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Foot fault

We left Porto Friday morning at 8 in good spirits for the well-trodden Senda Litoral route. True enough, there was no difficulty keeping the Rio Douro on our left and we took a coffee & pastel de nata break as … Continue reading

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Our Way

Here is our daily walking plan for our personal Caminho from Cascais to Porto. It is 16 walking days but 17 days total with the rest day in Nazare. We will also spend a second night in the large city … Continue reading

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Roll Call: Gear Edition

Among among our friends and family, the number one topic of discussion as we prepare is about gear. As mentioned in an earlier post, we have a single Jandd 30 liter pack that was Wendy’s triathlon bag when she competed … Continue reading

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Caminho do Mar

We land in Lisbon mid-September and begin our Caminho from the Se Cathedral on the Autumnal Equinox. As many but not all peregrinos do, we will board a train in Lisbon that will take us for about 30 minutes to … Continue reading

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Planning the run

As mentioned, I’ve ridden all or parts of the BRP and Skyline Drive multiple times. The only new segment on this r/t run is St. Augustine, FL to Cherokee, NC. We relocated to St. Augustine since my last BRP run so … Continue reading

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The Complete 574 miles of Skyline Drive & the Blue Ridge Parkway

 After recently riding all of Skyline Drive south-north as well as most of the northern 200 miles of the BRP leading up to Skyline, I still have a desire to ride the complete 574 miles of these two connected scenic … Continue reading

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Chicago, my kind of town

My cousin’s birthday is next week so I thought a run to Chicago to celebrate was in order.  It is only 800 miles each way but I will make a 2-day trip in each direction.  First stop is Corry, PA, home to … Continue reading

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Trip Prep

Once again I have loaded up the Giant Loop Great Basin, the Triumph top box, and my 20 year-old Chase Harper tank bag. I will be out 7 nights, 2 in a HoJo’s along the Maine highway as I head up … Continue reading

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Oh Canada

The Canadian Invasion has come! MajorDilemma called yesterday to see if next week was clear for the run that was blown last June when he forgot his passport. We went right over to a camping store to get the consumables … Continue reading

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Florida Trip #2

As noted above, I scheduled two visits to Tally this year; the first one was a bit of a washout so I am hoping for better/different weather in 2 days when I return to the Panhandle to help Max move.  I … Continue reading

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