. A day of chores. Today was one of those days that is essential to keep a journey like ours moving, but it also is quite soul-sucking. While in reality we accomplished a lot that will help get us to the next stage of our trip, it feels like we did nothing […]

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Dear China, Please Let Us In

6447 km so far. It was lovely to visit with Dominic, but we’re also glad he’s gone (sorry, Dominic!), so we can start to focus on the coming months of our trip. Navigating numerous consular websites, talking to embassies on the phone, and web chatting with visa service companies takes a lot of time, energy, […]

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