Monthly Archives: January 2016

Profile Response: Randy of Randy Hamburgers, Stone Cabin, AZ

The yin and yang of the United States is that we are simultaneously tough and tender. We love our guns. We love our violence and our football. We love to throw our weight around the world. But we also wear … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 211 – El Paso, TX to Fort Hancock, TX

January 25, 2016 – Overcast, 50 degrees Miles Today: 52 Miles to Date: 10,823 States to Date: 28  My couchsurfing host Miguel cooked me a remarkable Columbian breakfast and pedaled with me downhill to his lab at Texas Tech Medical … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Myra and Michael Fisher, Yuma , AZ

More than fifty years ago Michael Fisher came upon a girl breaking into his high school locker in Longview, WA. Turns out Myra had the same locker the year before and was inquisitive about its new occupant. They started dating. … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 210 – El Paso, TX

January 24, 2016 – Sun, 60 degrees Miles Today: 18 Miles to Date: 10,771 States to Date: 28 For me, El Paso is ripe in memory. I’ve been here four or five times, all during 1977-1978 when I was a … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Teresa and Bill Meister, Brawley, CA

The afternoon I entered California, almost two months ago, I pedaled past Pelican Bay Prison and stayed at the home of that prison’s social worker. More than one thousand miles later, I spent my last night in the Golden State … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 209 – Columbus, NM to El Paso, TX

January 23, 2016 – Sun, 60 degrees Miles Today: 72 Miles to Date: 10,753 States to Date: 28 Everything was easier today. The distance was shorter, the pavement smoother, the wind lighter, the grades shallower, the shoulder wider. I left … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 208 – Portal, AZ to Columbus, NM

January 22, 2016 – Sun, 60 degrees Miles Today: 98 Miles to Date: 10,681 States to Date: 27 The spirits of New Mexico must be unhappy that I plan to spend only one night in their beautiful state on this … Continue reading

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