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Midgets, Meth, and Mountains


A ride that went to the edge...And pedaled OFF!

3,979 miles (6,403 km) over 121 days from June 26, 2009 to October 24, 2009

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Custom bikes, 1-3 months, First tour, Lewis & Clark Trail, Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, TransAmerica Trail, Underground Railroad (UGRR)
Locale: North America, United States
Year: 2009

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/4908

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Linda der Weltenbummler - (contact)

Status: Completed Oct 2009Featured Journal #380
Last update: Tuesday January 5, 2010 16:19 (US/Pacific) (edited Sat 31 May 2014 10:53 (US/Pacific))
315,913 hits since March 7, 2009 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Table of Contents

The Catalyst

Musings and Pre-trip Preparations

      Me
      Ordered the Bike
      Bike Arrived!
      TA-DAA!!
      The first 60 miles are the easiest
      Punting
      More than one way to skin a cat
      What is in a name?
      Richard, Andrew and the Guy Wearing Purple
      Life is what happened while I was busy making other plans
      In a perfect world
      Pink Floyd
      Shakedown!
      Carrier Pigeons, Smoke Signals
      LBS
      Starting to get dizzy
      The Fine Print
      What is in a name? Part Two
      Bon Voyage
      Relations
      Ogallala
      Tires and squirrels.

The ubiquitous equipment list

Der Weg ist das Ziel - Day 1
David and Pamela Save Day 2
One Live Deer - Day 3
Two Dead Deer - Day 4
Ambrosia - Day 5
I keep hearing that word - Day 6
The Beautiful Butterflies - Day 7
Cryogenics Anyone? - Day 8
Tiny Town America - Day 9
Day 10 is all about the Wine
Smoke 'em if you got 'em - Day 11
A Pay Phone? I thought the only ones left were in museums - Day 12
I'm in Hell! - Day 13
When You're Hot You're Hot, When You're Not You're Not - Day 14
Fanatics and If it's not my ass, it's someone else's - Day 15
Laura, Brandon, Marco, Bettina, Ben, and Emma - Day 16
Contest - Day 17
When a Fortune Cookie Nails It - Day 18
ACA HQ - Day 19
God? Is that you? - Day 20
Double #$%&*@#$%& - Day 21
Tomorrow's another Day - Day 22
The Sidewalks - Day 23
The day that even Led Zepplin couldn't help - Day 24
Day 25 - No snappy title required
Yellowstone National Park - Rest Day - Day 26
Jerry Maguire - Day 27
Grand Teton National Park - Day 28
A century...memorable for more than one reason - Day 29
Eden is anything but - Day 30
The Golden Child - Day 31
Gold Star for The Golden Child - Day 32
Bring on the Climbing - Day 33
Courvoisier - Day 34
One of my many faces - Day 35
Eleven Thousand Five Hundred Thirty Eight - Day 36
What's with all the climbing?!?! - Day 37
Rum and Coke - Day 38
International Relations - Day 39
What is that I smell cooking? - Day 40
Butt Crack of Dawn - Day 41
Voodoo Style - Day 42
Satanta or Bust - Day 43
The Best Day Ever - Day 44
Another century - Day 45
The Great Turtle Rescue - Day 46
The Shadow Knows - Day 47
When Linda met Harry - Day 48
Eureka - Day 49
Frick and Frack...Mutt and Jeff - Day 50
Gary and Emily - Day 51
Lebanon or Bust - Day 52
Double "WHAT" Day - Day 53
Girl Scout Cookies - Day 54
The Experts Don't Know Dick - Day 55
Intermission - Day 56
      Three Speeds
      For The Fans
      Update #1
      Update #2 - Retirement Photos
      T Minus
They say Prayer works - Day 57
      The revised ubiquitous equipment list
One Twisted Sister - Day 58
Deputy Fife, Aunt Bee, Opie - Day 59
The Planets Align - Day 60
I think I'm alone now - Day 61
Midgets, Meth, and Mountains - Day 62
Like I said...I'm willing to throw myself on a grenade if necessary - Day 63
I'm Singing In The Rain, I'm Singing In The Rain - Day 64
Please read Page 19. I did say Please - Day 65
Life is what happened while I was busy biking across the country- Day 66
Life in the Bike Lane- Day 67
      Guinness
      The Fugitive
      New BFF
      Second Best Retirement Day of My Entire Life
      Bread Truck
The Princess Bride - Day 68
A story of Whores and Cowboys, Part II - Day 69
Two Statuses - Day 70
The Gulf Coast - Day 71
Rode it like I Stole it - Day 72
Abba - Day 73
Satan's Mistress - Day 74
A lot like Kansas - Day 75
Medic! - Day 76
Alaska or Bust? - Day 77
Lake Butler, Florida - Day 78

      Die Reise war das Ziel - Day 79

Ending on a positive note.


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