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Mexico – My Truth

Mexico – My Truth

Entering Mexico I was warned many times that my life was at risk.  I really wasn’t sure what to expect.  Logic dictated that cities that border the US must be the more dangerous cities in Mexico...

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Aguascalientes, Mexico (Sept 16 to 21)

Aguascalientes, Mexico (Sept 16 to 21)

September 16 Some Notes – Today was a day spent in front of my computer.  I started the morning with a Road Show with Brandon and then we did an extended show- The Safari Arie Experience to discuss...

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Is my bike ride in jeopardy?

Is my bike ride in jeopardy?

Is my bike ride in jeopardy? In a single word – yes.  And my mind is so full of chaos that I need to unload everything about my current situation on paper/computer and the trick will be whether or...

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Durango Mexico Part 3 (Aug 25 to 31)

Durango Mexico Part 3 (Aug 25 to 31)

August 25 Km’s Pedalled - 82 km’s Destination - Vicente Guerrero Some Notes - Today was another amazing day thanks to some of the residents of Durango.  Today I am biking with 4 guys (and Adrian who...

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Durango Mexico Part 2 (Aug 18 to 24)

Durango Mexico Part 2 (Aug 18 to 24)

August 18 Some Notes - I spent the afternoon with Roger as he delivered his coffee all around the city.  Of the many stops we made I found myself in pretty fancy country club.  We also ended up...

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I can’t lie

I can’t lie

I still think about you when I least expect it Your face appears before me The feelings creep back. Your smile haunts me My stomach goes tight My eyes stare into eternity The tears begin to well I...

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Durango Mexico Part 1 (August 9 to 17)

Durango Mexico Part 1 (August 9 to 17)

August 9 Km’s Pedalled - 123 km’s (State of Chihuahua - 12 km’s/ State of Durango – 111 km’s) Destination - Bermejillo Some Notes - My only excitement for the entire day was biking through Ceballos...

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Creel Part 2 (July 24 to 28)

Creel Part 2 (July 24 to 28)

July 24 Some Notes – Being Saturday I had actually predicted an unproductive day and the day sort of started that way but by the end of the day I think I made up for an unproductive morning. At...

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Creel Part 1 (July 16 to 23)

Creel Part 1 (July 16 to 23)

July 16 Some Notes - Today was mostly spent talking and hanging with Luis.  Over the last day an intriguing opportunity has presented itself.  Yesterday I considered asking Luis to teach me how to...

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Jewelry Making?

Jewelry Making?

I have no idea if it’s serendipity or foolish folly.  The randomness of meeting and connecting with Luis Vazquez originally of Mexico City currently residing in Creel for the past 30 years.  A...

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Copper Canyon Part 3 (July 12 to 15)

Copper Canyon Part 3 (July 12 to 15)

July 12 Destination - Creel Some Notes - I actually did not sleep very well last night at all.  There was some dog somewhere that would not stop barking all night.  The weather has cleared and...

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Copper Canyon Part 2 (July 9 to 11)

Copper Canyon Part 2 (July 9 to 11)

July 9 Km’s Pedalled - 33 km’s Some Notes - Took a ride out to Cerro del Gallego Lookout Point and back. A beautiful day.  Unfortunately, I had to set my alarm for an 8 am breakfast here.  After...

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Copper Canyon Part 1 (July 7 to 8)

Copper Canyon Part 1 (July 7 to 8)

At the bottom of this blog post you will find an overview and description of the Copper Canyon and El Chepe train route. July 7 Km’s Pedalled - 29 km’s to the ferry plus 30 km’s when I arrived in...

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Cycling the Baja of Mexico in review

Cycling the Baja of Mexico in review

Truthfully, I am not even sure where to start with the Baja.  When I first started this bike ride on November 12, 2019 and planned to bike through a Canadian winter, I honestly expected that every...

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Mexico Baja Part 7 (July 1 to 6)

Mexico Baja Part 7 (July 1 to 6)

July 1 Km’s Pedalled - 31.5 km’s Destination – Tripui Some Notes – I am back on the road.  I headed towards the beach just to check out some of Loreto and it was nice to see along the water and...

