|Camino: Pedaling to Earth’s End|
July 12, 2004
You have to start somewhere…
The route :: July 13, 2004
Some details on the route I’ve chosen, and a guess at how long it will take to cover it. Also, a suggestion that nothing written herein is to be carved in stone…
The bike :: July 14, 2004
A description of the bicycle (a Kona Cinder Cone), and some of the bits and pieces that are attached to it.
The 3 Ps: Preliminaries, Preparations and Packing :: July 16, 2004
A brief description of the overall trip that’s being planned, of which the Camino ride is just a part.
Dry run :: July 18, 2004
A fully-loaded ride through the Seymour Demonstration Forest. A chance to rethink casual packing decisions…
Departure! (and contact info) :: July 22, 2004
An illustration of my custom bike-packing methods. And a list of the ways in which I can be reached while on the road.
Books :: July 23, 2004
A list of the books that will accompany me (and a casual reference to the runners-up)
Beginning to begin :: August 21, 2004
A brief summary of the preliminaries which have led up to tomorrow’s departure by train for Briançon, and the proper start of this Camino journey…
Toulouse :: September 06, 2004
A rather condensed summary of the route taken to date, from Briançon to Toulouse…
Burgos :: September 16, 2004
A semi-concise summary of the Camino stages between Toulouse, France, and Burgos, Spain.
El Burgo Ranero :: September 18, 2004
A new record: an update only two days following the previous one! This is almost real-time Camino…
Advice :: September 18, 2004
Do not order the fish soup.
Villadangos del Paramo :: September 19, 2004
Rabanal del Camino :: September 20, 2004
Interlude: A New Philosophy :: September 21, 2004
A look back at the some of the hopes I had once held for this Camino ride
Villafranca del Bierzo :: September 21, 2004
Up to the top (Cruz del Ferro) and then down again (Ponferrada). And as an added bonus: a glimpse into the future.
Approaching Santiago :: September 23, 2004
From Villafranca del Bierzo to Sarria, and then on to Melide; which brings me within a day’s ride of Santiago de Compostella. The long climb up to O Cebriero, and along the beautiful corredoiras of Galicia.
Santiago de Compostella :: September 25, 2004
Arrival at the Camino’s end, and a brief description of what happens upon arrival. Two days of urban adventures before heading off once more towards the real end of the road at Finisterre.
The end of the earth :: September 27, 2004
To Finisterre, where I contemplate everything that went before, and consider what lies ahead.
The 3 Ps: Preliminaries, Preparations and Packing
Departure! (and contact info)
Beginning to begin
El Burgo Ranero
Villadangos del Paramo
Rabanal del Camino
Interlude: A New Philosophy
Villafranca del Bierzo
Santiago de Compostella
The end of the earth