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Say What, I’m (Almost) An Italian Citizen?!
Say What, I’m (Almost) An Italian Citizen?!

Bike touring magic in Northern Italy in 2015.I never met him, but I suspect my great-grandfather Annibale Marchitelli was a wily dude. Thanks to that....

Dealing With Emotional Lightning Strikes
Dealing With Emotional Lightning Strikes

A moody day overlooking the Columbia Gorge. When I get hit in the head, I morph from Calm Dakota into Dak the Destroyer, Wannabe Viking....

Racing the High Cascades 100, Round Two
Racing the High Cascades 100, Round Two

The ride summary of a fellow racer in the High Cascades 100 mtb race were two sentences not often found together: “Fun day. GI issues....

Creating A Productive and Balanced Life During This F’n Pandemic
Creating A Productive and Balanced Life During This F’n Pandemic

Hello from our Bend Compound! Wherever you’re reading this – an apartment in Spain or NYC, a van in the woods, a house with bored....

Let’s Talk About Money: How To Build A Strong Financial Foundation
Let’s Talk About Money: How To Build A Strong Financial Foundation

Me rolling large in Laos in 2005! ($10 = lots of these bills.) Yes, I’m wearing a (free) shirt that says COLLEGE. “What should I....

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