"What happens next?"

August 19, 2009...

I'm one of those people that have a hard time focusing on the lyrics
of entire songs. I start out listening to the words closely, but it
seems before long, I am captivated by an idea or phrase sparked by the
singer. It happened recently.

I was listening to a song by Natasha Bedingfield called Unwritten. I can't even begin to tell you what the song is about, but I can tell you that single word sent my brain spinning.


Riding in the rain

August 15, 2009...

11,312 feet!

August 12, 2009...

100 miles!!!!

August 9, 2009...

Today, I pedaled from Green River, Utah to Grand Junction, Colorado. 

It was 100 miles.

Marker 412...

August 2, 2009...

The individual mileage markers keep ticking by: 57, 109, 237, etc.

Today, I reached 412 which equates with being in Wendover, Nevada.

An exhilarating day!

July 31, 2009...

Today was my most invigorating ride of the Extra Mile America Tour. Usually, I like to pass on a message with this blog, but today, I just want to share a story.

The Nevada desert

July 29, 2009...

I am pedaling through the Nevada desert. Today I rode from Lovelock to Winnemucca (72 miles).

Two challenges today (besides staying hydrated!):

1. There are no trees in the Nevada desert. Finding shade is only a dream.

Just one more pedal stroke!

July 27, 2009...

I made it over the Sierra Mountains.

On a bike.

The idea sounded far better in my head than when I actually planned it, but the victory was far sweeter than I ever imagined when I made it to the top of the Carson Pass.

"I Can't"??

July 24, 2009...

"I can't"?? 

Special gifts...

July 21, 2009...

On day #1 of the Extra Mile America Tour (, I interviewed a guy named Joe Ramos. He is a brilliant "documentary photographer" who has donated countless hours taking thousands of pictures of the homeless in San Francisco (Project Homeless Connect.)

Joe is a very humble man...with great talent. It is in both that I was inspired.

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