|Okinawa Main Island: South from Naha (35 miles)|
I took a solo ride along the southern coast of Okinawa's main island, finding Gyokusendo, a natural cave formation, in the process.
|Okinawa Main Island: North from Naha (45 miles)|
Marco, Alessandro and I rented bikes in Naha and took a tour around the southern part of the main island, north of Naha.
|MS Cape Cod Getaway (176 miles)|
This was my first charity bike ride, and my first big trip with more than a total of three people. It was a far more positive experience than I had hoped, about 2000 really fun and nice cyclists showed up for a great ride. The best part was police officers stationed at every corner, so we never had to stop.
|Cannes, France to Monaco (~60km)|
This was a ride from Cannes, France to Monaco, along the French riviera. I took the low roads, avoiding the 1800ft mountain passes. There was a surprising amount of traffic after 9AM, and surprise tunnels all around Monaco. Had to bike very fast through those!
|Cannes to St. Raphael (France) and Back (~85km)|
I rode from Cannes, France to St. Raphael and back. Even though I took the low roads, there was a fair bit of climbening both ways. Nevertheless, the coastal views and mountaintop villages were stunning, and leaving at 7AM yielded few cars and many fellow cyclists.
|Cambridge to Walden Pond and Back (40 miles)|
Harold and I decided to bike to Walden Pond - the actual location where Thoreau had a 20 year long temper tantrum about society. It's a lot prettier when you're not so busy complaining! I also recorded the outbound journey with my new helmet camera, and reencoded the video at five times speed. Now you can see what it's like to bike the Minuteman trail at 60-100 miles an hour!
|Cambridge to Provincetown (140 miles)|
Jose and Jane biked with me from my place in Cambridge, MA to Provincetown, the tip of Cape Cod. Jose also got us matching tuxedo bike jerseys, and the locals assumed that he & I were engaged and that Jane was the best man! Many old women asked what show we would be in that night.
|Idaho Falls, ID halfway to Roberts, ID and back (26 miles)
This was done in the three hours between ATR sessions. Idaho is surpisingly not flat, with many rolling hills. I saw lots of circular farms, got sneezed on by a cow (see picture & video of him 'cleaning up') and made it back to Idaho University in time for a dinner function.
|French countryside east of Paris with Chu Liem (~35 miles)
While visiting Marina's family near Paris, her uncle Liem surprised me with an offer to bike through the countryside, and a spare bike! We passed through old villages, saw very old water wells, a paraponte, the TGV (European bullet train), and biked through the same forest where Marina used to go as a kid.
|Intercity Three - Boston to NYC (242 miles) with Jose and The Dan|
My third trip from Boston to NYC, with Jose and Dan. Long rides are always more fun with one or two experienced and humorous riders, and this was no exception.
|National One - Seattle, WA to Monterey, CA (~1200 miles) with Jose!|
This trip was absolutely awesome. It took us 18 days to go from Seattle to San Francisco. Some of the highlights of the trip were: All the great biking, camping in the redwoods, biking up to Leggett, CA for the start of CA Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway), staying on a rowdy German campground in Coos Bay, OR, finishing an 'all-you-can-eat' buffet in Eureka, CA, eating between 5,000 and 10,000 calories a day, and staying in Berkeley with our friend Shervin. I then continued on to Monterey, CA, where I shipped my bike back home, explored the town and took the Coast Starlight train down to Los Angeles to meet up with Marina.
|Intercity One - Boston to NYC (242 miles) with Jose
My first actual bike trip, and my first ride over 52 miles. This was quite a way to get into cycling! Somehow we made it, so I guess that shows that the best way to get into serious cycling is to dive in head first. We met Dan in Brooklyn, stayed with Jose's mom, and each ate over 3 pounds of Chinese food the next morning.