Monday, June 25, 2012

Havana daydreaming

bike cuba 2

I'm back from teaching a week-long photo class in Cuba. I'd hoped to meet someone in the Havana cycling community, but it didn't happen. I saw lots of pedicabs and transport bikes, but didn't see any roadies in the city. On a bus ride outside of Havana I saw a roadie in full kit, but didn't get to talk to him as we flew by.

My week off the bike was the longest time I've not ridden in years, and it was odd to say the least. I walked a lot in Havana — Tricia and I ran our students into the ground — but didn't get my heart rate up at all. The rum and cigars did, I'm sure, compensate for the lack of physical activity.

More photos at this short slide show

Curtis in Cuba Photos by Tony Gotelli 2012


  1. To bad you couldn't take a bike with you - I always try to travel with my bike especially if it's somewhere I've never been before. It's such a good way to get a sense of the local culture.

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  2. Wow, what an unforgetable experience.

  3. It looks like you guys had an awesome time! I hope the rest of your summer is just as awesome..but with a lot more riding. A+ on the photos (;

  4. Anonymous5:21 PM

    The cigar picture has the making of a movie! You look fit for a Cuban drug lord meeting with associates. The look of your life is in my hands hombre.


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