StrangeTrue is a live account of a solo bicycle trip starting in April 2013 from a still wintery Berlin and (hopefully) ending in St. Petersburg around August. These pages are part attempt to archive the travels for myself and part attempt to make sure my mother knows that I’m still alive.
As captured on my wall prior to departure, the proposed itinerary is: Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Zilina, Auschwitz, Krakow, Lviv, Kiev, Kharkiv, Moscow, Veliky Novgorod, Saint Petersburg. As the google map flies, this itinerary would encompass ~4000km. But, one of the trip goals is to keep planning to a minimum and allow conditions, strange encounters and whims to influence the route. So, you’ll have to check back in to determine how actual results compare.
A custom Comotion Pangea from Oregon. Shoutouts to Michael Orff at Wheelworks, Harris Cyclery, Peter White Cycles, and Wayne at the TouringStore for all their help in sourcing and assembly. Check out the full gear list.
Lives in New England, USA and quit his job in December 2012 for adventure and journey. He is available for corporate parties and consultation on digital media recommendation technology. Dog is a certified Scrum Master with Six Sigma Black Belt and is working on getting from Good to Great.