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About thebikeguy61

I was born in The Bronx, in NYC. I traveled a fair bit of the world by bicycle for many years. In more recent years I have moved around Europe with my wife and 2 children. My first book was published in 2010, "Cycles of a Traveler". www.cyclesofatraveler.com Back living in France after a fantastic voyage across America with my family. Next book on its way, and always more interviews to look forward to.

TTRP TV

Hello everyone, hope you are as well as can be! Someone recently told me they had a dream about me starting some sort of TV show or podcast. I’m techno unsavvy, and kinda like it that way, but there is … Continue reading

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Listening to the stars while living here on earth!

My mom was always into astrology, not on such a deep level that she looked at charts and plotted what every move in the vastness of space meant here on earth, but definitely more than reading The Daily News horoscopes. … Continue reading

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A Solstice Goodbye!

“Life is a series of hellos and goodbyesI’m afraid it’s time for goodbye again.” – Billy Joel These two lines play over in my head as I write this blog. Some goodbyes may be only temporary. Like someone we may … Continue reading

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Fancy a drive?

After losing friends over my last blog, I realised that life would be so much easier if I never questioned the status quo. The problem is if I no longer question, who am I giving my power to? Those in … Continue reading

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Take the red pill!

The Matrix 4 movie is soon to be released and the trailer looks promising. Maybe harkening back to the first movie. I feel we have collectively entered the realms of a global society on the blue pill. (This link gives … Continue reading

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The Emerald Isle – A Real Green Adventure

The puzzle was laid out before me. A big long tandem bicycle, a normal bicycle, a baby seat, two bicycle trailers, eight panniers full of equipment; our new family-sized tent, clothes, cooking hardware, a few bicycle tools, spare tubes, books, … Continue reading

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Just Keeping Perspective!

Like the title says, I am just trying to keep perspective. I want to say this blog is written with no judgment on other people’s choices. I obviously know that when I say big-pharm, etc.. I am not silly enough … Continue reading

Posted in a town, adventure, America, comfort zone, coronavirus, covid-19, crisis, diversity, europe, fear, france, Health & Well-being, inspiration, life and death, Life on planet earth., mass media, Modern media & Journalism, nashville, U.S.A. | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Where the heck is Brittany?

Life as a family of three was our key to more adventure than we could had ever imagined would happen after the third pregnancy test in a tent in Holland threw a big U-turn into our cycle route throughout Europe. … Continue reading

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Hug Granny and everyone else – How radical!

This past Christmas, I saw a headline saying ‘Don’t Hug Gran this Christmas’. How sad for gran, and all her loved ones, but these are the times we are living in. Very hard decisions to make, especially when someone’s life … Continue reading

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How did I get here?

I was on a short cycling trip from where my son Louis works in a bike shop deeper in the Pyrenees back home to the foothills of those same mountains. I kept on having these ‘Holy S#!t’ moments saying to … Continue reading

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