Friday, May 27, 2011

Hakuna Matata

I figure that I won’t spend much time on this post.  I’m in Carey, ID right now.  It’s almost four o’clock, and I’d like to bike for another hour north before I set up for the night.  So I’ll bounce in a few minutes.  

It’s a real kick in the pants that Stuie’s knee went on the IR.  The trip will be different.  I’ll have to eat a dozen eggs at a time instead of six.  I’ll have to rub sunscreen on my back with a plastic stirring spoon.  I’ll have no one to play Nightcrawlers with.  But I’m still excited.  There will be more quiet time, more talking to myself, and more eggs.  

I chilled in the tent last night and felt relaxed.  The Californian megalopolis is behind me, and I’m closer to nature and closer to Michigan.  I need less than 50 miles a day to make it back before Bliss.  I have few worries, now, except for those mountains that will handled next week.  I’ll either bike straight through them quick-like or bike up to Yellowstone and chill amongst them for a bit.  I’ll probably chat with them later tonight about it. 

Okay, I have campground somewhere north calling my name, and I have a date with a peanut butter muffin for dinner.  It doesn’t care that I haven’t showered in two days.  (That’s still shorter than Stuie’s no-shower trip record.)


  1. “Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star.”
    Willis Reed (Retired NBA)
    There are many adventures in life that must be accomplished alone. We know you can do this and look forward to welcoming you home to the Soo.

  2. Hey Man! I am highly jealous of your cross country road trip (not so much the biking aspect of it) but there is so much to see in the world, and being with nature is irreplaceable!! RIDE ON BROTHER! Those mountains are ant hills to your determination and dedication to this journey! See you at BLISS!!!!