Tuesday, July 1, 2008


So I'm home. Flying curse true to form, I have a lost bag. *Sigh*. I'll be writing a few longer posts in the future, with pictures. But I just got home, and I need to pack and catch up on errands. And I'm moving this week, so it may take some time. In the meanwhile, here's a couple random trip statistics.

Total distance traveled: 593.31 miles
Longest day (miles): 71.65 miles
Longest day (hours on bike): 6:17:34 hours
Max speed: 48 MPH
Miles added to trip due to dyslexia: 50
Number of flat tires: 0 (!)
Weirdest new word learned: "interesterified" (thanks, Milano Mint Cookies!)
Nights spent in hotel: 1
Nights wished spent in hotel: many
Most useless item thrown away while crazedly trying to reduce our weight: petroleum jelly. Or maybe the umbrella
Most useless item we wish we could have thrown away: Birkenstocks
Most dangerous animal seen: bear
Most awesome food item invented: peanut butter, marshmallow, honey sandwiches
Runner-up: Skittle-stuffed marshmallows


  1. Hey! Sounds like it was a good time, nonetheless. Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday whilst you were in the Adirondacks. That was pretty awesome. Talk to you soon!

  2. congrats!
    I will take your advice and pack light.

    ooo, can you post a map sometime?

  3. Kristin: It was a good time, indeed. It was hit-or-miss with cell-phone reception/Internet, but I'm glad I was able to get you a birthday wish in.

    Kori: I'll definitely post a map whenever I work up the motivation to make some more posts. I got some great pictures, though, so that's exciting.

  4. Skittle stuffed marshmallows?

    It definitely sounds like you guys had an awesome time. I am filled with cycle-based inspiration. A map and pictures would be awesome.

  5. Skittle stuffed marshmallows! Sugar-induced insanity!

  6. Marshmallows (and Milano cookies) proved to be a surprisingly large portion of our diet. We got inventive.