One Love

One Love

July 11, 2016 Off the big island (Nosy Be) and back to the BIG island (Madagascar). I arrived at the boat dock at 9am to get on one of the small speed boats that will transport me back to the mainland to continue my trek north. The boat costs $15 and takes 30...

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It’s Just Physics…

It’s Just Physics…

July 6 – 10 2016 The third law of physics states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I take this to mean…get moving and things will happen….not in a positive or negative way…but rather, just something.  Make some action.  It’s just physics…right?...

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The Big Un-Do

The Big Un-Do

July 5, 2016 A 40 minute flight from Ile Sainte Marie to Tana and I had essentially un-done my last 3 weeks. It’s sad to me to think of traveling in this way, but most people do…simply A to B. What if I skipped all the adventure, connections, and interactions of the...

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Being…Ile Sainte Marie

Being…Ile Sainte Marie

Being June 30 – July 4, 2016 After riding nearly 300 arduous kilometers the past 3 days, it was time to focus on “being” rather than “doing”…something I’m historically challenged by. I’m much better with a daily schedule and being on the go. The ride from Toamasina to...

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Hills and Smiles – Free Refills

Hills and Smiles – Free Refills

June 29, 2016   Today was relentless. I rolled out from Brickaville headed toward Toamasina. 105 km. 5 hours. Hills, hills, and yes, still more hills. Free refills…as if I couldn’t get enough. The flip side is that every time I was bludgeoned with another hill...

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Strange but Not a Stranger

Strange but Not a Stranger

June 24 – 28 “Are you Jerry?” a young woman asked as I came downstairs from my hotel to have breakfast. She was the only foreigner that I have seen in the past 5 days since leaving Tana. She just so happened to be standing in the lobby of my hotel at 8 a.m....

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The World Spins By is an intimate journey of loss, curiosity, and love—recounted one pedal stroke at a time along Jerry’s two-year bicycle journey back to himself.