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Who could spend three years riding a bicycle completely around the globe without bringing home a wealth of stories. Certainly not Rick Gunn.
One of the extended high points of his 25,811 mile trip was cycling along the historic silk road through central Asia, which Gunn enjoyed in the company of a fellow rider he met along the way.
Rick Gunn will present his multi-media Soulcycler program this week at the following North Bay venues
Wednesday, Sept. 8, Sonoma Veterans Hall, Sonoma, 7 pm
Thursday, Sept, 9, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, 7 pm
Friday, Sept. 10, Marin Civic Center Showcase Theater, 7:30 pm. Ticket information for all shows here. Watch a preview below.
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Of all the international hot spots where disaster assistance workers were needed last summer, Kyrgyzstan didn’t get a lot of attention. But that’s where one local volunteer spent most of July, working on rebuilding after a regime change and a spate of internal ethnic conflict.
Over the past 11 years, Chris and John Mason, co-owners of Emtu Winery in Forestville, have regularly traveled to distant, damaged parts of the world to aid in disaster relief efforts, regardless of the source of the troubles. (Here, John pauses for a picture with a cotton vendor in Osh, Kyrgyrzstan.)