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Traveling Will & Robin

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Sun
5
Sep '10

On Gear and Gears

Yo, MTV, let’s rap! A few different people have asked about the gear that is carrying me across the country, and since it’s all gotten me this far successfully I figured I’d share. The Gear A few notes: I originally carried an MSR Whisperlite International stove with a separate cookset. and carried the ubiquitous red […]

Thu
19
Aug '10

And Into the Fire

God, it’s hot.   Luckily, I found this: Eastern Kansas. Western Missouri. Then the Ozarks started. Screw this, I’m going to St. Louis.

Sat
31
Jul '10

Damn! I crossed the Rockies, yo.

I’ve been ensconced in my grandparents’ mountaintop retreat for the last week. I’ve been far too busy chilling all max and relaxing all cool to write here, but as I’m about to get back on the road, it seemed time to squeeze in a little world communication. 24 hours after leaving Durango (and 23 hours […]

Tue
20
Jul '10

The Cruise: Colorado to Mexico

Hola, amigos. I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya, but life’s been throwing me more curves than a Sir Mix-a-lot video. Since I got fired from my job at the carbonics plant a couple a weeks ago I’ve been rolling with my buddy Will and he asked me to write […]

Sat
10
Jul '10

To Zion

I was 22 the last time I toured the Southwest. I had just graduated college, and although I had a job offer at my desired software company, I had no desire to start nine-to-fiving any sooner than absolutely necessary, so I told them I couldn’t start until July. After I spent a couple of weeks […]

Tue
29
Jun '10

The Watermelons of Cedar City

On Saturday evening I was meandering the street of Baker trying to decide which restaurant I wanted to serve me dinner when from across the road I spied two bicycles, loaded and sagging with touring gear. I crossed to the porch of the Lectrolux Cafe and introduced myself to my soon-to-be friends and riding companions. […]

Fri
25
Jun '10

Aeolus, God of Winds

For two days I battled Aeolus. By the start of the sun’s daily descent on Friday I found myself in Baker, NV, war-weary and exhausted, having won at least this battle with my new nemesis. Thursday saw me riding the 84 miles from Eureka to Ely; I had planned for the slog of four mountains […]

Tue
22
Jun '10

English Lads and Water

An unmentioned bit of yesterday: as I was approaching Fallon, NV, chugging up another slow, friendly hill, I spied two errant cyclists headed westward. Once the road returned to its normal carless state, they rolled to my side of the asphalt strip and introduced themselves. Will and Alex, from Kenya and London respectively, are friends […]

Sun
20
Jun '10

Turning Right

This afternoon I turned right. It will be the last turn I have to make for 381 miles. Carson City evaporated behind me like so many prospecting and gambling dreams. In its place, the scenery at the sides of the highway slowly changed to strip-buildings, then the occasional machine shop, and then… nothing. In the […]

Sat
19
Jun '10

Spotlight: Genoa, NV, Gateway to California

Over Carson Pass, I dropped down, down down into the open west. For 10 miles I rode my brakes along the twists and turns of US-88, until I reached Genoa. Literally the western edge of the Great Basin, Genoa was the first settlement in Nevada and the last stop for westward-bound settlers before they entered […]