Time to plug things back in.
Well hey there! Nice to see you again. And…
A little less than a year ago I made my first post on b2bbiketrip.com. A lot of pavement has passed under my wheels since then. But you all know that from previous posts here.
I’m journaling my Halifax, Nova Scotia to Key West, Florida at the website crazyguyonabike.com [linkie]. I’ve been working on my journal there since just before Christmas. There’s about 1,500 photos posted there so far and detailed accounts, again so far, of my days riding between Halifax and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Here’s a [linkie] to the day I arrived in Yarmouth, and you can work backwards east from there. Pictures are up all the way through Acadia National Park, and I’m planning to put a bunch more up shortly. I don’t plan, given this effort, to post anything else about last year’s trip here. Rather, I will use this blog to document this year’s planned rides, which are:
- Palmer, Alaska to Chena Hot Springs, Alaska, planned for June 22nd through June 30th
This will be 390 miles/625 kilometers in six days with a good friend. We’ll be self-supported and camping, with our wives driving up to pick us up at the hot springs campground at the end. Grades are pretty gentle except for a few places south of Denali National Park and between Nenana and Fairbanks. Here’s a [linkie] to the RidewithGPS route.
- Lake Itasca, Minnesota to Venice, Louisiana, planned for August 24th through October 18th
This is the big deal ride for the year: 2,250 miles/3,620 kilometers in 52 days. I’ll be riding unsupported by myself, except that I invite anyone and everyone who would like to ride any portion of the route to let me know. The more the merrier. I plan to camp with one or two motel stops each week, either of which would become WarmShowers [linkie] stays if one is available, and buy food along the way instead of cook- a plan that worked for me really well last fall. As I’ve noted elsewhere the route is downhill (mostly) all the way. Here’s the [linkie] to the route mapping I’ve done in a preliminary journal started on the crazyguyonabike site. A daily itinerary, which is a work in process and which I am updating every few days, is at this [linkie].
So thanks for your patience in waiting for me to resurface. I look forward to keeping up whatever standards I had previously set in this blog, which was modestly successful due to your interest. I also look forward to reading and responding to your comments, and thanks in advance for making them.
Here’s a last photo, taken yesterday, which should give you an idea of what I’ve been doing away from the computer.