Category Archives: Travel

Ironman Santa Rosa 2019 Race Report

I was lucky this year to have some wonderful race support — usually I’m on my own. It was a real joy to see my cousins Jen and Mac (on my right) and their friends, along with my friend Bud … Continue reading

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Americans in Cuba! A Crash Course

I just spent a week in Havana, there for the Havana Triathlon (read my race report here). There’s still a lot that’s confusing about travel to Cuba for Americans, and there were quite a few little insights I wish I’d … Continue reading

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Race Report: La Habana Triathlon 2017

Remember the Rio Olympics? How the whole two years leading up to it was a total shit show? The arenas weren’t ready, the athlete housing didn’t have running water, crime was rampant, human sewage polluted the open-water swimming and rowing … Continue reading

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Rogue Expeditions Review: Kenya 2016

I’m not a tour group person. In my view, it’s no longer ‘your’ vacation. Rather, you’re stuck with endless compromises, usually to satisfy the grumblers, or the least physically able people in the group. The paradox? It’s really, really hard … Continue reading

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Tragedy and Triumph at the 2016 Vermont Marathon

Race Report: Vermont City Marathon I’ve wanted to run this race for awhile now; I’ve always heard good things about its organization, and Burlington is just a nice little town perched on Lake Champlain surrounded by the Green Mountains. The … Continue reading

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Eating vegan in New Orleans: Not impossible!

This is the sort of article I wish I had found before heading to New Orleans for the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon. Eating vegan in NOLA was going to be a challenge, and the info I found online … Continue reading

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Ironmanish

Mist rises over the lake as the pre-dawn full moon catches wisps of fog. Birds begin their morning chatter as the eastern sky begins to glow orange, lighting the low peaks of the Pocono-mountain landscape. Dew covers the ground, bending … Continue reading

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Abandoned JFK: Neat photos of hangars and stuff

I really like riding my bike in places where you’re not supposed to ride a bike. So last week, when I needed to pick up a rental car at JFK airport, I decided to bike there (JFK is about 13 … Continue reading

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Cooler alternatives to NYC tourist traps

I am one of those New Yorkers that stops when I see lost tourists puzzling over a map, or standing on a street corner, turning around and around. But every time I’m asked directions to F.A.O. Schwartz or Macy’s or … Continue reading

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Fells, tarns, sheep and spokes: Cycling England’s Lake District

How can they be up there so high, taunting me with their snide, wooly glares? Okay, the sheep didn’t have it out for me, but they are certainly better at climbing than I am. Near the top of Honiston pass … Continue reading

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