Week 9

The end of the beginning  Stats- Miles-4,210 Days- 68 Date- Aug 23-Oct 31 States- OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, KS, MO, IL, KY, VA Journal entries~ October 24th Troutdale church hostel Today was the quintessential fall day. The sky blue yet doused with hearty clouds. It’s becoming chillier now dipping down into the 40s, as … More Week 9

Week 8.5

Southern Illinois and Kentucky- the land of Lincoln and the land of a never ending supply of  dogs.  Days -61 Miles-3,665 Miles to go-515 # of state lines crossed-10 Week fragments- October 13th I spent a bit of time in Farmington MO getting my bike fixed. Apparently around the spokes are cracked which caused/ can … More Week 8.5

Week 7

Kansas hospitality and the Missouri roller coaster ride Miles-3,010 Days-51 # of states-8 A bit of myweek  October 4 I’ve noticed with myself that it’s not when the conditions are the worst that I want to stop. When I’m miserable I will not give up because I have to conquer the challenge. But when I … More Week 7

Week 5.5

Colorado and Kansas- the Rockies and high plaines Miles~2,420 Sept 23 It’s raining and it feels distinctly like fall. The air crisp, the leaves exquisite shades of gold. This could easily be a rainy fall day at home as I look down a woods road. When the weather turns- Best thing todo when it starts … More Week 5.5

Week 4 

There’s a saying in Wyoming – “the wind only stops when it’s changing directions”- what I want to know is how do the cowboys keep their hats on? It’s been a month on the road! Numbers~ Number of miles~ 1,715 Lowest temp~ 25 Highest wind gust- 40 mph+ A few of the characters I’ve met … More Week 4 

Week 3

Idaho and Montana Numbers~ Days- 20 Miles- 1,130 (a little over a quarter of the way) Highest elevation- 7,240 Idaho and Montana have been full of smiles, waves, and thumbs up Glimpses of my week~ Journal- September 5th- Pen in hand, mind wandering-inspired to write. The world in a sepia glaze, the air contains a … More Week 3