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Friday, June 27, 2008

Kid Camping Yoga

Skyler & Ben strike a pose on the picnic table after we've JUST FINALLY arrived at our campsite around 7:30. Monumental stupidity on our part to leave Alameda @ 5pm. Not my idea. Need I say more?

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Getting ready to launch- seems to be a shortage of rental paddles

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fast Company- 30May08

Flashing back to the trip, this is my favorite of the cornering movies. Robo and Speed Chris were really pushing the pace- watch SC's line in the curves! No chicken strips on these tires. Robo later suggested I reinstall my shoulder patches with velcro like the old WWII pilots in case of 'capture'. I might have to think about that.

For those priveleged few with the .avi collection, this is an excerpt of MVI_1624.

Short Ride

Ben got to start the motor today and took a short ride (with me driving of course) down the driveway.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

People Paddle for the Planet, part 1

Hi All-

This Sunday Benjamin and I take to the water in Foster City. We are kayaking as part of an eco benefit. Would you be willing to pledge a contribution to the cause? You can contribute here at our personal page:

The photo is from May 4th, when I took Skyler on a related event. Thanks for your contributions!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

World Record Chalk Art

We're at the old Alameda Naval Air Station working as part of the World's Record Largest Chalk Drawing today. Beautiful weather for it, lots of people out, Lucy the rental dog with us.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Riding the Dragon

Hi All-

Here's the 1st of the promised videos. I had to drop the resolution to make it small enough. Original quality is much higher. This is the pilot's view of riding a section of Deal's Gap, aka the Tail of the Dragon. The speeds are pretty conservative because it was Saturday with lots of traffic and enforcement. Enjoy, and I hope you don't get too motion sick watching!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Iron Butt

Owww. Hard to get moving this a.m. Ready to roll, 6:15 AZ time. Last day!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Higher & Dryer

At a rest stop about 50 mi E of Amarillo. Strong wind from south, riding on my left ear all day. Stopped to wet myself (soak my shirt, that is) for natural AC. Bike working well but mileage dropping due to increasing altitude and possibly lower humidity,

Rider of the Storm

currently at breakfast/gas stop 50 mi W of OK City. Wild crosswind today, but temp/humidity is much comfier. Left Ft. Smith today 6 a.m., passed thru OK City @ 9; slowdown there for an overturned cattle truck. They were herding the cattle off the freeway into a makeshift pen. Yesterday too hot & humid all day. Drove thru thunderstorm & what looked suspiciously like a funnel cloud about 40 miles into Arkansas. Glad all that's behind me!
Today trying to hit Winslow AZ to qualify for Iron Butt 1K.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Fueling in W Memphis, AR. Odo turned over 50K between Nashville & Memphis. Hot & humid! Some rainy spots.

Homeward Bound

9am local and time to go. We were woken up today by thunder and rain, but it's clearing now and cooler. Nice! hoping to reach between Little Rock and OK City by tonight.