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July 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Adirondack Life

This place is SO COOL! You can’t fake those smiles.

(Note: Can’t you just imagine yourself here?!)

Compare with the “Lake George” experience as highlighted on The Today Show. (Fake Flyfishing…)

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Which would you choose?

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Day One – Transition

July 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · News

State Department Business, The Menu of the Day, and a Test-ride up to the Cemetery

Passport problems?  Yeah, tell me about it.  Our first morning in Madrid had the added task of expediting a new passport for my son in addition to the 126 km trip to Sigüenza.  Lucky for us the time difference and unusually hot weather helped wake us up early.  Having flown the red-eye, I’m not counting the previous day at all.  I think we ate ribs at my brother-in-law’s house, but I can’t be sure.

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Riding like Quijote

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · News

During the Day, but Lounging Like the Doncel at Night

Doncel of Siguenza

I’m not totally hip to the stories, but I’m pretty sure whoever Quijote was, he did some riding.  Having done several visits now to visit the In-laws in Spain, it is safe to say that we have distilled things down to a very comfortable routine.  Here’s is the template:

  1. Pack for heat and bicycling around Sigüenza.
  2. Fly to Madrid.
  3. Head for Sigüenza.
  4. Breakfast, Ride, Lunch, Nap, Walk or Spin, Merienda, Dinner.
  5. Repeat for as long as we are there.
  6. Pack bikes, go to the airport.

We go to Sigüenza because my wife’s family has their country house there.  Sort of like going up to the Camp, kind of like Lyon Mt., but not really.  I’ve been biking for decades (!) and in many places, I declare the quality and variety of bike riding around Sigüenza to be 8 out of 10.  We are riding both on and off-road. The following map is our comfortable range which we can explore by bike doing 3-5 hour day-rides (me Single Speed w/Trail-a-bike).

Siguenza Bike Range

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