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My First Ragbrai Experience July 2007

My First Ragbrai Experience July 2007

I recently finished my first Ragbrai (Ride Across Iowa) and here are some of the best moments. I was fortunate enough to ride with Lance Armstrong on 5 different occasions during his 6 days of Ragbrai. By the end of the week, I began to think I might be a...

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Orlando H. Garrido

Orlando H. Garrido

After lunch our first day, we were treated to an audience with Orlando H. Garrido, author of Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba.  Orlando described and showed us the 26 Cuban endemics that we were hoping to see during our stay. Besides being a world class Cuban...

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Arriving in Habana

Arriving in Habana

After an early morning flight from Miami to Havana, we were treated to our first sites of culture, cars, birds and street life on the island only 90 miles south of Miami.  As an American tourist, we are allowed to legally visit Cuba as the member of an approved group....

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Birding in Miami

Birding in Miami

On April 1st of 2016, I joined a group of 14 birders from Minnesota for a first trip to Cuba.  We contracted with the Caribbean Conservation Trust travel agency to handle logistics.  our group gathered in Miami the day before due to the early flight.  In the...

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Kenya 2013

Kenya 2013

After more than 2 years, I finally sat down and pulled together a photo album and slide show from our trip to Kenya in the summer of 2013. There were many things that made this trip special including borrowing a 600mm camera lens from our...

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H2H 2015 Photos

H2H 2015 Photos

A group photo album has been put together on Flickr from our 475+ mile bike ride in August.  We traveled for 7 days from Itasca State park to the Iowa border with Minnesota following the Mississippi River has closely has possible.  The bike route iss signed as part of...

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Ben & Tina, Christmas 2016

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