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Mexico Baja Part 6 (June 28 to 30)

Mexico Baja Part 6 (June 28 to 30)

June 28 Km’s Pedalled – 69.5 km’s Destination – Loreto Some Notes - I knew that there was risk only sleeping on my tent foot print in the desert.  I didn’t even take my boots off and the sand was...

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Boonjum Tree

Boonjum Tree

I heard about these trees via another cyclist’s bike ride blog post.  So, I was pretty excited about seeing a tree that was endemic to the deserts of Baja California. What information I found on...

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Mexico Baja Part 5 (June 24 to 27)

Mexico Baja Part 5 (June 24 to 27)

I just spent 3 nights in Guerrero Negro and am getting back on the road this morning. June 24 Km’s Pedalled – 142 km’s Destination - 10 km’s north of San Ignacio Some Notes - This morning I was able...

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Mexico Baja – Part 4 (June 19 to 23)

Mexico Baja – Part 4 (June 19 to 23)

June 19 Km’s Pedalled - 77 km’s Destination - Punta Prieta Some Notes - I found my first Boojum tree near my camping spot.  A little ways down the road I found a really nice section of desert that...

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Mexico Baja – Part 3 (June 16 to 18)

Mexico Baja – Part 3 (June 16 to 18)

June 16 Km’s Pedalled - 68 km’s (Strava shut off for a 7 km) Destination - 20 km's south of Puertecitos Some Notes - I think temperatures are above 100F.  So a few degrees lower than my usual but I...

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Mexico Baja – Part 2 (June 11 to 15)

Mexico Baja – Part 2 (June 11 to 15)

I am still in Mexicali preparing for my Mexican Baja leg of my bike ride June 11 Some Notes - I slept like crap last night.  I started this morning with a Road Show.  Thanks to Brandon he mentioned...

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Mexico – My Truth

Mexico Baja – Part 1 (June 9 & 10)

June 9 Km’s Pedalled – 14 km’s to border / 17.5 km’s Mexico Destination - Mexicali Some Notes - Where do I even start about today?  I mean the day started out with a phone call from long time...

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Arizona Part 4 – May 31 to June 4

Arizona Part 4 – May 31 to June 4

May 31 Km’s Pedalled - 41 km’s Destination - 10 km’s from Bullhead City Some Notes – I wrote and posted Arizona Part 3 and I researched and made a bunch of notes for biking the Baja Mexico.  I left...

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Arizona Part 3 – May 25 to 30

Arizona Part 3 – May 25 to 30

May 25 Km’s Pedalled - 74 km’s Destination - 24 km’s to Williams Some Notes – A sunny hot day.  I started this morning with my last views of the Grand Canyon near the visitors center area of the...

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Arizona Grand Canyon Part 2 – May 21 to 24

Arizona Grand Canyon Part 2 – May 21 to 24

May 21 Km’s Pedalled - 24.5 km’s plus a ride all the way to the South Rim Grand Canyon. Destination - South Rim Grand Canyon- Desert View Viewpoint Some Notes - A late start this morning.  But I...

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Utah Part 8 – May 16 & Summary

Utah Part 8 – May 16 & Summary

May 16 Km’s Pedalled - 51 km’s hike and bike (biked 16 km’s on gravel) Destination - Utah/Arizona border Some Notes - Temperatures were great today with even a few clouds. Last night on Google Maps...

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Utah Part 7 – May 10 to 15

Utah Part 7 – May 10 to 15

May 11 Km’s Pedalled - 88.5 km’s Destination – between Bluff & Mexican Hat Some Notes - A different day than yesterday but another physically demanding day.  Cool temperatures this morning again...

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Utah Part 6 – May 3 to 10

Utah Part 6 – May 3 to 10

May 3 Km’s Pedalled – 34.5 km’s hiked and biked Destination – camping on a 4x4 road near Devils Garden Some Notes – A breezy, cool, and overcast morning.  I don’t like the wind at all.  Packing up a...

