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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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When in Porto, drink port

We arrived by train after failing to blaze a new route along the Lisbon-to-Porto coastline that didn’t involve camping or busy road-walking. Porto straddles the Rio Douro though most of the city is on the north side of the river. … Continue reading

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Day 3: Sintra to Ericeira

We departed about 7:45am to get as much walking in the cool morning as possible. A very hilly path through the northern part of the Cascais-Sintra Natural Park, past wide open farmlands made us feel like we really were on … Continue reading

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Short first Caminho day

Both my own observation through Google Maps as well as advice from some seasoned pilgrims sent Wendy and I to the Lisbon train station to take a 30-minute ride west out of the industrial areas surrounding Lisbon to the lovely … 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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Ride Report: July 4th run to Key West

Vincent arrived at our place in St. Augustine after a long Saturday and Sunday of riding I-95 from NYC.  After cooling down we had a nice dinner. We awoke Monday for an early 7:45 departure via the quiet shore route A1A. With the … 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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We’re goin campin-

The venerable regional RAT, the CT Rockers, are throwing another great event. Two years ago, I won a pair of Vanson leather gloves at their Massachusetts ride-in. Burn Up At Loudon is located at the NH Speedway in Loudon. There … Continue reading

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