Paul Aschenbrenner

Paul Aschenbrenner

Paul Aschenbrenner and his 1978 Volkswagen van named Kermit just outside Castorville (which turns out to be the Artichoke Center of the World). Every Tuesday from 10:30 until 2:30 for the last 8 years he waits parked on the side of the road waiting to meet and talk to...
Paul & Chase Skilbeck

Paul & Chase Skilbeck

Thanks to my media guy Matt Butterman I was able to have use of an empty apartment in Berkeley from December 19 to 25.  Due to the Covid situation and students not in school it has left many apartments empty.  Matt is friends with Paul.  Paul is also on Warmshowers. ...
Jim Sweet

Jim Sweet

I reached to Jim via Warmshowers because I didn’t know what else do in such a big city as San Francisco during these Covid times. Jim also turned out to be a professional bike mechanic. We (mostly Jim) spent almost 2 days working on my bike and then he taught me all...
Beverly and Todd Rigby

Beverly and Todd Rigby

I came by the Rigby’s thanks to my aunt Cynthia who use to live in Brooks Oregon a few years back.  It is hard to express how amazing it feels and the morel boost one gets from getting out of the cold, getting a shower and being able to charge your batteries and...
Jake Volz

Jake Volz

I knew Jake originally as a Voortman Cookie distributor when I drove a truck (before this bike ride).  I probably delivered to Jake 7-8 times over the years.  Jake had a lot to do with my Oregon hosting experiences.  On November 14 Jake made arrangements for me to...
Julie – aunt to Jake Volz

Julie – aunt to Jake Volz

Through my friend Jake Volz who I use to deliver Voortman Cookies to in a truck to McMinnville back when I was a truck driver happened to have an aunt living in the town Nehalem where I camped the previous night.  Jake made arrangements with his aunt that I could...

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