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

Gun Powder

SKYLINE CREW – YEAH GUYS! June 18, 2011 Saturday The drizzle has returned, but, so has my DRIVE to complete the mission. The past few days have really provided the boost, or gun powder, I need to blast my way to my destination. After getting into Lawrenceburg, IN, I scarfed some food and looked a … Continue reading

Beautiful Day To Ride (Good Progress)

June 16, 2011 Thursday Today was a beautiful for bicycle touring. Firstly, there was no RAIN. Also, true to what my friend, Kat, told me, southern Indiana has great bicycling terrain. There is a perfect mix of hills and flat stretches. With a moderate temperature of around 78 degrees and the wind hardly present, I’m … Continue reading

Leap Frogging

June 14, 2011 Tuesday (?) Since my last post, I spent a night at the fabulous Huck Finn Hostel, went to church, and toured Saint Louis with my new foreign friends, Aziz and David, who are from from Saudi Arabia and Sweden. I then biked through the city and have since traversed the entirety of … Continue reading

Kansas – The Beating Heart of America

Picture this … After 70 miles of bicycling at an average speed of 15 miles an hour through extreme heat and wind, you finally arrive at your destination: an urban oasis called the supermarket. Within 60 minutes of entering the establishment, you’ve had 3 honestly entertaining conversations with three random people, been invited to spend … Continue reading

Another Star

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – MLK Jr Last night I slept beside an abandoned house that looked haunted when I found it. For only two hours, I rested with my back against the wall like a soldier who had … Continue reading

Desert Exodus

By the time I left the Indian reservation lands, I was ready to move on. I had not lost any of my new-found appreciation for the area, rather, I was simply anxious to begin the next stage in my journey. As I neared the Utah-Colorado border, the scenery became bleak. Economic opportunity seemed increasingly minuscule, … 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