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Utah Part 5 (April 30 to May 2)

Utah Part 5 (April 30 to May 2)

April 30 Km’s Pedalled – 74.5 km’s (with a little hiking) Destination – camped within a mile of yesterdays spot Some Notes – A sunny hot day.  Little did I know that a mile up the road that most of...

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Utah Part 4 (April 24 to 29)

Utah Part 4 (April 24 to 29)

April 24 Km’s Pedalled - 65 km’s hike and bike Destination - 27 km’s from Green River Some Notes – I am very tired this morning from yesterday and my hands feel like jello from all the dragging (of...

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Utah Part 3 (April 19 to 23)

Utah Part 3 (April 19 to 23)

April 19 Km’s Pedalled - 64.5 km’s Destination - 15 km’s from Bolder City Some Notes - While last night didn’t not get as cold as the last few days I continue to sleep like crap. Which has me...

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Utah Part 2 (April 14 to 18)

Utah Part 2 (April 14 to 18)

April 14 Km’s Pedalled - 59.5 km’s Destination - Glendale (Just East of Zion Bryce Campground) Some Notes – A beautiful sunny day as usual.  The switchbacks getting out of Zion National Park weren’t...

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Utah Part 1 (April 7 to 13)

Utah Part 1 (April 7 to 13)

April 7 Km’s Pedalled - 32 km’s in Arizona plus 21 km’s in Utah Destination - St George Some Notes - A very cold, long night.  I shivered most of the night and my shoulders and back were sore from...

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Nevada Part 4 (April 5 to 6) & Summary

Nevada Part 4 (April 5 to 6) & Summary

April 5 Km’s Pedalled - 62.5 km’s Nevada plus 3 km’s into Arizona Destination – 3 km’s inside Arizona Some Notes - I woke up feeling more normal this morning but I am very weak from barely eating...

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Nevada Part 3 (April 1 to 4)

Nevada Part 3 (April 1 to 4)

April 1 Km’s Pedalled - 65 km’s Destination - Henderson Some Notes – A nice sunny day with possible temperatures into the 30’s/90’s.  I left the Airbnb - 5807 Pastel Colors St, Las Vegas at 11:30...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 days in Las Vegas – Part 10

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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Just the facts.  What are the chances?

Just the facts.  What are the chances?

I met Bruce and Rennee Allen of Grande Prairie, Alberta during my first bike tour on July 18, 2011 and stayed with them for 2 nights.  The reason I met the Allen’s was thanks to my laptop...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 9

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 8

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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How to actually reach your dreams

How to actually reach your dreams

How to actually reach your dreams.  If I had a dollar for every time someone said “someday” I would be independently wealthy.  Do you ever notice that most people don’t actually reach or live their...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 6

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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How much strength must I have

How much strength must I have

How much strength must I have Sure you have strength to move mountains Have you the strength to be me My self hatred of the boy inside me He dare not show his face for shame Hidden in the shadows...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 5

February 8 to 14, 2021 Some Notes -  I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 4

February 2 to 7, 2021 I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 3

If you checked out 60 Days in Las Vegas - Part 2 you will know that I was answering some timely questions sent in from someone following my bike ride.  The following question was also asked by Simon...

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The Plains Cottonwood Tree

The Plains Cottonwood Tree

I came across this particular Plains Cottonwood Tree in Dinosaur Provincial Park.  The information plaque at this tree estimated the tree to be just over 200 years old.  And that it was likely a...

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Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants

In northern California there is a 31 mile section of old Highway 101 where the tallest trees in the world grow.  These trees are called California Coast Redwoods (Sequoia Sempervirens) and this...

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The Smallest of Things

The Smallest of Things

The Smallest Things As if it was yesterdayI never forgot what happened, I never forgot the painThe smallest of things brings me back to those days They say time heals all painTry telling that to the...

