Monthly Archives: July 2013

1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 10

…continued from 1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 9 [Friday] 9/2/88—I got up this morning at around 8 AM. The plan was to delay my departure for Brussells till around noon and spend the morning here in Maastricht. It’s such a … Continue reading

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1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 9

…continued from 1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 8 [Thursday] 9/1/88—I got a bit of a late start today. I ended up going to bed rather late last night and needed the sleep. I was in no hurry though. Brussells looked to … Continue reading

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1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 8

…continued from 1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 7 (my second day in Cologne, Germany). Today I started out with the Flora Park and Botanical Garden. In St. Louis, we’re spoiled by the Missouri Botanical Garden. Probably the only gardens in the … Continue reading

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1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 7

…continued from 1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 6 [Wednesday] 8/31/1988—I was able to get up rather early yesterday morning, by 8 AM I was on the road. I had some apprehensions about bicycling into West Germany, I envisioned the bicycle … Continue reading

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I’m a pretentious asshole…

…because I meticulously follow the rules of road cycling etiquette. At least, that’s what some pretentious assholes like to say about those of us who relish in the customs and traditions of serious road cycling. Fine, if my private chuckles when … Continue reading

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1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 6

…continued from 1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 5 …I was completely recovered from the ride to Amsterdam, I felt good, and what do you know, the sun was shining! It turned out to be a beautiful day, mostly sunny, just … Continue reading

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1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 5

…continued from 1988 Europe Bicycle Trip – Part 4 [Saturday] 8/27/88—Yesterday morning we slept in pretty late. The two days of biking had us pretty tired, especially with that brutal headwind we had to contend with the second day. I woke … Continue reading

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