Friday, January 15, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Why am I starting a blog, you mean? Technically, I started one January 15, 2004. And started was all I did. It was going to be one of those grand socially/politically aware blogs that everyone just couldn’t get enough of. It’d be wildly popular with all sorts of internet denizens for its understated wit and overpowering wisdom. Unfortunately, start was all I did with it. One single solitary posting and then I gave it up. Keeping a blog is really hard work. Meh!
So this blog is born of requests from my family and maybe one (or two) friends to easily allow them keep up with me on my coast to coast bike ride starting next March. I’ll try to do a better job with updates. Honest.
Oh, by “WHY?” did you really mean “Why on EARTH are you riding a skinny bicycle seat and two skinnier tires across the entire
That is a marvelous question. I compliment you for asking it. Not that you’re all that original because I have asked that question of myself repeatedly for over a month now.
Last November, I completed my third ride down and up the Florida Keys on a tour led by good friend and tour leader extraordinaire Bubba Barron. Toward the end of that tiny little 200+ mile ride, Bubba got me excited about attempting a coast to coast. He was talking somewhere around 3000 miles in 50 or so days. Leave
Once upon a time I also asked myself “Why” just seconds before I dove off a tall platform that extended over a waterfall and above a river in
It has been ten years since that trip. I don’t expect the forthcoming bike ride to be nearly that exhilarating, but essential nonetheless. There are just some things you have to do when the opportunity presents itself. I want to see
A lot of people have already made this trip or similar coast to coast rides. A simple Google search will list thousands of hits for descriptions of rides across or up or down