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Sep 7, 2017 - Thursday

Well somehow info got lost. On Thursday we took the day off from riding. We did a wine tasting at a vineyard in the country. It was more like lunch and several glasses of wine. A very scenic area. We also took a van ride to San Marino that has a castle on top of a mountain. All day was like being in the movies.

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Sep 6, 2017 - Another beautiful day!

Another great day for biking! We did 28 hard miles with our guide Silvano....he's 70 years old, pencil thin and rides like a pro. We visited Montescudo and it was another site to behold. We had to go up 3 kilometers with an 11% grade. Yes some of us did a bit of walking on that hill. After lunch we were back at the beach to relax. Tonight we went to the Hotel Dory's owner's farm via two big busses for dinner, wine, music and dancing which was an absolute blast. It was refreshing that so many people from different countries could have fun...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Our first two days

We recovered from our travel here and the last two days have been surreal. We biked about 32 miles yesterday and 36 miles today. Both days were quite hard but so worth it. We are going up pretty steep elevations and the scenery is absolutely unbelievable. Just like you see in the movies and in pictures. The Dory Hotel is fabulous. After our ride on both days we have gone to the beach which is on the Adriatic Sea and a block from our hotel. Our group of 22 is a blast and spending time with Cindy and George is always special. Unfortunately...

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Sep 3, 2017 - We're here!

We made it to the Hotel Dory in Riccione (near Rimini) today after more than 24 hours of travel. It's beautiful here and took a walk to the beach near our hotel. Very tired but so excited to be here. We are with a great group of 22 people and we are excited to ride bikes tomorrow. Stay tuned! PS. Having trouble loading pics.

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Jun 2, 2012 - Cremona to Rimini 5/27- 6/01

From Cremona to Rimini One thing I've found along this trip is that I'm always pleasantly surprised. I've met a lot of cool people in different cities and in different countries and whenever I have to leave I think that " wow this place was really cool" and I don't think that I'll find something better. Which is kind of funny because I have had the same thoughts at least 20 times. The experiences keep flowing in and I'm continuously having fun in a variety of ways with a variety of people. So even though its hard sometimes to leave one...

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Sep 16, 2011 - San Giovanni to Rimini

Friday, September 16: Our next stop is Rimini, Italy on the Adriatic Sea on our return portion of the trip. Arrived in Rimini around noon and got checked in to a Best Western Hotel Nettunia, one block from the Adriatic. Spent the afternoon sunning and paddling around in the warm Adriatic Sea...31 C today.

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May 8, 2010 - There and Back Again ...

Tolkien was right … no matter the journey, its great to get home… So, 17 boys …9 days… 4 games … and 2 transatlantic flights later … all good intentions went out the window once the plane hit the tarmac… I intended to get this out Monday, but then life intervened... The short version is that it was a very successful trip on all fronts… the boys played well and represented Region 1 and their country with distinction, both on and off the field … culturally they spent a concentrated period of time in a foreign culture and embraced the...

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May 1, 2010 - Region 1 - 2 vs Ancona Calico U15 - 3

Friday, April 29 Today we were able to get a friendly with Ancona Calico’s U15 youth team. Ancona is a professional side in Serie B and was in Serie A as recently as 2002-2003. The second time in two days were have been able to play against a professional team’s youth set up. Anconca is about an hour south of Riccione by coach. Their facility is of a very good standard … changing rooms, office, stands, … but the Field Turf pitch is narrow at 55 yards. We played 2 x 35. The team was very composed today even in light of stronger players...

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Apr 29, 2010 - Region 1 - 0 vs Parma - 1

Thursday, April 28 Region 1 – 0 vs Parma – 1 We needed a result of any kind in this match and Parma needed a win. We started tentatively and the game was played mostly in midfield with very few chances. Parma scored in the 22 minute off a long-range shot. That said, in the half we had the better of the chances. Our best chance came when Akeem Ward hit the bar after chipping the keeper. The second half was more of the same, hard play in midfield and limited chances. Jonathon Uy had our best chance off of a free kick that the keeper did well...

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Apr 28, 2010 - Region 1 - 4 vs Fano Calico - 0

Tuesday, April 26 Region 1 -4 vs Fano Calico -0 Two games … two wins … two clean sheets … Fano came with energy and determination but were not our match technically or physically. Our team play was improved over Sunday’s game. We were more fluid and much sharper… it was evident from the warm up that jet lag was behind us and they boys were physically more ready to play. Luka Martinovic whose grandparents came in from Croatia had two assists. The boys are playing with a lot of confidence. Our game Thursday against Parma will determine the...

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Apr 27, 2010 - Region 1 - 5 vs A.S.D. Romangna Centro - 0

Monday, April 25 Region 1 - 5 vs A.S.D. Romangna Centro - 0 A good win to begin the tournament. The tournament seeds 12 teams in four groups and then local teams like Romangna Centro play in to fill out the brackets. Romangna Centro won a mini tournament of three teams to enter Group B. In this tournament we play 2 x 30 minutes with no reentry. We began the day with breakfast at 8AM and a training session at 10. We trained for little over an hour with Kelly leading a dynamic warm up, possession to targets and 5v5 to full goals. We finished...

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Apr 26, 2010 - One Long Day

The day started at 7AM EST in time to get final packing done before the Man U vs. Tottenham game and travel to meet Pete and three of the players for the ride to JFK… We met the boys at JFK with out any problems at 3PM. The 5:05 flight from New York to Rome was 7.5 hours… and of course sleeping was problematic … the food was, well, food and the second movie was sub titled … two hour lay over in Rome and a short flight to Bologna arriving about 11AM their time (5AM EST) … we had tickets to the Bologna vs. Parma Serie A game at 3PM, so a box...

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