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Optimism

  I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season. For the past three years, I have … Continue reading

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Helping a Student

Today’s Perfect Moment is about finding common ground with my new students.  I think, sometimes, my teaching is more effective when I share a common interest with a student, or at least have some knowledge I can impart on them. … Continue reading

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Paris-Nice Evokes Wanderlust

I happened to catch the end of today’s stage of Paris-Nice. I enjoyed it thoroughly.  While it is not an opinion that I have, I have heard that people find bike races quite boring.  Certainly it is more fun to … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Rainy Day

Sometimes I think my life is like a David Lynch movie. Not the Twin Peaks kind of movie…more like Blue Velvet.  I came across two scenes.  Two slices of life if you will. Scene One Picture a rainy day, with … Continue reading

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Waiting In My Mailbox

I just got back. The laundry is in a pile, the bags are rudimentarily unpacked (i.e. clean stuff is scattered about on one side of the bed), the effects of lack of sleep have largely abated, my cat has acknowledged … Continue reading

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More Bitter Than Sweet

I’ve been here twice, yet barely scratched the surface.  As I prepare to leave, my mind and soul desperately wonder if I have done enough.  Have I lived and breathed?  Have I left the tiniest of marks on the city? … Continue reading

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Our Last Day On The Bikes

We left the calm island paradise after fueling up on a breakfast which included my favorite Vietnamese coffee and baguette. We headed down river (upriver?) to a floating market.  We also had the chance to see some small factories/home businesses.  … Continue reading

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Ferryboats and Moonshine

Our second last cycling day saw us ride 80kms in the Mekong Delta region.  Unique to any other cycling holiday I have taken–though I’ve only taken one other, was the opportunity to board two ferries to cross the river tributaries. … Continue reading

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Onward to Phnom Penh

Our first non-cycling day included a drive from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. We did manage to stop along the way to see some temples that were not so overrun with tourists. The jungle is doing its best to reclaim … Continue reading

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The Angkor Wat Day

After a noisy breakfast, we set out on the bikes.  We did some fantastic off road stuff–and I am glad I had two-sided pedals because being clipped in felt very precarious. We also toured a less than affluent neighbourhood and … Continue reading

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