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Every Night

Every Night

Every night is the same A single tear rolls down a cheek Every night I am reminded of a lifetime of regrets I would rip out this broken heart to do life differently I look away in absolute shame My...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 2

If you haven’t read 60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 1 I encourage you to go read that first.  There will be a link at the bottom of this post and HERE Interestingly enough only a few days ago literally...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 1

Intro and what this all about Originally, I was going to try turn this particular content into a YouTube series.  For two main reasons – to create more YouTube content and attempt to get better in...

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18 solid reasons to bike tour with a trailer

18 solid reasons to bike tour with a trailer

There are many very good reasons to bike tour with a trailer.  In this post we will explore 18 reasons to bike tour with a trailer.  But if I didn’t know better, I would say there truly is a...

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Some of my favorite Las Vegas murals

Some of my favorite Las Vegas murals

These are some of my favorite murals that I found in Las Vegas Nevada.  I was able to find most of these murals north of the strip heading towards the Fremont District. Click on image to enlarge...

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The Mahogany Tree of Belize

The Mahogany Tree of Belize

This is a blog post to help organize all my personal and online research notes of the Mahogany tree of Belize in one place. Disclosure: The purpose of this post is not about writing a post but...

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Stealth Camping on Bike Tour

Stealth Camping on Bike Tour

Stealth camping on bike tour, this is perhaps a bit of a controversial topic.  Some people believe that it is wrong to camp on someone’s property without permission.  I can’ really argue that...

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Emptying the Monkey Mind

Emptying the Monkey Mind

I have no idea what I am typing or how to go about or layout what is about to be typed.  I have listened to many business and lifestyle advice type podcasts and often heard about the exercise of...

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California Part 11 (Jan 24 to 26) & Summary

California Part 11 (Jan 24 to 26) & Summary

January 24 Km’s Pedalled - 34 km’s Destination - 20 km’s from Shoshone (4 km’s to Salisbury Pass) Some Notes - There was a few side attractions along the main highway yesterday.  I pedalled past...

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California Part 10 (Jan 21 to 23)

California Part 10 (Jan 21 to 23)

January 21 Km’s Pedalled - 41 km’s (CA - 7 km’s & NV - 34 km’s) Destination -Nevada border Some Notes - I was hoping to go to Beatty get my groceries and at least get back up to Daylight Pass....

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California Part 9 (Jan 17 to 20)

California Part 9 (Jan 17 to 20)

January 17 Km’s Pedalled - 77.5 km’s Destination - approx. 30 km’s from Panamint Springs Some Notes – A beautiful sunny day as usual, daytime average temperatures are about 75F/23C.  Ever since...

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California Part 8 (Jan 12 to 16)

California Part 8 (Jan 12 to 16)

January 12 Km’s Pedalled - 57.5 km’s Destination - Claremont Some Notes – With my last night with a roof over my head I went to bed at 2am.  This bed time had me leaving Whittier and on the road...

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California Part 7 (Jan 4 to 11)

California Part 7 (Jan 4 to 11)

January 4 Km’s Pedalled - 75 km’s Destination - south of Toro Canyon Some Notes - Spirits are high and the sun is shining.  I am back on the coast.  I realized that I have been on this section of...

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Homelessness in North America

Homelessness in North America

A blog post about homelessness.  Yup that’s right.  So you might want to skip this post. I use to go to a church that had a purge Sunday.  They intentionally tried to get people to leave the church...

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California Part 6 (Dec 31 to Jan 3)

California Part 6 (Dec 31 to Jan 3)

December 31 Km’s Pedalled - 84 km’s (Strava shut off for about 10 km’s) Destination - Cambria Some Notes - Sometime in the night the tent started to shake from the wind and it never did stop shaking...

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2020 in Review

2020 in Review

If I had to explain or describe 2020 in one word, I think it would be “WOW!!!???”  With a few exclamation and question marks.  I think it’s safe to say this year did not go as planned for anybody....

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Thank you! You guys are awesome!

Thank you! You guys are awesome!

I make every effort to read every comment posted and to either respond or “like” every comment.  From the beginning I have kept a record of my favorite comments/messages. What can I say other than...

