Thursday, May 7, 2009

Well, it looks like its on. Arrived in LA today amid "Swine Flu", massive fires north of LA in Santa Barbara and winds in excess of 45 mph. Wow, now that's exciting. My bicycle is in the process of being reassembled and should be ready by tomorrow morning. I have flown to California many times but as I peered from the airplane I viewed the terrain from a totally different perspective. Where before I saw the beauty of the mountains and deserts from 35 thousand feet, I now see them as a barrier trying to impede my goal of succeeding in crossing the country on my bike.
One of the changes I have noticed in my travels is that most hotels/motels offer free wifi or high speed Internet, Because of that, I can sit here in my hotel room and keep in touch with civilization without being exposed to the elements. The biking begins Sunday and am looking forward to it.
Shout out-Mr. Metzka's 6th hour history class. YOU GUYS (AND GIRLS) ROCK!!


  1. Good Luck!
    The longest bike trip I ever took was as a summer camp counselor last summer-only 355 miles.

    I can't wait to read about your trip, hope your bike has a comfortable seat :)

    JesseC '08

  2. Way to go Champ!!! This might be a little tougher than that morning commute that we shared some 28 years ago every morning from Washington to EP. Godspeed.