Cross Country Ride

User:
wring
Dates:
14 Jul 2012 - 27 Sep 2012
Duration:
2 months, 2 weeks

Thursday 27 Sep 2012 9:58

On our way to Fall River MA. Old stone walls everywhere. We wild camped last night and the night before that we slept in a "cottage" build for the president of Western Union in the 20s.

Posted: Sept. 27, 2012, 1:58 p.m.

Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 12:04

Portland ME!!!!

Posted: Sept. 19, 2012, 4:04 p.m.

Sunday 16 Sep 2012 11:47

Bailey Pond beaver lodge

Posted: Sept. 16, 2012, 3:47 p.m.

Friday 14 Sep 2012 18:42

Burlington VT Lake Champlain. 3 climate talks today and I don't want to hear the c word anymore for awhile. Down by the lake listening to an outdoor concert, then on to set up our tent in some kind Warmshowers host's backyard cause the campground was full. 4 days to ride to Portland ME

Posted: Sept. 14, 2012, 10:42 p.m.

Wednesday 12 Sep 2012 15:24

Ferry to Vermont. Things are heating up for us on the east coast. Lots of speaking invites; on the 14th we have 3 in one day!

Posted: Sept. 12, 2012, 7:24 p.m.

Sunday 9 Sep 2012 12:35

Salmon run at Pulaski NY. We wore through another tire and Mike is putting on our spare.

Posted: Sept. 9, 2012, 4:35 p.m.

Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 18:28

Erie Canal between Buffalo and Rochester. Climate talks with med students both cities.

Posted: Sept. 5, 2012, 10:28 p.m.

Tuesday 4 Sep 2012 14:10

Lake Erie, Ontario

Posted: Sept. 4, 2012, 6:10 p.m.

Friday 31 Aug 2012 14:41

We stumbled upon an exhibit of Victorian anthropomorphic taxidermy at a farmhouse museum and were disappointed to learn that we missed a very good stuffed squirrel exhibit in the basement of a funeral home in Madison. Last night had magical ride at dusk past silent spinning windmills rising from cornfields.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2012, 6:41 p.m.

Thursday 30 Aug 2012 12:24

Just crossed river into Ontario. We are both a little worn out from trying to juggle the contradictory demands of climate work and touring, taking a vacation from politics till Buffalo.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2012, 4:24 p.m.

Monday 27 Aug 2012 20:17

Westphalia MIchigan's one stoplight.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2012, 12:17 a.m.

Saturday 25 Aug 2012 12:13

The attack of the wild parsnip. Sap plus sunlight equals sorry. I think I got this the night we went thru some weeds in the dark to get water from a river. Mike says he's glad it's not him but if he had got it, I know he wouldn't whine as much as I do.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2012, 5:13 p.m.

Friday 24 Aug 2012 14:54

GIANT puffball! It was too old to eat but it's younger sister made a fine dinner and breakfast.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2012, 7:54 p.m.

Friday 24 Aug 2012 8:56

Madison's hospitable Arboretum co housing. Home to 40 families in the urban center. They put us up for 2 nights. We did one TV interview and 2 talks, one for med students and one for general public. PSR, Citizens Climate Lobby, 350.org and Sierra Club all helped and co sponsored and best of all, we were not just preaching to the choir!

Posted: Aug. 24, 2012, 1:56 p.m.

Tuesday 21 Aug 2012 17:39

Cacti growing on roadside in Wisconsin?? Saw lots along one quarter mile stretch. Frequently is -20 in winter. Stayed last night in prototype passive solar home in Viroqua that only uses equivalent of one hairdryer's worth of power to heat in winter, and last winter didn't even turn it on!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2012, 10:39 p.m.

Sunday 19 Aug 2012 16:31

Posted: Aug. 19, 2012, 9:31 p.m.

Sunday 19 Aug 2012 13:47

North of Rochester MN great folks, good talk last night, wonderful host (thanks Stephanie). Still preaching to the choir but they say it will help them in their work.

Posted: Aug. 19, 2012, 6:47 p.m.

Friday 17 Aug 2012 12:23

Minneapolis from one of their many beautiful bike parkways. great talk here last night, on to Rochester

Posted: Aug. 17, 2012, 5:23 p.m.

