Cycling The World Part Two: Europe

First shot of the bike in Europe at the airport in Lisbon! Exciting! Notice that the bike is now sans stuff sack over the rear wheel...just the two panniers - also exciting!

In Europe

Posted on Dec 17th, 2008 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

It’s been a little while since the last update before leaving the United States, and many things have happened since then! I am now in Beja,…

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Candid photo that I took of a bicyclist riding along Sevilles Green Pathway... I was about to put away the camera when the rider went by, and I kind of took this shot from the hip.

Beja to Seville

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2008 - By Stephen - 0 Comments After five days of riding, I have completed…

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Seville to Cordoba and Points Beyond

Posted on Jan 4th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

***Photographs for this section to come soon, check back in the next day or two*** The ride is moving along once again, and it feels really good…

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Photo Update – Seville to Cordoba and Points Beyond

Posted on Jan 6th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

These are photographs which document the time I spent in Seville as well as the ride from Seville through Córdoba and on to Puertollano, Spain which…

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Valencia DOWN!

Posted on Jan 15th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

At long last, Valencia has surrendered and I find myself safe and secure in a downtown hostel writing another Seize The World update.  I have spent…

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Valencia and the Dream

Posted on Jan 25th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

I spent four days in Valencia, and for those four days I was living there.  I arrived with goals in mind: fill a prescription, update the website,…

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A Touring Store?? Are You Kidding?

Posted on Jan 28th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

A week ago, I sent an email to a shop called Bike Tech in Barcelona to ask if they had a few replacement parts for my Ortlieb panniers, which were…

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One More Randonneur

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Today’s post is not about Seize The World at all, but rather, it is about a tour that has just begun from Barcelona to Lisbon, and about the people…

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Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Sometimes I will ask myself, as I start an update (i.e. right now) what might mix things up?  What might make it fresh?  Different?  Exciting? …

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France – the Words

Posted on Feb 17th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Here is the story of France, pictures to come soon.  My laptop battery is almost dead, so the photos will be up as soon as I can charge the battery…

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Beach near Cerbere

France: Photos and Video

Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Here is a video as well as a few photographs of the ride through France. Click here for the text that goes with these! I am now in Laigueglia, Italy,…

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7000 KM to Rome

Posted on Mar 15th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Riding through Italy has matched my concept for this tour almost perfectly.  After having imagined rolling green hills, sunny riding along the…

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europe by the numbers

Europe By The Numbers

Posted on Mar 21st, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Here are a few numbers to describe the journey up to this point. To see another set of numbers, click here. Multiply or divide any of the…

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Through Italy, into Slovenia, on to Croatia

Posted on Apr 1st, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

I am now in Kozina, Slovenia, a small city just E of the Italian border. It took me four days to get here from Venice. My route took me NE to…

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Quick Update From Croatia

Posted on Apr 12th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

The past week has been one of the most full, rich weeks of the tour in terms of people, publicity, and riding.  I am sitting in a cyber cafe in…

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Still Moving

Posted on Apr 20th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Since the last update, which went up when I was in Knin, Croatia, I have been moving along by bicycle, bus, and ferry.  It has felt at times as…

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Laying Low in Athens

Posted on May 8th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Big News! Two things: First: Seize The World now has 501(c3) status. Your donations are now tax deductible. This is a huge step forward for…

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Eastern Europe: Photos

Posted on May 11th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Here are photos to accompany the last update, which covers riding through Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, and into Greece.  The ride was…

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Errands in Greece

Posted on May 21st, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

After about two weeks in Athens, things are good.  The city is much larger than I had first realized, full of traffic, electric buses, and people.…

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Last Day in Athens

Posted on May 30th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

It is a warm, sunny Saturday in Athens.  Jenine arrived two days ago, and we are going to be leaving Athens (finally, though sadly as I have made…

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Keffalonia, Greece

Posted on Jun 10th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Jenine and I have now made our way from Athens west across the Peloponnese to the island of Keffalonia.  The ride to get here has been great,…

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A German cyclist, Mike, who joined us on day one of our journey across the Peloponnese and stuck with us (or we with him) all the way to Kilini on the west coast of the island. If the Peloponnese can be called an island.

Athens to Keffalonia: Photos

Posted on Jun 13th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Here are photographs that document the past couple of weeks in Greece, from Athens, across the Peloponnese, to the island of Keffalonia. This…

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A Year On The Road: Slide Show Extravaganza!

Posted on Oct 19th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments


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