Now we’re early risers

Day 47 Miles: 125 Mileage from start: 4,099 We decided to give ourselves more time by getting up and out before 8 a.m. By 10, we’d covered 30 miles.  I remember when crossing from New Jersey to New York on the Appalachian Trail, I was surprised by how hilly New York was. All of a […]

Hot day for riding

Day 40 Miles: 120 Mileage from start: 3,652 We slept well and dried out the tent at the hotel. The weather forecast called for heat and humidity. Come what may. As soon as we walked out of the hotel, the heat felt like a heavy weight. Oh, well. We started biking and slogged along all […]

Ice cream is magic

Day 31 Miles: 122 Mileage from start: 2,788 Today marks a month since we rode away from the Sea-Tac Airport. The day, like that first day, was blue skies and warm.  We woke up with the mosquitoes waiting impatiently outside our tent. Both Richard and I are covered in bites. I have three in a […]

A quick trip to New Zealand (sort of)

Last Wednesday, a group of friends and I were invited to Scott Base (the New Zealand presence on Ross Island) for dinner. We were picked up by the chef at Scott Base — our Kiwi contact — and driven two miles over Fuels Pass (the ridge at the nose of the peninsula separating the bases) […]

Lost in the words

Miles: 1247.3 to 1278.8 Mileage: 31.5 Day: 67 After waking up on the top of the ridge, we spent the morning going down, down, down to the middle fork of the Feather River.  We had to dodge poison oak the whole way. It really slowed me down because I had my bare legs brushing against […]