Category Archives: Philosophy

Panamerican Bridges

In going through my photos I realized I had cycled across hundreds of bridges along the Panamerican Highway. Some small and seemingly insignificant, some majestic and famous. All of them helping to make the journey easier and often offering great … Continue reading

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Reflections after coming home

It’s been two weeks since I returned home from my grand journey. Time to reconnect with family in Florida, time to unpack everything and time to settle in. Also time to adjust to a more normal life back home and … Continue reading

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Immersion versus Insulation

Much progress in civilization has come from more insulation from and control over the vagaries of our environment: A roof over our head, an enclosed steel box transporting us from A to B, an air-conditioned and artificially lighted living space, … Continue reading

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Carreterra Austral – Rain is inevitable, Suffering is optional

Since last Saturday, Jan-30, I have been traveling North on the Carreterra Austral from Villa O’Higgins. South Chile is one of the rainiest places on Earth, and this seems to be a particularly bad summer with lots of rain and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Part 2

Later today (Jan-11) I will board a plane to Santiago de Chile and then on to Ushuaia, Chile. In a few days I will start riding from the Southern-most point in Patagonia back up North towards Central America. While I … Continue reading

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