Monthly Archive: August 2009

Aug 28 2009

Rain-riding is not my forte

Cozy "seahouse" in Lyngvaer   Being out in the elements is both the blessing and the curse of bike touring. When the weather is good, it's an amazing way to travel. When the weather is bad, it can be downright miserable. Prior to losing my right eye, I didn't mind cycling in the rain. As …

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Aug 21 2009

Sometimes Mother Nature wins

I thought sleeping in a tent in the rain would be the low-light of the trip…but it turns out that wind is much worse. I learned this on our 2nd night out when our campsite was buffeted by rolling bursts of high winds from the sea. And this was unlike any wind I’ve ever experienced …

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Aug 19 2009

Bike Boat between islands.

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Aug 19 2009

Riding the Lofoten Islands, AKA The Chasing the Sun Tour


First off, this place is STUNNING. Any photograph you’ve seen does not do it justice…even under the cloud we’ve been trying to outrun for two days. Dr. DarlingĀ has already shot over 100 photos…there is literally something spectacularly scenic around every turn.   The weather, on the other hand, has been a bit dicey. We got …

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Aug 16 2009

And the journey begins…

I’m tapping this entry out from the lower berth of our tiny cabin on the “Crown of Scandinavia.” We’re on the first leg of the trip that will take us to the Lofoten Islands in Norway for a much-anticipated 10-day cycling tour. The ship has free wifi, but only on the deck directly above us, …

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Aug 15 2009

Road-trip Eve…

Well…the majority of the packing is done, and the bikes are pretty much ready to roll. I’ve got one more thing to take care of for work, a couple of bills to pay and some last minute cleaning to do, but aside from that, all systems are are go. We head from Copenhagen tomorrow afternoon, …

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Aug 12 2009

And the packing is underway!

This is why we cleaned the apartment last weekend…so that Dr. Darling can spread our gear out all over the livingroom. In the meantime, I'm dealing with usual chaos-before-taking-vacation scenario at work, and trying to get our electronics situation sorted out at home. The intention is for the new iPhone to take the place of …

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