Category Archives: Gear

Day 42: Brooklyn, WI to Wauwatosa, WI — 85 miles

Sometimes it seems that nothing ever goes according to plan. While today’s distance, 85 miles, was on the longer side, I’ve done several longer rides on the trip so far. And the wind was blowing out of the west, pushing … Continue reading

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Day 25: Harrison, NE to Chadron, NE — 51 miles

Today was all about the wind. As I ate breakfast at the B&B, some nice old ladies had gathered for coffee, and they asked about my trip. They were very cute! One woman asked me if I wore a helmet … Continue reading

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Day 20: Lander, WY to Jeffrey City, WY — 59 miles

Knowing that there wasn’t much — or really, anything — between my start and end points today, I did some grocery shopping before I left Lander. I could tell I had added about 10 pounds in food and beverages to … Continue reading

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Rest Day: Victor, ID

I knew when I came in to Victor that my next step was to cross into Wyoming over the steep Teton Pass that it was important that I be rested and ready for the climb, and that my bike be … Continue reading

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From the Mailbag: Bike Shops

This time around, the question comes from my mother: “Have you needed to visit any bike shops yet?” The answer is no, other than picking up my bike in Eugene where I had it shipped and reassembled, I haven’t needed … Continue reading

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Day 10: Boise, ID to Glenns Ferry, ID — 92 miles

This ended up being the longest day of the tour so far. Looking at the weather forecast, the next several days are supposed to very hot in this area. The temperature is supposed to be in the mid to upper … Continue reading

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An Update

Recently, someone reminded me that I have a blog to provide people who are interested some insight into the planning and preparations for a trip of this magnitude. The day-to-day work I am doing seems small and inconsequential (and uninteresting) … Continue reading

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