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The Kindness of Strangers, or “the story about Skip and Faye”

Tweet I’ve dreamed of riding the Pacific Coast of the US since sometime in junior high school. On a business trip to California in February of 2007 I borrowed a wonderfully light-weight, woefully under-geared, road racing bicycle from a co-worker … Continue reading

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Scottish Highlands

Tweet July 25th – August 3rd three colleagues and I engaged in two-wheeled shenanigans in a semi-leisurely, mostly-clockwise manner from Newcastle, England to Aberdeen, Scotland. Beers (and whiskey, and boat-loads of cereal bars)¬†were consumed. Gravel was crushed. At least one … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park, Montana

Tweet “Sweet, I’ve got enough frequent-rider points for a free ticket to Montana. Hey Sean, wanna go to Glacier National Park?” my friend Jim asked. And so another bicycle tour was born. Tuesday, August 7th, my affable- and frequent- bicycle-trip … Continue reading

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New Orleans LA

Tweet The first leg of my journey to regain trust in people, including myself, concluded in New Orleans after 2400 miles and two months on the road. I entered New Orleans with an open mind and a renewed sense of … Continue reading

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Donaldsonville to New Orleans LA, 67 miles

Tweet Although I got to bed late, I was still up at 5AM. I tried to make the most of the “complementary” hotel breakfast, having biscuits & gravy, sausage, oatmeal, an apple, four mini pastries and several cups of what … Continue reading

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Plaquemine LA to Donaldsonville LA, 41 miles

Tweet I left my free campsite in a preacher’s back yard in Plaquemine about a quarter to 7AM, and began sniffing out breakfast. After two false starts (cafe’s that had gone out of business), I wound up at McDonald’s for … Continue reading

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New Roads LA to Plaquemine LA, 61 miles

Tweet Leaving New Roads with my newly repaired rear wheel, I stopped for first lunch at the only open restaurant in town, and had the”chicken stew”, a bland concoction on white rice with a slice of white bread. By the … Continue reading

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Port Gibson MS to New Roads LA

Tweet Port Gibson to New Roads Thursday, 1dec2011: I had purchased a quart of denatured alcohol for the Trangia stove at the hardware store on entering Port Gibson. With denatured alcohol the Trangia lit easily and burned much hotter, but … Continue reading

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Greenville MS to Port Gibson, MS

Tweet Thanksgiving in Leroy Percy State Park, Greenville MS I spent Thanksgiving in Leroy Percy State Park. Having no network access of any kind (not even voice cell-phone service), and no mileage goals, I wrote the following in my journal: … Continue reading

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Memphis TN to Greenville MS

Tweet Lingering in Memphis I had second breakfast, of sorts, at Otherland’s Coffee Bar for a coffee & giant oatmeal-raisin cookie. It was a strategic move, being on my way to Downtown, Beale Street and the riverfront, as much as … Continue reading

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