Administered by the Genetics Society of America, the DeLill Nasser Awards are given twice a year to promising post-docs and graduate students to attend national or international meetings. Aided by the $1,000 cash award, Kyle attended the 11th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (“ECFG11”) in Marburg, Germany, in April 2012. He gave two talks, one (entitled “A dynamin-like protein affects both RIP and recombination”) in the session on “Genome Structure”, and one (entitled “Tracking homologous recombination by whole genome analysis”) at the Neurospora Satellite Meeting. This conference allowed him to meet some of his many European collaborators (from Germany, France and Austria) for the first time. It was also the first time that Kyle has traveled to Europe. Here he is shown after a spin on one of the original German mountain bikes, perhaps designed by Baron Drais himself.