Tuesday, June 12, 2007

trip stats

32 days in trip
6,784 miles traveled
212 miles per day
151 gallons of gas
136 hours in saddle

Longest Day : 620 miles in 11 hours

12 states visited in 2 countries

12 National Parks visited

Lowest Elevation : -282
Highest Elevation : ~13,000

Northernmost point : Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Easternmost point : Fort Garland, CO
Southernmost point : Flagstaff, AZ
Westernmost point : Port Orford, OR

the elements
2 times hailed on
2 times snowed on
too many times rained on
0 times struck by lightning
2 junebugs collided with
1 sparrow collided with
2 free range cattle honked at
1 bazillion bugs squished

1 fall off bike
1 time pulled over
0 speeding tickets
0 passengers picked up
1 dead battery
1 downhill bike jumpstart

items lost
petzl headlamp, all my keys, red bandanna, 2 flipflops (partial)

items found
all my keys

2.5 books read
"Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey
"Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bordain
"Best American Non-Required Reading 2006" edited by Dave Eggers

gooey eyes, sore buttcheeks, blisters on hand, broken big toenail, hangover, acute nocturnal stomach pain, sore ribs, crusty boogies, stink foot, cold knees

0 haircuts
0 times shaved
0 bikini waxings
some teeth brushed
2 times vomited

0 souvenirs bought
0 postcards sent

Nicest Locals : Bluff, AZ and Twin Butte, Alberta
Nicest Campground : Sprague Creek, Glacier National Park, Montana
Best Hostel : HI Jasper, Alberta
the last day of the trip and I finally figured out how to make it stop raining : pull over and put all my rain gear on.

Monday, June 11, 2007


I can't believe I've been in Seattle a week!

I saw most of my cousins, did a lot more sleeping on couches, and went out a few times with my cousin Nigel - who is apparently a local celebrity.

I'm leaving this morning and it will probably take until Wednesday night. I'm going through Portland today and then cut over to the coast and ride 101 / HWY 1 all the way home.

Mostly blue skies up here, hopefully it holds up.

See you all soon!

Friday, June 8, 2007

You have new Picture Mail!

Chillin with DJ Rap and cousin Nigel!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


I just layed on a couch for 4 days. It was nice. I saw Vancouver a bit too and met all of Lysanne's friends.

That is my exciting update.

I'm headed to Seattle in a bit, where I think it is raining. Poo. But I can see my cousins. Yay!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Meeting Lysanne and her friends for margaritas and tacos.
Arrived in Vancouvr, BC. New Record! 570 miles today. Really nice scenery, mountains with every inch covered in green trees.