ABOUT THE BLOG

THIS BLOG IS ABOUT BICYCLE TOURING, ABANDONING YOUR CAR AND LOWERING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT.

APRIL 20 2013-14  BIKING LISBON TO ISTANBUL
I worked on a political campaign for a year and as a “reward” (for trying), I decided to ride my bike from Lisbon to Istanbul.  It took sevens months.  I biked through Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco, Italy (hardly), Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey. Then I went to SE Asia, without my bike for 3 months: Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia.  There are blog stories about all these countries-use search box.
     SUMMARIES
       MY FAVORITE COUNTRIES PART I
       MY FAVORITE COUNTRIES PART II

APRIL 2014- JUNE 2017  LIVING & BIKING IN EASTERN EUROPE
I got married in Slovenia and lived there (here) for 3 years.  Slovenia is near the center of Europe, about the same distance to Amsterdam as it is to Istanbul, about 1500 km (approx. 1000 miles).  We did several bike trips,  CZECH ,  HUNGARY , DRAVA RIVER and numerous weekenders  around Slovenia.

JUNE 2017-MARCH 2018     BIKED PORTLAND, OR. TO DEATH VALLEY, CA. & MORE.
We had planned this trip together, but a divorce made for a change of plans.  I lived in Oregon for 40 years and had never ridden the Oregon Coast.  I had ridden the Northern California coast 7 times and the southern coast once. It was time to ride both coast, at once.   I was raised in California and stayed with friends.  I biked for 4 months & traveled 5 months.
OREGON COAST BIKING BLOG (in reverse order)
CALIFORNIA COAST-DEATH VALLEY  BIKING BLOG (in reverse order)

APRIL 2018- NOW     WEEKENDER BIKE TRIPS AROUND SLOVENIA
I’m currently living in Ljubljana, trying to figure it all out.  I’ve been taking many long weekend BICYCLE TRIPS.  I volunteer at the botanical garden, just to get dirt under my fingernails.