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A Short Visit to the Sangi Hokusei Narrow Gauge Railway Line in Kuwana, Japan

Intro The Sangi Hokusei Line is the longest of four narrow-gauge railway lines remaining in Japan.  Because it seemed a little unusual, because it wasn’t too far from where I … Continue reading

31-October- 2017 · Leave a comment

Back Here Again, yo-yo-YOKKAICHI!

There are many swirling undercurrents surrounding the crazy business world of why and how I end up in Yokkaichi, Japan (Mie Prefecture) from time to time.  There are also many … Continue reading

10-October- 2017 · Leave a comment

Empathy For The Blind People?

One of the many things that occupy my mind, in a kind of important-now-not-so-important-later sort of way, is the apparently convenient pathways that some places have installed as ostensible helpful … Continue reading

12-July- 2017 · Leave a comment

Day 2 on the GAP and CandO Trails. West Newton PA to Confluence PA

Day 2 on the GAP and CandO Trails. West Newton PA to Confluence PA.  3-June-2017, Saturday Dan’s Stats: Distance:                       … Continue reading

14-June- 2017 · Leave a comment

Day 1 on GAP and CandO Trails — Green Tree PA (Doubletree) to Pittsburgh to West Newton PA.

Day 1– Green Tree (Doubletree) to Pittsburgh to West Newton PA.  2-June-2017 …check your maps… Exciting times, back on the bike! Forecast problems from yesterday overcome– 1 mile walk uphill … Continue reading

14-June- 2017 · Leave a comment

Day 9 (Final Day) on the GAP and CandO Bike Trails. Arlington VA to Wash DC

10-June-2017, Saturday. Arlington, VA to Washington DC Dan’s Stats: Dist: 13.15 km today / 509.16 km total Time: 1:14:39 hrs Speed: 10.5 km/hr average, 38.0 km/hr maximum Since we ended … Continue reading

13-June- 2017 · Leave a comment

Day 8 on GAP and CandO Bike Trails. Harpers Ferry WV/Knoxville MD to Wash DC/Arlington VA

9-June-2017.  Friday. In order to better understand and appreciate the general heritage of the various trails that we have been riding on, today became a celebration of the American Rail … Continue reading

12-June- 2017 · Leave a comment