June 26, 2010 - Since I wrote about Day 2 it has been over 3 months since I took the ride and the memories are not as fresh in my mind, but the things I want to remember are still there. This may not be as detailed as day one and two, but it will capture the essence of the trip. When I ride, I ride hard and long, but I try to remain prudent to stopping early…Continue
June 25, 2010: Had to pick up the pace a little if I wanted to get to Castle Rock before the witching hour. Again, the miles ahead seemed rather daunting but with each passing mile and the rhythm of the highway faded away any concerns. St. Louis had construction action going on that brought me down to a crawl of the westside of the city, but soon I was back wide open. As the sun began to lift high in the sky the heat began to suck the life out of me, with the CamelBak I was…Continue
Okay, I'm pulling back on the 60 hours for a few reasons. Most folks think I'm crazy to start with, but I didn't want to stress the bike out and needing to be there for work first thing Monday morning. So I'm leaving today, giving me a good four days of travel. I've got the new tire on and have changed my oil. I've looked the bike over and everything looks well, and it is running at the top of its game.
I think that I'll ride I-70 across to Castle Rock, CO and meet up with the…Continue
I've got to take a little business trip to the Mojave just northeast of Barstow California. Instead of flying out there at 30,000 feet in a few hours, I've decided to take a day of vacation and the weekend to travel. It is a choice that I am making and feel, having done a few long distance rides already, that this will be doable. Now, by far, 2,500 miles will be the most I've done in a single one-way ride in any length of time. I have a documented IBA 1,036 miles in 15 hours, and I've done a…Continue