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

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

Enter Missouri

After biking from Lawrence, KS, I crossed into Kansas City, KS, and then into Kansas City, MO, using a beautiful city bike path a fellow biker told me about. After eatIng the best BBQ sandwich I have EVER had at Gates BBQ, I found a sufficient camping place to sleep for the night at Blue … 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

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

The Day Dares To Question

May 18th, 2011 Wednesday “Ok, who did the rain dance?”, I asked the nice women at the Monument Valley visitors center. They chuckled and one admitted that she had been praying for rain. As soon as the drizzle ceased, I raced along route 163 toward Bluff, UT, my destination. As if the absolute lack of … 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