18 July, 2014

Manhattanhenge 2014

We interrupt this month off the bikes to share a series of photos I took last weekend in New York City. Our good friends Alan and Katrina traveled east to spend a week with us in New Jersey and that nonstop whirlwind tour of city, beach, and amusement park landed us in Manhattan during the […]

27 May, 2014

Great Lakes, but Not-So-Great Roads

For the past two weeks, we have been cycling the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Huron on a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway from Thunder Bay to Sudbury, Ontario. We have been surrounded by beautiful scenery, even if the weather and road surface have been much less than perfect. While the population along the […]

12 May, 2014

Transitioning Seasons and Attitudes

I’ve watched enough Weather Channel over the years to know that Minnesota is notorious for its lengthy, frigid winters. I did not, however, expect to see icebergs on Lake Superior. Nor did I expect to push through the occasional snowdrift alongside Lake Bemidji, or be told we might not get to go canoeing at the […]

29 April, 2014

Hills, Headwinds, and a How-d’ye-do

Hills, headwinds, and hearing “Howdy” everywhere you go aren’t the first things that come to mind when thinking about North Dakota. As part of the Great Plains, we expected pancake flat roads, mostly tailwinds — we were headed East — and lots of not-so-friendly truckers in town for the recent oil boom. Boy were we (and […]

16 April, 2014

Montana’s Cold Shoulder (Season)

The blue skies and unseasonably warm weather that greeted us in East Glacier when we rolled onto the Great Plains didn’t last. Not even twelve hours. We awoke the next morning to a driving snowstorm that only intensified as we headed north towards Browning, capital of the Blackfeet Nation. The snow plastered our clothes, panniers, […]

8 April, 2014

Conquering Sherman Pass and a Goat Udder

We have officially been out longer than ever before and are safe and sound in Eureka, MT. Over the past week, we have ridden in three states (WA, ID, and MT), cycled over our tallest mountain pass yet, and experienced 18 hours on a farm, helping out with both evening and early morning chores. On […]

5 April, 2014

A Shot in the Arm and Pain in the Wallet

Back in April of last year, after spending hours researching and creating what I thought was a reasonable vaccine plan (see details here), the time had come to see if I was close. I called Bartell Drugs Travel Clinic (friends in Western WA can email us for contact information) and was lucky enough to begin […]

29 March, 2014

Serendipity in Orbit

The good fortune that enabled us to make the smoothest of transitions from suburban professionals to unemployed vagabonds has miraculously continued to follow us on the road. Despite Seattle having just broken a long-standing record for rainiest March in recorded history (8.4 inches and counting), we rolled out of the city last Sunday under bright […]

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Not-So-Vital Stats

Cycling
Days on the Road: 98
Countries Visited: 2
Distance Pedaled: 4,885 miles (7,862 km)
Elevation Gain: 157,764 feet (48,087 m)
Flat Tires: 2

Currently Reading
Doug: "Excursions" by Henry David Thoreau
Kristin: "The Efficient Society" by Joseph Heath

Lost Cities (card game)
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Kristin: 4,647 points

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