Category Archives: Sights and Sounds

Two Views (Can be Better Than One)

Instead of cycling the main highway in Southern Laos, we opted to pedal the tracks and foot paths along the Mekong. It was slow going, but the ability to be so close to people’s daily lives was worth the effort. … Continue reading

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The Day of a Thousand Hellos

Just how many times did I say “hello” today? I asked myself that question recently in Cambodia (where we are currently cycling). We have been greeting warmly everywhere in this country, but while cycling the tiny roads and paths along … Continue reading

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The Faces of Bicycle Travel #5

People. The true treasures of bicycle travel. Laos, 2005 The smell of wood smoke is in the air along with the squeals of little pigs darting across the road. The roads had wound up and down for days (500-foot to … Continue reading

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The Faces of Bicycle Travel #4

People. The true treasures of bicycle travel.  Cuba, 1998 It is 2:00 am in the little town of Remedios. The Las Parrandas festival has been raging since early evening. The contest pits the two main barrios in town (San Salvador … Continue reading

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The Faces of Bicycle Travel #3

People. The true treasures of bicycle travel.     India, 1994 I call this photo Candy Break. I’m at a small roadside store (a shack dangerously perched on the side of the narrow winding road) high up in the mountains … Continue reading

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The Faces of Bicycle Travel #2

People. The true treasures of bicycle travel.  Mexico, 1991 We are lying down on the cool tile floor of the kitchen. The smell of fresh tortillas mingles with perfume. A conversation on the side of the road while cycling down … Continue reading

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The Faces of Bicycle Travel #1

I have thousands and thousands of images from my bicycle travels throughout the world — boxes and binders filled with color slides and folders of digital images of street scenes, flowers, sunsets, roads, and landscapes. Each photo represents a moment … Continue reading

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