Archive for April, 2011

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-30

Citrus groves in bloom have honeysuckle sweet & spicy high notes. I want to bathe in that smell. #breatheme #purloinedhashtag # Windy as fuckall crossing Tejon Pass into Castaic. I saw a tumbleweed blowing across the interstate, got pushed all around my lane. #tehsuck # Powered by Twitter Tools

Sequoia Sunshine

While riding through Sequoia NP yesterday, approaching 7000′ and well into the snow zone, I started getting pretty chilly. I kept my eyes peeled for a safe place to pull off the road that also offered an opportunity to bask in the copious sunshine. After a few minutes of twists, a spot appeared that fit [...]

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-29

The scent of citrus groves in bloom must be what heaven smells like. I mean, if you believe in that sort of thing. # Porterville, CA is weird. My motel is in a mostly residential area, with no food source in obvious walking (read: visible) range. # Powered by Twitter Tools

A Ride in the Park(s)

I’ve had a whirlwind couple of days! I left San Francisco on Tuesday – after a lovely visit with one of my favoritest of the BM staff – and pointed eastward – destination: Camp 4, Yosemite Valley. I rolled into the valley about an hour before sunset, and almost immediately felt at peace. I’ve only [...]

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-27

To the sound of the parrots of the Presidio, I bid San Francisco a fond farewell. For now. # First glimpse – for my beloved bunneh @javith. I wish you were here to see it # Powered by Twitter Tools

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-26

Stopped by BMHQ to say hi to folks but appear to have missed the critical between-meetings window. At least there's cake! # Bopping around SF on the bike on a warm and sunny day. Visits with friends in my imminent future. # Powered by Twitter Tools

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-25

Drinking Billecart Salmon with @oneirofer and pals. Sunny SF day, w00t! # At NOPA with @amani_rulz and other SF pals. Bring the noms! # My mouth is filled with the delicious flavor of the best smoked trout I've ever had. Hell yes! # pork chop hell yes # Powered by Twitter Tools

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-24

Boccalone's tagline is "Tasty salted pig parts". Yes please! # Boccalone in the SF Ferry Terminal market with @amani_rulz. Delicious! # There was a bedazzle of bimbos on the ferry with us from SF back to Oakland. # Powered by Twitter Tools

The Shadows of History

As I spent the last days before embarking on the formidable task of boxing up my life and ridding myself of very many things, a thought began to form: we each have a shadow of history which trails along behind us.¬†When moving from one home to the next, it’s far too easy to just put [...]

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-23

There is to me no more soulless riding than extended interstate hurtling. It sucks my brain dry. # yay! I get @amani_rulz for company tonight! :-) in reply to amani_rulz # Decision time … @ Sidebar with @amani_rulz. #nom # Duck liver crostini, you will be in me! # Hello, my pretty little [...]

Twitter Updates for 2011-04-22

I woke to the sound of cars on wet roads. Raining? No: 2.5″ of snow on the ground. I shoulda stuck to the coast. #adventure # Hey @AltRiderLLC and @TouratechUSA: Thanks for the awesome gear for my bike. I hoped to say goodbye on my way out but time wouldn’t allow. # I passed by [...]

Now With 23% More Adventure

There is a certain cognitive dissonance to being at the Super 8 in Alturas *not* covered in dust head to toe … I woke in Portland on Tuesday morning and spent some time determining optimal routes to today’s destination, breaking down the distance to cover over three days. However, I failed to consider the weather [...]

Yoiks, and Away! *

Well, then, it’s done. Or perhaps it has started. Maybe both. Around 4pm today, after saying the hardest goodbyes, I left Seattle on Day 0 of this crazy adventure on which I’ve embarked. After four years of dreaming, two years of scheming, a year of planning and many days divesting and boxing up my life’s [...]

More progress and a neat photo too!

More progress and a neat photo too!

Today has been pretty productive. So far I have: Received a response (including initial rough quote) from Adventure Bike Tours, regarding joining them for transit through China from Kazakhstan to Laos. Yes, it’s expensive. It’s probably also completely worth it. Started scanning important documents (which I’ll store in a DropBox account so that they’re accessible [...]

Itinerary, Revisited

Many moons ago – in fact, back in August before I’d even bought the bike – I posted an expected itinerary. For a number of reasons those plans have changed somewhat, so here’s a revisit. The big change is that I probably won’t be venturing into the Baltic Republics or Scandinavia, sadly. I guess I [...]