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California Part 5 (Dec 25 to 30

California Part 5 (Dec 25 to 30

December 25 Km’s Pedalled - 53 km’s Destination - San Francisco Some Notes – I got a very late start and ended up pedalling all day in the rain and into the dark.  I am camping very close to the...

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California Part 4 (Dec 20 to 25)

California Part 4 (Dec 20 to 25)

December 20 to 25 Some Notes – My productivity has been on and off since getting here in Berkeley.  I am very busy but mostly what I want to do is watch TV, which I have watched plenty of already. ...

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California Part 3 (Dec 12 to 19)

California Part 3 (Dec 12 to 19)

December 12 Km’s Pedalled - 57 km’s (Strava shut off for about 6 km’s) Destination - just past Valley Ford (3.5 km’s) Some Notes - I slept better than expected last night.  And this morning during...

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The Story of Belize

The Story of Belize

I need to thank Tom Barbitta for this blog post.  In a comment from a personal Facebook post Tom asked what the story was with Belize.  Well that's the thing – it very much is a story.  And like...

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California Part 2 (Dec 6 to 11)

California Part 2 (Dec 6 to 11)

December 6 Km’s Pedalled – 64 km’s Destination – Piercy Some Notes – According to the lady that took my money this morning for camping in Burlington Campground (Avenue of the Giants) California is...

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Bike Touring California Part 1 (Dec 1 to 5)

Bike Touring California Part 1 (Dec 1 to 5)

This is Part 1 of an 11 part blog series of bike touring through California.  My route brought down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles and then across and north to Death Valley.  Exiting Death...

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Oregon Part 4 & Summary (Nov 28 to Dec 1)

Oregon Part 4 & Summary (Nov 28 to Dec 1)

November 28 Km’s Pedalled - 82 km’s Destination - Wedderburn Some Notes – A chilly morning as usual but the sun continues to shine.  I bypassed Cape Blanco State Park which was also on my radar to...

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Oregon Part 3 (Nov 24 to 27)

Oregon Part 3 (Nov 24 to 27)

November 24 Km’s Pedalled - 123 km’s Destination - Same spot as last night - the highest mountain peek between Florence and Reedsport Some Notes – A noisy camping spot last night.  I am close to the...

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Oregon Part 2 (Nov 15 to 23)

Oregon Part 2 (Nov 15 to 23)

November 15 Km’s Pedalled - 63.5 km’s Destination - Willamina Some Notes - Based on yesterday‘s experience in the rain I thought today was going to be absolutely miserable.  When I woke up the rain...

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Oregon Part 1 (Nov 10 to 14)

Oregon Part 1 (Nov 10 to 14)

November 10 Km’s Pedalled - 28 km’s Destination - Just outside Fort Steven Some Notes – It rained through out the night.  The tent was a bit on a slope, so not the most comfortable sleep.  And it...

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Washington Part 3 & Summary (Nov 4 to 9)

Washington Part 3 & Summary (Nov 4 to 9)

November 4 to 7 Some Notes - I ended up spending 4 nights with my hosts in Raymond.  As mentioned in the last post the gentleman that pulled over and offered me a warm bed to sleep in Aberdeen was...

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Washington Part 2 (Oct 29 to Nov 4)

Washington Part 2 (Oct 29 to Nov 4)

October 30 Km’s Pedalled - 14 km’s Destination - Just outside Hoh Rain Forest Some Notes – It rained most of the whole night.  The sun actually came out today which is so unbelievable!  With sun out...

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Washington Part 1 (Oct 25 to Oct 29)

Washington Part 1 (Oct 25 to Oct 29)

October 25 Km’s Pedalled - 17 km’s Destination - Near the Fauntleroy ferry Some Notes – Wow, I am on a plane during a pandemic.  So many vacation and travel plans have been cancelled and here I am...

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Haunted by the desires that will never be

Haunted by the desires that will never be

I imagine your touch How smooth and sensual your skin is to me My fingers trembling Looking into your eyes Seeing eternity in the depths Reflecting my hurt and pain so raw My hand runs up your thigh...

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