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Sweatin' like a whore on a cowboy payday!


This isn't going to be the "prettiest" trip done of Route 66...but it is going to get done!! And then some other parts of the country are going to get done.

3,224 miles (5,188 km) over 487 days from April 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, Multi-segment, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East
Locale: North America, United States
Years: 2010, 2011

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/6743

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Linda der Weltenbummler - (contact)

Status: Completed Jan 2012Featured Journal #442
Last update: Saturday January 7, 2012 21:58 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 27 May 2012 18:08 (US/Pacific))
457,322 hits since April 11, 2010 (hitcounts updated nightly)
1,663 pics

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Roy's Cafe. Another Route 66 icon. Amboy, CA. Population 5...I think. It used to be a ghost town but the town is on its way back...I hope. I really think I did a fabulous job lining this shot up if I do say so myself.


Table of Contents

How did I get here? And why am I doing this to myself again?!?!
Getting to the Starting Gate - Day 1 on the train
Getting to the Starting Gate - Day 2 on the train
Getting to the Starting Gate - Day 3 on the train
In LA - Bumming around - Day 1
In LA - Bumming around - Day 2
In LA - Bumming around - Day 3

      Sweatin' Like a Whore on a Cowboy Payday!

Day 1 - F*** Beverly Hills!
Day 2 - Impressive Women
Day 3 - PoWM
Day 4 - My Balls
Day 5 - Still Waiting
Day 6 - The Rash from Hades
Day 7 - Are we experiencing an earthquake?
Day 8 - Daughters boyfriend's grandmother
Day 9 - Casa del Desierto
Day 10 - Japanese Anime vs. Bugs Bunny
Day 11 - A Midget Nightcap
Day 12 - Rode Hard And Put Up Wet
Day 13 - Amboy, CA
Day 14 - Goffs, CA
Day 15 - "Somebody's Going to Emergency" - Don Henley
Day 16 - Black n Blue
Day 17 - Do you have any idea how loud sprinklers are when they go off next to your head?
Day 18 - Packin' Up and Movin' Out
Day 19 - Heavy Sigh
      Hiatus
      Hiatus Update
      Haitus Update #2
      As promised
      One day before getting kicked to the curb
Day 20 - Big Brass Balls
Day 21 - For the Record
Day 22 - Color me Blonde
Day 23 - Girding Our Loins
Day 24 - Have tweezers, Will travel
Day 25 - Two fine gentlemen with no names (this should be a movie title)
Day 26 - The KOA Laundry Room
Day 27 - My profound apologies to the Eagles (and to you readers, of course, for what you put up with)
Day 28 - A mouse farts
Day 29 - Ms. Franklin Sings
Day 30 - No Pain. Pain. My new slogan
Day 31 - The Marines have landed
Day 32 - Something is wrong in my head
Day 33 - Ibuprofen Drip
Day 34 - Set myself on fire
Day 35 - Oh, my aching....back?
      Housekeeping
Day 36 - Rick and Phyllis
Day 37 - An endurance test while being fueled by ice cream
Day 38 - "Going to the Mattresses"
Day 39 - Satanta or Bust...Again
Day 40 - Anal Glaucoma
Day 41 - Happy Mother's Day
Day 42 - Why can't I seem to pass a hospital/clinic/urgent care on this trip without stopping?
Day 43 - A shaman
Day 44 - Herb Garden
Day 45 - Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
      The Disclaimer
Day 46 - Bennie gives me a gift
Day 47 - Satanta Days
      Powering Down
      Powering Down Update
Day 48 - Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard (sort of)
Day 49 - Sarah Lois Vaughan
Day 50 - The odds are astronomical - A story about Tim Trepanier
Day 51 - A massacre in the backyard
Day 52 - Someone funnier than me
Day 53 - INCOMING!!!
Day 54 - "My God! It's so hot out there the dogs are exploding!"
Day 55 - It's only money, right?
Day 56 - Paint-eating Nano Organisms
Day 57 - Too many titles to choose from. Feel free to come up with your own and post it on the Guestbook
Day 58 - An angel named Tina
Day 59 - Robotic Dictator
Day 60 - Tour de Pastry
Day 61 - The Grinder
Day 62 - Stick a fork in me
Day 63 - Spa Treatment for The Hell Bitch
Day 64 - A couple of screws loose...The Hell Bitch and her rider
Day 65 - Incognito
Day 66 - Moni Revisited
Day 67 - Joplin, MO
Day 68 - Do street walkers rest on Sunday? I don't want the street walkers' union after me for breaking union rules
Day 69 - Boxers or Briefs
Day 70 - I agree. We could use a Fountain of Smart
Day 71 - Bennett Springs is just as beautiful as it was the last time I was here
Day 72 - Here. Hold my beer and watch this!
Day 73 - All gave some. Some gave all
Day 74 - Can someone research crack whore union rules for me, please?
Day 75 - Break Day! Again
Day 76 - Better late than never
      Sidebar
Day 77 - A day of ups and downs
Day 78 - Greg, Pete, John
Day 79 - Cranking is my new name
Day 80 - Almost a century
Day 81 - I'm Linda. I'm one day away from finishing another epic journey
Day 82 - "Never give up, never surrender!"
      Resting on Juanita and Jamie's couch doesn't exactly go as planned
Day 83 - Going home
Day 84 - I can smile enough for 2 people
Day 85 - INCOMING! Part II
Day 86 - Tastes like chicken?
Day 87 - A petition for the Michigan State Legislature
Day 88 - The Biking Hoes and Love Links
Day 89 - Long-haulers Nirvana
Day 90 - Nirvana Break
Day 91 - 4 Fuses Only. NO Vacancies!
Day 92 - I wish I were a Real Woman of Genius

      Pause for the Cause

Day 93 - Snowman holding a candy cane. (I feel like I'm speaking in code.)
Day 94 - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline
Day 95 - Straight trippin' balls

      Groveling

Day 95 Supplemental
Day 96 - Busted on a charge of allegedly obtaining a Sugar Daddy
Day 97 - Tim, Mike, and Steven. The start of a beautiful friendship.
Day 98 - Tim, Mike, and Steven. Day 2 of a beautiful friendship.
Day 99 - The miracle elixir
      Stripes. John: "Training, Sir." Platoon: "Training, Sir." General: "What kind of training, son." John: "Army training, Sir."
      Dog days of summer
      Score: Buca - 1, CWFFs - 0
      Family
      "What's your point?"
      Herding cats
      Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Day 100 - Any Physicists in the crowd?
      More Groveling
Day 101 - Radar O'Reilly, "Choppers. Incoming."
Day 102 - Does a bear shit in the woods?
Day 103 - My kingdom for a spare tube.
Day 104 - "Who's Paula!?!"
Day 105 - Niagara Falls
Day 106 - Final Miles

      Ubiquitous Equipment List

      Final Words

      Post Script


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