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They say it's just like riding a bike when something supposedly comes back to you naturally. But what they don't say is that riding a bike for the first time in god knows how long is hard and scary and sometimes just makes things worse. They don't say that you are still prone to fall and that you shake and that you are going so fast that you don't have time to think. my bike This morning was the great Amsterdam bike experiment. I rented a bike and immediately recognized that it was a bad idea. Everyone bikes in Amsterdam and I...

I don't think I have ever even left Illinois before completely on my own. So why I decided to pick up and travel to Amsterdam all by my lonesome is pretty much beyond me. After day two I knew what I was going to write here: that this trip was simultaneously the best thing and worst thing I have ever done. After seven days though, there is only one thing to say: this trip was the fucking best thing I have ever done thus far in my life. Period. Amsterdam was...