Cross-Continental Journey: COMPLETE!

June 23, 2011 Thursday I just ate an entire continent! Boy, am I FULL! I started this journey on April 28th at approximately 6:00 PM and rolled across the Memorial Bridge into Washington D.C. on June 23rd at approximately 8:45 PM, officially completing my journey. By the time I had arrived, the sun had set … Continue reading

78 Miles Remain

June 23, 2011 Thursday This morning I woke up to the crowing of a rooster, only minutes before my cell phone alarm went off. That’s not something I ever thought I’d be fortunate enough to experience. My new friends, Rick and Kim, let me pitch my tent on their little farm last night and I … Continue reading

Fireflies & Lightning

June 21, 2011 Tuesday On my way towards the exit, I heard the voice of a woman speak to me from somewhere in the post office waiting line. “Good luck. Be safe”, I heard her say with a tone of earnestness I can’t recall ever hearing before. Turning around, I saw that everyone was looking … Continue reading

300 Miles Remain

June 20, 2011 Monday I don’t have time for a proper entry. I need to ride while the weather is good. I’m currently in Petersburg, WV, heading towards Clarksburg. Only 300 miles left to D.C. Major appreciation to Charlie, Attila and Mary. Thanks guys! Onwards.

100 Miles

June 10, 2011 Friday The last 16 miles were ridden on the Katy Trail in nearly complete darkness except for the holy light of my light beam projecting from the front of the bike. Trees curled up and around the old train trestle I road upon, creating the feeling of riding through a tunnel made … Continue reading

The Spirit That Wears Clothes

Or, rather, the importance of spiritual maintenance while biking across America. As I write, I am in a private room in the back of Boonville’s (Missouri) petite town library. After a few verbal exchanges, the nice supervisor asked if she could take my picture for their website. Looking down at myself, I realized the extent to … Continue reading

POWER PACE

Hundreds of miles later . . . . . . and I am now a tourist in the great Kansas City, KS! Ha ha! At no less than 80 miles a day, I have been making great progress across the motherland towards my initial goal of Washington D.C. As most of my personal friends and … Continue reading

Wolf Creek Pass

May 23, 2011 Monday I BIKED through WOLF CREEK PASS. YEE-HAWW. Every now and then, we the people, are fortunate enough to be presented with opportunities to make clear the full measure of our skill and will. The hands behind the curtain administer a relentless beating so that we can show ourselves what we are … Continue reading

Desert Dreams

The road from Flagstaff to Cameron took me back into the the land of little rain and endless desolate expanses. However, this time, I was neither anxious or afraid. I gradually lost 3,000 feet in elevation while traveling north on route 89, eventually descending into the dry heat of the Painted Desert. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

Desert Fever

Why did the chicken cross the desert? Because he had no other choice. I absolutely despise the desert, but, in about 30 minutes, I’ll be leaving Flagstaff,AZ and venturing back out into its sandy clutches for round 3. It’s not the climate that bothers me so much as the general lack of civilization and resources … Continue reading