Tuesday 26 Jun 2012 14:44

On my way to Long Island I ran into this funny-looking building.

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Tuesday 26 Jun 2012 11:57

The tower rising from the pit.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 19:59

Ta-Dah!

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 19:46

As fun as dodging cabs in Manhattan is, Central Park is better.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 18:58

View from the bridge.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 18:57

The George Washington Bridge is the only way to cross into Manhattan from the West. Unfortunately you have to ride through a lot of crap to get to it.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 18:28

Storm over Manhattan.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 17:27

9/11 Memorial.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 16:29

Glad I'm in here, not out there.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 15:54

First view of the Freedom Tower.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 15:05

A lot of New Jersey looks like this.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 13:58

So here I am waiting under a bridge in New Jersey for the rain to stop. I was almost smart enough to stop at the McDonald's a mile back, but somehow I decided that the thick black cloud wasn't going to get me.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 13:10

Traffic jam.

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Monday 25 Jun 2012 8:13

I don't think I'll be getting an early start today.

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Sunday 24 Jun 2012 15:33

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Sunday 24 Jun 2012 15:14

Philly.

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Saturday 23 Jun 2012 16:48

So much nicer than riding through the city.

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Saturday 23 Jun 2012 15:53

Outside downtown, Baltimore is pretty ugly except for this funky building.

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Saturday 23 Jun 2012 15:34

Downtown Baltimore.

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Saturday 23 Jun 2012 12:50

Little town's Main Street in Maryland.

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 16:46

The Smithsonian Air & Space museum was the bomb. It was great seeing the actual air & spacecraft, including the Apollo 11 return capsule.

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 13:37

"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice".

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 13:08

A bit larger than life.

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 12:48

The gravestones cover almost every square inch.

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 12:42

It reads "From the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States of America".

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 10:41

Now THAT must be where all the money is.

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 10:31

It's surprisingly small. I don't know how they can fit a residence and offices in there.

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 10:28

Meh, the Treasury Department. I'm pretty sure all the money's at the Federal Reserve.

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Friday 22 Jun 2012 10:09

You never get to see these things as real buildings on TV, their always shot from the perfect angle without all the police and barricades visible.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 22:40

Meet Officer Crawford, the security guard at the Motel-6. He told me of the history of the neighborhood I'm staying in, known as "The Market". It looks pretty scary at night, but it's the wholesale market for the city during the day with fresh meat, clothes, electronics etc.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 20:21

Guys playing polo in the DC ghetto.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 20:02

Found this.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 19:41

Just one more picture of something that's been photographed a billion times.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 19:00

So I was just riding to the Capitol Mall when this funny looking building appeared.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 17:51

I'm officially inside the beltway, the freeway that circles DC.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 15:26

They've.got a really nice 50-mile long bike path to DC called the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.

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Thursday 21 Jun 2012 12:48

On a river road in Virginia on the way to DC.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 2012 14:38

I broke a spoke on Skyline drive and had to come down the mountain into town. There was this really nice little bike shop that fixed me up quickly, but then I had to climb back up the mountain.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 2012 9:27

I met Nathan the amateur wildlife photographer and these two British tourists in the lobby of the lodge where we were all huddled around the wifi. Nathan got an amazing picture of a Black Bear with a little fawn in its mouth. The tourists had been to Peru, Egypt and all over the U.S. All of us kept babbling until they kicked us out at 11pm.

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Tuesday 19 Jun 2012 18:04

It's hard to get a good picture of all the deer I'm seeing. Just as soon as I get close enough with my iPhone, some car comes down the road and the damn thing runs into the woods.

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Tuesday 19 Jun 2012 17:41

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Tuesday 19 Jun 2012 16:56

This guy is hiking all 2184 miles of the Appalachian Trail. He does about 15 miles a day, and has been at it for months now. He was hanging out at a picnic area getting ready to do another 8 miles after lunch. He said he spending less than $10 per day.

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Tuesday 19 Jun 2012 11:35

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Monday 18 Jun 2012 19:20

Finished the BRP, now onto Skyline.

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Monday 18 Jun 2012 18:01

This is the highest point before the end of the BRP. It's all downhill from here!

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Monday 18 Jun 2012 16:45

Meet Turtle Tracking Guy. He's retired from the Park Service and now spends his time watching a population of Box Turtles over a 350 acre area.

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Monday 18 Jun 2012 15:39

I ran out of water and I wasn't sure how far it was to the next source, so I scrambled down to a stream. Try climbing over mossy rocks in biking shoes. I dare you.

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Monday 18 Jun 2012 11:05

Above the clouds.

