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5 Entries Tagged with "Cycling"

  • Rome’s Ice Bar, Catching My Train, and the Bike Delivery

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Back in February, I sent out a short message to the other kids in my program saying I knew a guy who could get us rooms in the Cinque Terre if anyone was interested. Initially I expected eight or ten or twelve positive responses. Well, that turned into 16, then 19, then 24, and finally 27. So … More »

    Tags: Rome // Cycling // Cinque Terre // 2008 // Study Abroad // Italy

  • Amalfi: Italian for “Paradise”

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On this Friday morning, I boxed up my bike again and headed to the station for what is sure to be an awesome weekend. I had to get up at the ungodly hour of 6:45. To me, there are times when I'm tired--and then there’s being painfully tired. Well I’m the latter right now, as I type this up on … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Hobbies // Amalfi Coast // Rome // Trains // 2008 // Study Abroad // Weekend Trip // Italy

  • Selling the ‘Rello on

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    The end of our semester was approaching. My friends were saying “only a couple weeks more,” and things like that. To me that meant it was time to sell my bike. So I went down to Porta Portese to ask the bike dealers if they were interested. Porta Portese is the Sunday flea market where all the … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Cinque Terre // Rome // 2008 // Study Abroad // Hobbbies // Italy

  • A Ride to Geraci

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Saturday I woke up and cooked myself an extra egg. I had a feeling I was going to go on a long bike ride that day. I picked a town in the interior of the island about two and a half inches away from Cefalu. Well that town turned out to be 38 miles away with about 30 being uphill, but I’m a … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Sicily // Cefalu // 2008 // Spring Break // Study Abroad

  • Riding in Italy

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                Back at Notre Dame, I race on the cycling team. Initially, I considered studying abroad during the fall semester in order to not miss the racing season, but then I would have missed the football games. This year I also made the Irish Guard, which marches during the half-time shows … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Rome // 2005 // Study Abroad // Hobbies

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