Archive for March, 2014

Inspired by glass

March 31, 2014

Inspired by glass

Seattle has more than rain and amazing food. If you go the Space Needle, make sure that you go to the Chihuly Glass and Garden. The things that can be done with glass are really surprising and inspiring.

YTD as of March 25, 2014

March 26, 2014

Push Ups Pull Ups Plank

January 1,500 310 144.00

February 1,250 250 120.00

March 1,410 310 114.00

Totals 4,160 870 378.00

Crossing southern CA mountains and deserts (Boulevard to Brawley to Palo Verde, CA)

March 21, 2014

Proud of you Anne! What a contrast in weather compared to your East Coast winter!

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California will soon be behind us after four days of biking in cool mountain terrain, then down into desert heat.  We cycled down several thousand feet on the freeway passing plenty of warning signs.  I would have taken a photo of the sign that said “High Winds Next 12 Miles” except I was nearly blown off the freeway as I hung on for dear life as traffic whizzed by.  

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Camping, while usually tranquil, has its own hazards!

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We hugged the ever-present wall (the long brown snake in the photo below) separating the US from Mexico for much of yesterday. Border Patrol SUVs passed us at break-neck speeds. Today we entered the Imperial Sand Dunes. Wild changes in topography.

At the end of a long, hot day of riding, my beverage of choice…!

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Count down: one day until I start my journey across the US!

March 16, 2014

Good luck Anne!

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The sun is shining in La Jolla, CA.  (With 101 days running of sunny skies, my friend, Alison, just returned her rain coat with tags still on it to REI.  What’s the point of a rain coat here?! )  Alison took me to a look-out spot where I could admire the 360′ view.  As I enjoyed the rolling ocean to the west, it was nearly possible to avoid focusing on the (large) mountain range to the east . It turns out that our first day requires quite a bit of climbing to the town of Alpine.  Alpine brings thoughts of snow – the stuff I’ve just escaped from!

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Cool
surfer mobile at Torrey Pines State Beach.

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another test from AD’s computer

March 16, 2014

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March 16, 2014

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