Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Relaxing in a Rock'N-Chair before Rock'N The Rockys

Thanks every one for there comments. Its nice to hear from you all. And to Mellisa im shure would like a place to crash i think my clothes will need to be washed too ,but i think thats a couple of weeks away.

of the boarder to Well since we last "spoke" in Spokane, i have ridden to lake Pend Oreille, pronounced Ponderay Idaho, then Libby Montana met some nice folks there at the F.O.E. learned a lesson or two the peddled just SouthEurica and back south to Whitefish, a little oasis of hippy lawerer who have nothing better to do than ski and eat hummus. But i love it i decided to take a day of sabatical here and enjoy the things i do at home. Drink 6 cups of coffee and read the news paper front to back because for the next two days i will be putting up the great Rockys

Well let me get to the lessons i learned; Don't talk polatics at the Eagles & Dont go to the Eagles Hall if, you have plans the next day. You might meet someone like Rod and Jane Krutze. The first things Rod Krutze a Boiler-maker said to me is "i want to be chapter three in your book", i dont know if there will ever be a book, or if i remember enough form that nite. but i did sleep in there son's bed and meet there dog Daisy who ate my soap and had one hell of a breakfast and now i know if I'm in any trouble i will call Rod Krutze and he will call the Boiler-Makers Union Local and all my problems will be taken care of.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Spokes in Spokane

Hello every one here i am in sunny Spokane feeling good since we last spoke i road from Cle Elum to Vantage Washington on the banks of the Columbia River then stayed the nite in Odessa and was awoken to the spray of the sprinklers arriving here yesterday, staying with Erik.

The body is amazing so on Saturday i road 80 miles and half of that i stupidly road in the heat of the mid day sun i got a sun burn through my shirt and the last ten miles i was fantasizing about the meal i would get in the next town.

I would walk in to the bar and say "i want a tall beer first. Then you largest burger with extra everything"

Well i did just that. I drank the beer like it was water, then scarfed the burger down, the went to the bathroom and barfed it all back up. and the only thing i regretted was that i spent ten dollars on what was now in the toilet. I did talk to the bartender about my trip and she said i could stay in the park in the center of town so i thought that was about ten dollars worth of advice. I headed to the park and spend the next two hours nursing my water bottle and took a nap and then set up camp it was a great site with soft green grass the only problem is that there is a sprinkler that gos off at 4:30 in the morning. The silver lining in that is that i was on the road by five and traveled 70 miles by 11 missing the heat
Here's where the amazingness of the body comes in. That day Erik and i lived it up. We drank coffee at his coffee shop, played Frisbee, drake 8 different kinds of beer and got quite drunk, made an awesome dinner and watched a movie going to bed at one. Thats all after riding 70 miles and waking up at 430

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Day Two

yesterday i got a rain burn and today i got a sun burn, i really didn't get a rain burn i don't even know what that means but i most defiantly got a sun burn. on my arms it makes a kinda cool stripe on the top its bright pink then a perfect line that contoured one of my veins that sticks out then underneath its white its fun !

I traveled to my Aunt Alice's house in North Bend yesterday where she let me sleep in he living room and play with here grand son Justin. He is four and has the coolest collection of trains i am so jealous he could make a track all the way around his house but. I'm getting side tract again in the morning i left there place at around nine and got the the summit of Snoqualmi pass around 1230. About a mile before the pass this guy caught up with me he was 62 years old and had ridden there from Seattle 60 miles away we got to the pass and had our lunch together and said good bye and he was off to ride all the way back, 120 miles. My God! now i cant brag about any thing.

After that it was all down hill to Cle Elm where I'm staying n uncle Jacks trailer
thanks Gregg
well that all for now

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day IX

Nine more days till departure. This morning i just arrived from a shake down ride to Tawana State Park, a couple miles past Belfair, every thing went swimmingly as in all my gear worked perfectly and i also got very wet. I left at at around 3:00 just as a few of raindrops freckled my glasses pulled out my rain jacket then road a mile the sun came back, put it away, road two more miles then put it back on. This time it stayed on for the rest of the day. the warm rain soaked my pants and shoes. Most of it i was wishing for the sun, but when the sun did come it came with hail and a cold wind that turned my toes in to ice cubes.

i know this all sounds like a lot of belly aching and it is. although it was not the ideal weather for a bike ride every think went just as i hoped all my gear stayed dry my tent went up without a problem in i learned that wet toes are something to be avoided. think i need one more trip one that last more than one nite and i will be ready to go.

this Sunday i am planing a bike brewery tour of Seattle so give me a call if you want