Zurkhaneh: “house of strength” roooaaaarrrrrr!!!

Jul 24, 2008

I went to a Zurkhaneh session in the town of Ardabil a few nites back.  Zurkhaneh is an ancient ritual which i can best describe as a cross between whirling dervish, mosque prayer, aerobics, and weight lifting.  I am happy that the elders let me watch as an “honorary male”  ; ) It was captivating & the participants & ...

Tabriz

Jul 6, 2008

 I am up in Tabriz, near the borders of Turkey, Azerbaijan & Armenia.  The people here are Azari & speak a Turkish sort of Farsi  The traffic is less hectic than in Tehran (see photo of Tabriz traffic & let me know what you think….) though i have travelled only by foot, bus & taxi in ...

Tehran in images

Jul 1, 2008

  this is my 1st time on broad band in the Islamic Repubic of Iran!  I am downloading a few images/sound/video before i head off on bike tomorrow (in Sh’Allah!).  Truth be told, i have done my best to download video & sound with no success.  Even though I am at a 5 start hotel’s business ...

In cycling

Me encanta Roaring Mouse y mi Surly Long Haul Trucker

May 25, 2008

After much shopping around all sorts of SF bicycle shops, i finally stumbed into Roaring Mouse Cycles (www.roaringmousecycles.com) on Irving Street (@15th) in the inner Sunset on my lunch break one tuesday… What a dream. …Small shop, chock full of bikes, extremely knowledgable staff, & general good vibe.  Chris Lane the British owner had experience travelling ...