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Monday 18 Jun 2012 10:10

The Parkway's kinda froggy after the rain. It's 90 miles to Waynesboro, and I'm hoping to stay dry.

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Sunday 17 Jun 2012 18:12

I'm staying at this lodge right on the BRP. Motel-6 quality rooms and a Four Seasons setting.

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Sunday 17 Jun 2012 10:37

Some guy turned an old school bus into the front porch of his house.

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Sunday 17 Jun 2012 9:48

I stayed at the Stonewall B&B last night. Nice place and great food.

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Saturday 16 Jun 2012 11:10

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Saturday 16 Jun 2012 10:54

I'm trying to take a picture of something ugly. Still can't do it.

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Friday 15 Jun 2012 16:59

So I booked this B&B because it's one of the few places to stay where I am along the Parkway. Funny thing is, when I show up nobody's home. I ended up waiting on the porch for just a few minutes. It ended up being the nicest place I stayed in for the whole trip.

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Friday 15 Jun 2012 15:33

Going up?

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Friday 15 Jun 2012 15:06

Old country house.

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Friday 15 Jun 2012 13:29

You can see into Virginia from here.

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Friday 15 Jun 2012 12:21

One really nice thing about the Parkway is that the few cars that pass you aren't going that fast.

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Friday 15 Jun 2012 11:26

Goodbye Boone. It was a little jarring to have traffic after two days on the BRP with few cars, but it was great to have easy access to food.

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Thursday 14 Jun 2012 14:55

Food is hard to find along the BRP. I managed to scavenge this $2 box of cookies at a visitor's center.

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Thursday 14 Jun 2012 14:46

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Thursday 14 Jun 2012 11:57

There's really just no ugly parts to this.

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Thursday 14 Jun 2012 9:46

Riding along the BRP there are only a few places to stop. Since there were no cheap motels here, I was forced to stay at this mountain resort.

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Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 18:10

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Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 16:55

Top of a big-ass climb.

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Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 16:41

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Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 16:01

Wild turkey totally unconcerned about me.

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Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 15:27

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Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 15:10

Found it!

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Wednesday 13 Jun 2012 14:24

Asheville has a funky little downtown.

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Tuesday 12 Jun 2012 18:22

I had to do a lot of climbing to get to this one.

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Tuesday 12 Jun 2012 17:52

Heading into the Appalachian Mountains.

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Tuesday 12 Jun 2012 17:43

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Tuesday 12 Jun 2012 11:47

Little back roads are the best way to go.

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Tuesday 12 Jun 2012 11:02

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Monday 11 Jun 2012 13:58

Monument to the Mosquito.

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Monday 11 Jun 2012 9:57

I'm trying to ride between waves of rain. Yesterday I made the mistake of checking into a motel when it started raining hard, only to see it stop an hour later.

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Sunday 10 Jun 2012 11:55

Wet day. I'm trying to get some miles in before the heavy rain hits.

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Saturday 9 Jun 2012 15:19

There are a lot of very pretty old houses on these back roads.

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Saturday 9 Jun 2012 12:31

Signs of progress in Georgia.

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Saturday 9 Jun 2012 12:12

Nice to see a little space between the houses.

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Friday 8 Jun 2012 19:32

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Friday 8 Jun 2012 15:28

They seem to be pretty proud of their airmen here.

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Thursday 7 Jun 2012 17:43

Just pretty.

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Thursday 7 Jun 2012 12:33

An old cemetery way down an isolated country road.

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Thursday 7 Jun 2012 11:28

Cute back country road.

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Wednesday 6 Jun 2012 18:38

There's a lot of this in Alabama; small rolling hills and forest.

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Wednesday 6 Jun 2012 18:05

Meet Sammy, Tammy and friends. They live in what Sammy describes as the richest town in Alabama, with 30 old-money millionaires from the Lumber Mills.

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Wednesday 6 Jun 2012 16:34

I got rained on again, but it was nothing compared to yesterday.

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Wednesday 6 Jun 2012 12:37

Right out of Driving Miss Daisy.

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Tuesday 5 Jun 2012 18:11

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Tuesday 5 Jun 2012 17:53

I got rained on a bit, but it was nice.

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Tuesday 5 Jun 2012 17:35

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Tuesday 5 Jun 2012 17:02

Nice tree-lined parkway.

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Tuesday 5 Jun 2012 13:47

These states are definitely getting smaller.

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Monday 4 Jun 2012 18:36

White sandy beaches and mansions on the gulf.

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Monday 4 Jun 2012 18:22

Finally a bike and pedestrian friendly bridge!