Monday 13 Aug 2012 11:33

Mississippi River

Posted: Aug. 13, 2012, 4:33 p.m.

Sunday 12 Aug 2012 10:22

Parker's Prairie, MN

Posted: Aug. 12, 2012, 3:22 p.m.

Friday 10 Aug 2012 13:16

Just outside of Fargo

Posted: Aug. 10, 2012, 6:16 p.m.

Friday 3 Aug 2012 13:14

Beaver Lodge- Blackfeet Tribe

Posted: Aug. 3, 2012, 7:14 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 12:52

Missoula lunch and music in the park

Posted: Aug. 1, 2012, 6:52 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 12:50

Lochsa River, Idaho

Posted: Aug. 1, 2012, 6:50 p.m.

Saturday 28 Jul 2012 14:47

Clearwater River, we've been swimming twice today and still riding. Idaho folks are very friendly

Posted: July 28, 2012, 9:47 p.m.

Thursday 26 Jul 2012 18:06

Winter canyon of the Chief Joseph band of Nez Perce. The whites kicked them out of course. We camped up on the rim.

Posted: July 27, 2012, 1:06 a.m.

Thursday 26 Jul 2012 11:26

Memorial to Chief Joseph the elder

Posted: July 26, 2012, 6:26 p.m.

Thursday 26 Jul 2012 10:29

Wallowa Lake, near town of Joseph, OR. Michael is no longer a rodeo virgin. We went to the rodeo during Chief Joseph Days. The best part was the 4 year olds riding "bucking" sheep. They call it mutton busting. Too cute. And when a pissed off bull had all the rodeo guys climbing the fence, with the crowd cheering him on.

Posted: July 26, 2012, 5:29 p.m.

Wednesday 25 Jul 2012 15:50

Wallowa mountains, we rode thru em

Posted: July 25, 2012, 10:50 p.m.

Sunday 22 Jul 2012 15:16

Baker City Miners Jubilee. Oh oh, our climate talk is titled Climate911!

Posted: July 22, 2012, 10:16 p.m.

Sunday 22 Jul 2012 8:32

Sumpter, Or

Posted: July 22, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

Saturday 21 Jul 2012 9:29

Above Prairie City

Posted: July 21, 2012, 4:29 p.m.

Friday 20 Jul 2012 12:45

John Day, Or
Doc Hay's Chinese Medical Office/store/temple/bunkhouse/casino

Posted: July 20, 2012, 7:45 p.m.

Thursday 19 Jul 2012 15:15

John Day Fossil Beds Natl Monument. They have an amazing collection of plant and animal fossils from the area covering a time span including tropical, temperate forest, and grassland climates. They also have an energy neutral visitor center and net positive energy ranger housing.

Posted: July 19, 2012, 10:15 p.m.

Tuesday 17 Jul 2012 13:16

Smith Rocks SP central Oregon, home of world's 3rd most difficult rock climb

Posted: July 17, 2012, 8:16 p.m.

Tuesday 17 Jul 2012 13:13

Leaving Sisters

Posted: July 17, 2012, 8:13 p.m.

Sunday 15 Jul 2012 9:08

Campground at Sisters Oregon. These folks pull a camper trailer and still get 30mpg in contrast to the gas guZzling monster in the background

MEDICATIONS
Vasotec Tablets 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg (enalapril)

Posted: July 15, 2012, 4:08 p.m.

Saturday 14 Jul 2012 18:25

McKenzie Pass

Posted: July 15, 2012, 1:25 a.m.

Saturday 14 Jul 2012 9:08

Great example of mixed use development in Eugene, which has many, and awesome bicycle infrastructure as well. We are starting our across the US ride now.

Posted: July 14, 2012, 4:08 p.m.

Commenting is closed

Glad you guys made use of my house in VT! :P sorry I missed you, Goodluck on the rest of your trek!

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 by jsnow1089

Minneapolis looks lovely. Sounds like they're ready to roll out the cycling red carpet in Rochester for you today. Best of luck as you continue on your journey!

Posted: 18 Aug 2012 by Mary Dillon Kerwin

Dr. Ring, we are looking forward to hearing your important message on Aug. 16th, from 7:00-9:00 PM here in Minneapolis at First Universalist Church (3400 Dupont Ave. S.)

Posted: 11 Aug 2012 by Joy Throm