Thursday, August 27, 2009
This blog is a record, made via cheapo cell phone camera and keypad, of our September/October 2008 bicycle tour from Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California made on an antique Schwinn Paramount tandem bicycle while pulling our 55 pound dog Bruno behind us in a trailer. Bruno has asked me to add that he got out and helped to pull us up ALL the hills.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This morning saw 2 massive climbs and 2 great great descents. Lunch in westport was yummy, followed by some meaningful conversation with marie, who runs the store there. Actually, it began the same with gary this morning, who runs the peg house back in leggett. "never don't stop," they say there.
1 mile after chatting with marie, which ended on a note about fate and control, we had a good scare. In a really sharp banked turn, the trailer rolled over, throwing Bruno and all our stuff into the road and about sending us out of control. Gladly everything and everyone is fine, though Bruno was a bit shaken up and he did get a couple small scratches. Okay okay, we were shaken up too. We're glad to be in camp safe and sound. The rest of the ride was quite hilly and now we're pooped. More hills tomorrow!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The climb today leaving crescent city about took all we had to give, but we made it over and enjoyed the ride down the other side. That's when we paid a visit to good ol paul bunyan.
We're Camped in klamath, ate our faces off on subway footlongs, ready for some solid sleep. Just gotta wait for that darn sun to go away. In the meantime We're watching a seal swim around in the river and thinking about taking hot showers.
Tomorrow another good climb and then pretty flat till legget. Feels like We're getting close.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The weather is once again awesome and the coast is magnificent. I think we've seen the last of the ripe roadside blackberries, though. On to Mt Humbug!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
No posts the last 3 days means a couple things: we've been out of cell range, and we've been on vacation from our vacation. We've been staying with Clare and Brian at their farm (Clare is Michael Carver's sister). It's absolutely beautiful (check out their blog). We helped take out an old fence to open up some new pasture for the horses, picked about a gallon of blackberries, explored the woods on the property, ate like kings and generally had a marvelous, restful time. We are both quite sad to say goodbye. Many thanks go to Clare and Brian for their hospitality and great company. Our legs are especially grateful for some recovery time and we're anxious to see how today goes as we get back in the saddles.