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Monday 4 Jun 2012 17:00

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Monday 4 Jun 2012 16:10

Old civil war fort.

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Monday 4 Jun 2012 15:47

Ready for the next great flood.

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Sunday 3 Jun 2012 12:52

Look what I found in New Orleans!

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Saturday 2 Jun 2012 16:03

New Orleans is the least bike-friendly city I've ever ridden in. Every bridge across the river is closed to bicycles, so the only way across is by ferry, half of which are closed on the weekends.

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Saturday 2 Jun 2012 13:26

Nice empty bike path along the river.

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Friday 1 Jun 2012 18:32

I haven't heard any banjos yet.

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Friday 1 Jun 2012 17:00

The only hills in Louisiana are its bridges.

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Friday 1 Jun 2012 14:45

Historic Franklin.

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Friday 1 Jun 2012 12:42

Anyone wanna buy a plantation?

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Friday 1 Jun 2012 11:11

Now that's how you build a house on a flood plain!

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Friday 1 Jun 2012 10:56

Meet Terry, Mark and Derick. In addition to warnings about certain areas of Houma (where I plan to stay tonight), they suggested I don't stay in New Orleans' 9th Ward.

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Thursday 31 May 2012 12:25

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Thursday 31 May 2012 11:58

Reminds me of Peru.

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Thursday 31 May 2012 11:04

Had a little rain and even some lightning. It was nice.

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Wednesday 30 May 2012 17:29

Definitely Louisiana.

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Wednesday 30 May 2012 15:57

Gotta love the old tire swing.

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Wednesday 30 May 2012 13:54

More zombie apocalypse shelters.

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Wednesday 30 May 2012 13:20

So it only took 7 days to get to Texas, but 10 to cross it. Big goddam state.

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Wednesday 30 May 2012 11:25

Definitely not in the desert anymore.

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Tuesday 29 May 2012 16:47

There's a zombie fortress in every small town I pass. Apparently they know something we don't.

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Tuesday 29 May 2012 11:50

Glad to be leaving Houston. Maybe it was just the route I chose, but what I saw was a dump.

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Monday 28 May 2012 13:46

I was briefly mistaken for Lance Armstrong in this McDonald's. Apparently he lives in this area and is seen riding from time to time.

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Monday 28 May 2012 9:43

These Norwegian carpentry students are seeing a bit of Texas before they move on to New Orleans to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

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Sunday 27 May 2012 17:34

I was wondering what they got the name of the movie from.

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Sunday 27 May 2012 16:19

Pretty day on a country road.

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Sunday 27 May 2012 11:00

So I spent the night at Dave and Brandi's Bed and Breakfast in Austin. It was a nice place with great food and the price was right, but this little kid kept threatening me.

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Saturday 26 May 2012 16:19

Austin has some nice suburbs and pretty scenery.

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Saturday 26 May 2012 14:22

Meet Don. He retired from the Navy with a disability 40 years ago and has lived in Dripping Springs ever since. He's thinking of moving to a smaller town though, since all those people from Austin are making it too crowded.

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Saturday 26 May 2012 12:11

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Saturday 26 May 2012 11:20

I finally found a steer!

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Friday 25 May 2012 19:04

I've seen mules, goats, sheep, llamas and ostriches. Everything except cows.

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Friday 25 May 2012 16:11

I rode along the I-10 all the way from Tucson. Goodbye my friend, I hardly knew ye.

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Friday 25 May 2012 11:02

Nice rolling hills, not too hot, pleasant day.

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Friday 25 May 2012 9:03

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Thursday 24 May 2012 11:29

Everything is bigger in Texas.

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Wednesday 23 May 2012 17:16

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Wednesday 23 May 2012 16:54

If there's a bright center in the galaxy, this is the point farthest from it.

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Wednesday 23 May 2012 16:26

Just a beautiful day.

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Wednesday 23 May 2012 14:30

Nice tailwind and a good road. Another easy 100.

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Tuesday 22 May 2012 18:03

Meet Dave. He used to be a director for a tech company, and retired with his wife by buying an old motel here. We talked for about an hour on everything from pot legalization to hiking in Peru.

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Tuesday 22 May 2012 17:29

Riding straight into the rain.

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Tuesday 22 May 2012 16:46

Storm on the horizon.

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Tuesday 22 May 2012 15:15

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Tuesday 22 May 2012 11:59

Just a nice little climb.

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Tuesday 22 May 2012 10:05

Texas is big. Trying to get 100 miles into a headwind. Austin on 27th, New Orleans by 1st or 2nd.

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Monday 21 May 2012 16:26

A nice little climb and the first clouds I've seen in 10 days.

