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Where Next: Eastern Europe

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

It’s as close to official as it’s going to be without buying a ticket and getting on the airplane: I’m going to Eastern Europe!

I’ve been wanting to travel around Eastern Europe since I got back from my RTW in 2003 and I’m totally stoked.

I’ll be gone the entire month of September and October. My goal is to travel to a lot of different countries – don’t tell me to slow down and spend it in just two places. I don’t wanna do that. I’ll do that later when I go back to the places I enjoy.

Charlie is going to join me for part of the trip – starting with Oktoberfest in Germany and the UCI World Cycling Road Race in Salzburg, Austria, where we’ll be meeting up with rock-star BootsnAll Community Manager (and writer on TourdeFranceLogue) Jessica and a bunch of other cycle-happy people.

Oh, it’s gonna be a good trip!

Pacific Crest Half-Ironman Race Report

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Borrowing from Eryn’s format for her half-ironman, I have a short entry and a long entry.

The short entry is:
I finished up at 5:55:43, beating last year’s time by a fantastic 22 minutes. I took third in my age group, and got a pint glass for my efforts. This race was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Afterwards, I felt like I had just climbed Kilimanjaro again.

The long entry is:
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Taking on the Time Trial Bike

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
In order to try to go faster this weekend, I'm borrowing my friend Kurt's time trial bike. Before this week, I'd never ridden one before, so it was a little terrifying - closer to the ground, away from the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Welcome to the South

Monday, May 22nd, 2006
A real quick story - Yesterday, when I flew through Houston, I stopped a Chili's to dish out $8 for a veggie burger. I asked for the burger and, after a few earnest re-iterations of what I wanted, was ... [Continue reading this entry]


Thursday, May 18th, 2006
Last night we had a BBQ at BootsnAll to kick off our summer. Since everyone is heading to the ends of the earth (kinda) starting next week, Sean thought it would be a good idea for all of us ... [Continue reading this entry]

Holiday and Weekend Plans

Friday, April 14th, 2006
This weekend is set to be a busy one - no big surprise there. Tonight, I'm thinking about heading to the Portland Beer and Wine Fest and then heading over to SE to hang out with the biker peeps at ... [Continue reading this entry]

2006 Spring/Summer Domestic Trips

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
Keeping up with blog writing is difficult - I don't want to write about things that I don't think people would find interesting...or can't find the time to make 'kinda interesting' things worth reading :) I've been keeping my eye on ... [Continue reading this entry]

Need an Africa Fix?

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
My old roommate Allison passed along her cousin Ben's blog this week.  He's roaming around Africa for about a year and has been updating a few times a week.  My favorite are his profiles of other people.  I think ... [Continue reading this entry]

Travel Notes from Beyond

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
In the customer service queue at BootsnAll, I found this note today: helo - im lookin to reach Courtney we met on the train from Zurich to Austria - Jeff - where are u now? It's always awesome to reconnect with ... [Continue reading this entry]

Happy President’s Day!

Monday, February 20th, 2006
Hope everyone had a nice President's Day - here's some facts to help you appreciate the day.  20 Things You Didn't Know About US Presidents