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Bicycle Touring Greece

Hello everyone. I just finished bicycle touring from Istanbul, Turkey to Athens, Greece.

Here is the second video documenting my journey. I would love if you could check it out. Thanks!

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Advantages of Turning 50

Not only is this experience called life beyond words, now that I’m turning 50, I’m convinced it’s about to get even better. 

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Why I’m Super Fit at 50 and You’re Not

First, let’s get past the question of whether or not I am super fit. Like everyone else, I have good days and bad days, but for the most part, I exercise regularly, I maintain a healthy diet, and I feel great. So, for the sake of this article, let’s all agree that I am super fit.

Getting Fit Over 50 and the Recovery Myth

A prevalent aging misconception is that people lose their ability to recover quickly as they age. Whether it’s exercise, injury, hangovers, etc… you will often hear older people whine how they just can’t rebound like they did when they were younger.

There is a biological truth to a diminished ability to recover as you age, but I promise you it’s not nearly as severe as most people think.

I Have the Late Onset Alzheimer’s Gene

A significant motivation that inspired me to get fit was the discovery that I have the late-onset Alzheimer’s gene.

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Bicycle Touring Greece – Part 1

I’m in Greece. Four days and 400 kilometers after leaving Istanbul, Turkey, I arrived in Greece. To say I’m excited to start bicycle touring in Greece is an understatement. And first impressions did nothing but fuel the enthusiasm.

Bicycle Touring Morocco – Part 5

I decided to take a break from my Morocco bicycle tour and run a marathon in the exotic city of Marrakech. To get to Marrakech from the coast, I had to cycle 190 miles from the small surf town of Taghazout, traversing the incredible Atlas Mountain range. Unfortunately, I drastically underestimated the amount of recovery time I would need after that ride.

Bicycle Touring Mexico During COVID

The two-lane road to Chichen Itza was extremely overgrown. The jungle had completely taken over the shoulder. Every time I heard a car or truck approaching from behind, I had to pull off to the side of the road and let them pass.

The heat was also a major issue. Mid-day, I had to pull to the side and sit under a tree. Again, I was suffering from heat exhaustion.

I was eventually able to continue but decided to stop for the night in the colonial city of Valladolid.

Bicycle Touring Mexico

Once back in Playa Del Carmen, I decided to take the ferry to Cozumel and bicycle tour around the island.

I was off to an early start. Even though the ferry was crowded, it was mostly locals. When I arrived in Cozumel, it looked like a ghost town. I later found out; the typically popular tourist destination usually hosts thirty-nine cruise ships a week. Due to COVID, they haven’t had one visit in 5-months.

Shortly after arriving, I started my counter-clockwise circumnavigation of Cozumel, and the small town of tourist shops, bars, and restaurants quickly faded away.