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Monday 21 May 2012 13:50

These are some folks in Fort Hancock eating lunch at Angie's Restaurant, and talking about the vaporizing pressure of liquified natural gas at 100 degrees.

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Monday 21 May 2012 12:42

Tractor drafting!

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Monday 21 May 2012 11:54

This funny little guy was hanging out at a farm-country gas station.

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Monday 21 May 2012 11:03

Huge headwind, only going 12mph. Managed to draft off a speeding tractor for a bit, but then he had to turn.

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Sunday 20 May 2012 15:30

One nice thing about the border fence in El Paso - it provides some nice shade.

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Sunday 20 May 2012 13:42

Nice change from the desert. A little headwind but cooler.

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Sunday 20 May 2012 11:47

Woo-hoo! New tire AND a spare. On my way to El Paso.

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Sunday 20 May 2012 10:50

Here I am rolling along at 5mph through Las Cruces on a destroyed rear tire. Heading to the only bike shop in town.

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Saturday 19 May 2012 20:00

So when Terry and I were talking about riding to Dallas together he bought a spare tire. I brought one along on my first tour, but later decided it was overkill. After all, you can start with new tires and patch one with a tire "boot" in an emergency. I figured I'd pick up a spare somewhere along the way.
Unfortunately I got about five flats between Benson AZ and Lordsburg NM, and in one of the changes I created a pinch between the tube and the rim. As soon as I rode away it blew with enough force to destroy the tire bead that grips the rim. That's something a tire boot can't fix. I played with it and it held for another fifty miles, but it finally fell apart six miles before Lordsburg. Since it was unfixable, I had to ride those last six miles on a flat, pulling in to the first hotel just as it was getting dark.
This little town barely has a grocery store much less a bike shop, so I ordered some new tires and tubes online and had them overnight-shipped here. Since I didn't place the order until late Friday however, I've had to spend all day Saturday hanging out at the hotel. I got a little work done, but otherwise I'm eager to get back to it. Hopefully they'll show up tomorrow morning and I'll be on my way to Las Cruces.

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Friday 18 May 2012 19:54

I knew I would find myself on this journey.

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Friday 18 May 2012 19:42

That little silhouette of a cyclist is me. I don't know if you can pick it out in these tiny pictures.

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Friday 18 May 2012 19:34

New Mexico: high desert, high winds.

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Friday 18 May 2012 17:09

At Mexico (new) border.

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Friday 18 May 2012 15:40

I met this guy at a gas station in Bowie AZ. He was very proud of his six-shooter, and eagerly told me about Arizona's open-carry law and how the NRA is really protecting our freedom of speech and religion.

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Friday 18 May 2012 15:18

High winds at my back, but dust storms ahead.

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Friday 18 May 2012 14:24

Some jerk at the Arizona Department of Transportation decided to grate the entire shoulder for about six miles, and leave it that way!

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Friday 18 May 2012 13:53

MASSIVE tailwind! If my bike had a couch I'd just sit and steer. Doing 30mph and barely pedalling.

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Friday 18 May 2012 13:50

I'm glad I didn't try to stay in Willcox. The hotels aren't very inviting.

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Friday 18 May 2012 11:01

Just some pretty rocky mountains.

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Friday 18 May 2012 10:49

Just finished a big climb.

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Friday 18 May 2012 8:48

First real green I've seen in Arizona.

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Thursday 17 May 2012 21:28

The most beautiful site. I did 113 miles today, about 15 more than I intended, when I arrived here just as it was getting dark. My ass hurts (from the ride, thank you) but I got a nice room with a fridge, microwave and wifi for $44.

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Thursday 17 May 2012 16:24

These guys did a nice job cleaning up my drivetrain. Off to Benson!

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Thursday 17 May 2012 15:03

Getting my bike's drive train cleaned and wandering the ASU Tuscon campus. This is their old main building.

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Thursday 17 May 2012 9:34

Truck stop Adult Boutique with a view.

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Thursday 17 May 2012 9:29

Here's Shelby's blooming Suagaro.

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Thursday 17 May 2012 9:06

Jealousy. I'm riding on cobblestones and the freeway shoulder is perfectly smooth. 45 more miles to Tuscon.

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Wednesday 16 May 2012 14:30

Solar powered potato chips.

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Wednesday 16 May 2012 13:04

Ahhh...civilization.

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Wednesday 16 May 2012 8:57

Lots of funny looking trees out here.

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Wednesday 16 May 2012 8:20

The road to Maricopa. It's not too hot yet, and I hope to get there before it is.

