What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” ~Vince Lombardi I have never played a down in my life, but I love football.  College, yes, but the NFL is my real game.  I even managed to keep my fantasy football team, the Fermundadogs, at 2nd place in the league […]

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Thank you’s

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  Well it takes an entire country to get a sorry excuse for a cyclist across America by bike.  This trip was a privilege and I have many to thank for it.  I don’t like doing a list for fear of missing someone, but there are just so many […]

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Mail Bag

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~Anne Frank   Unfortunately, I have to start with a little bit of bad news.  Not bad, challenging.  Nay, opportunistic.  To make a long story short, a $100 donation came through as a $900 donation in the charity.  After fixing the issue and taking new donations into […]

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A’s To Your Q’s

“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin Well, Jet Blue did in 4 hours and 44 minutes what it took my bike and I 66 days to accomplish.  I am back on the East coast.  I left when it was still summer.  I came back […]

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The Finish

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” ~Wilfred Peterson I have a talent for not making things easy on myself.  After getting through Death Valley, […]

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Death Valley

“Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.” ~Leo Tolstoy All we ever hear about Death Valley is the 134 degree heat and the egg frying on the pavement, but there is much more to it than the heat.  The valley boasts unique rock formations, incredible views, […]

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Hey Chief, Which Way’s the Pacific?

“But our trip was different.  It was a classic affirmation of everything right and true and decent in the national character.  It was a gross, physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country-but only for those with true grit.  And we were chock full of that.” ~Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing […]

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Zion

Utah.  The terrain was the toughest thus far.  The pavement was crap and the beer not as strong.  But wow, I loved every minute of it.

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Bryce Canyon

Yesterday morning, I got up before the sun and rolled out of my sleeping bag.  I got on the bike and rode up to Bryce Canyon in the frigid air to watch the sunrise at Sunrise Point.  I grabbed some free coffee from Bryce Lodge, acting like I had stayed there, and rode back to […]

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