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Wednesday 16 May 2012 7:35

This is Gila Bend.

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Tuesday 15 May 2012 16:15

Dust devils on Mars.

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Tuesday 15 May 2012 13:30

Half of these containers are from China.

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Tuesday 15 May 2012 10:59

Meet Pierre and his wife. They're from Paris and traveling across the U.S. by car. They just came from the Grand Canyon and are heading to San Diego now. Very nice and inquisitive couple.

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Tuesday 15 May 2012 9:03

Long lonely road.

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Tuesday 15 May 2012 7:46

Leaving Wellton behind, Gila Bend in 90 miles.

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Monday 14 May 2012 20:12

Venus over the Arizona desert.

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Monday 14 May 2012 18:28

Arizona can be pretty when it wants to.

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Monday 14 May 2012 13:47

Meet John the prospector. He travels by bike or his home-made canoe between his secret sites looking for silver and gold. He's looking forward to coming up with enough to buy a fixer-upper desert home for about $20k. He says he's getting too old for sleeping outdoors.

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Monday 14 May 2012 11:07

Yep, definitely desert.

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Monday 14 May 2012 10:04

Beautiful day.

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Monday 14 May 2012 9:36

There's a lot of this.

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Monday 14 May 2012 8:45

How much Gatorade do you need for 50 miles in 100+ heat?

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Monday 14 May 2012 8:04

Goodbye Calexico, it's been bueno.

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Sunday 13 May 2012 14:17

30 miles through the Yuha desert at 108 degrees. Extra water and Gatorade!

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Sunday 13 May 2012 13:48

Big descent down into the desert.

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Sunday 13 May 2012 13:00

The border wall actually exists! It's pretty big and ugly.

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Sunday 13 May 2012 12:34

Finally at the summit, 4000 feet. It's all downhill from here!

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Sunday 13 May 2012 12:06

Ksenia and I stayed at Live Oak Springs Resort, heading to Calexico. The "Resort" was built in the forties when old highway 80 was the only west road to San Diego. It's still cute, but a little worn down. Getting there was really tough. Ordinarily I would stop about every two hours but I was in a huge hurry to get there before dark. I ended up riding almost six hours with only two brief stops for snacks.

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Saturday 12 May 2012 11:43

This is as close as I got to the Pacific. I would've loved to do the "touch the back wheel in the ocean" thing, but I was in a hurry. I had to get in & out of the bike shop and on my way to Live Oak Springs.

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Saturday 12 May 2012 11:06

Headed from my house towards the ocean around 11am to get to the only bike shop in town that could replace my broken shifters immediately.

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San Diego to NYC on a regular road bike and staying in hotels.

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You made it! Congratulations on your cross country tour. So proud of you! Love, Mom

Thanks for all the great pictures.

Charlottesville, great area.
Be prepared to a lot of time in DC. That area around the Capitol is one of the most interesting places in the world.

Thanks for the offer Don, but I'm heading from Charlottesville to DC and then up through Baltimore, so that's a little out of my way.

My brother, Mark, lives in Lovettsville, Virginia, almost on the Potomac at the Virginia, WV, Md border. I can ask him to put you up for the night and serve you a good dinner. Looks like you're headed that way. The end is in sight, except for 200 miles of ungodly traffic.

Beautiful country, but you are starting to look a little grizzled...Love, Mom

I feel gyped that there were no florida pictures

You are seeing some great county. Love your photos and comments. Love, Mom

you will have to let us know your thoughts on Boiled Peanuts.

Hoo-rah Dave! 13 miles should burn about 4 calories per pound (i.e. 4*250=1000). Just do that every day for the rest of your life!

Your visit inspired me to get up this and ride 13 miles this morning.

Curse this Austin wind!

I see that you are nearing lance's home. Good luck from here on.

Happy Birthday to you! Love, Mom

The loneliness of the long distance runner... Keep the faith. I am beyond impressed.

Good luck, Gary! Keep in mind that there are plenty of fellow bicycle tourists out there willing and eager to give you a place to crash for a night or other help! Check out WarmShowers.org if you haven't already.
Clear skies and good tailwinds to you, my friend!

Just a week ago we were in Sedona, AZ. The weather was a bit cooler. I've ridden on broken pavement and it isn't fun. I hope you didn't have to ride on it all the way to Tucson.

Following you from Canada. Good luck with your trip!!

Looks like a great trip so far. 108 degrees, wow. Are the saguaros blooming?

It's looking pretty hot out there! Take Care, Love, Mom

You go Gary! Everyone at the mother's day bash says "hi" and good luck! Hope tomorrow isn't as hot for you. Be careful!