September 07, 2005 GMT - Voyage of the Beagle, Summer 2005
As I was setting up my last camp at the Laguna Seca race track--the only campgrounds in all of Monterrey apparently--a couple came by in their truck. "Ah-ah-ah," the man said to me as he wagged a finger. "You can't camp here."
August 17, 2005 GMT - Deadman's Curve; No Place to Play
Went to the world famous Rock Store today, a cafe along the Mulholland Highway at which every LA motorcyclist from Marlon Brando to Jay Leno likes to hang out and be one of the guys. It was closed.
August 13, 2005 GMT - Divide
Excellent ride report and photo essay on the Continental Divide trail by Stephen Golub. This was the trail that Anne had originally convinced me to ride before we left San Francisco in May, but the lure of the national parks...
August 08, 2005 GMT - You Stay Classy, San Diego!
Calling shower number 467, number 467. Shower number 468, number 468...
July 31, 2005 GMT - Red Rocks - and Pink Doughnuts!
In 14,000 miles, I had yet to encounter the elusive pink donut. That is, until Flagstaff.
July 27, 2005 GMT - Do Not Try This At Home--Or in Utah
I hate to show a photo of the Mighty Beagle wheels up, but there she was.
July 25, 2005 GMT - Silver Dollar, Fifty Dollar, Million Dollar
The money edition. I also hiked a 15 mile marmot gauntlet today--and live to tell.
July 23, 2005 GMT - 15 minutes
Quick update, I'm in Jackson Wyoming--and loving it.
July 19, 2005 GMT - Hoodoo Chile
Banff hoodoos are well guarded by mosquitos. To approach them is to risk a pint of blood and tube of anti-itch cream.
July 15, 2005 GMT - I Killed the Kill Switch
Into each adventure a little adversity must fall, and the day before yesterday was my day.
July 12, 2005 GMT - On the Marge of Lake Laberge, I Cremated Some Chili.
Two updates in one day? Unprecedented. Photos.
July 11, 2005 GMT - Update from Mile 0, Dawson Creek, BC
July 07, 2005 GMT - Sourdough, Mayo, and Moose Turds
I couldn't resist that headline.
June 30, 2005 GMT - Long lost photos
Salmon and Bear Glaciers, Stewart/Hyder.
June 30, 2005 GMT - Top of the World (Highway), Ma!
So I just get started towards Chicken, when hail comes down the size of marbles. A truck pulls over to offer me a spot inside the double-cab for shelter. I gesture with a knock on the helmet that I'm protected. It was probably interpreted as "I'm a knucklehead." They shake their heads and laugh and drive on.
June 24, 2005 GMT - OUTTA GAS AT ATIGUN PASS!
I take shelter under the bike, then a scraper, and wait it out.
These headlines write themselves.
June 19, 2005 GMT - Hello Denali!
I can't believe it has been less than three weeks. 5500 miles down, and still heading North.
June 14, 2005 GMT - Wash
I washed my bike today, and my clothes, and took a shower. I did so by traveling 75 miles per hour through driving rain for 3 hours.
June 13, 2005 GMT - Into Alaska--for the third time
If Hyder counts, and if Skagway counts, then I'm about to enter Alaska for the third time, this time up at Tok. Skagway was a beautiful drive, and the town is a cool tourist destination--the 17th most visited cruise ship...
June 11, 2005 GMT - Yukon! Or, How I fought Cassiar's Clay--and won
Nothing to do when you ride but look around and think. When you see an obstruction in the road or a semi coming at you at 85, you focus on that. When you have 500 miles of riding through forests, across rivers, up and down mountains by yourself, you sing whatever song pops into your head, and you think of lame puns for your next update.
June 04, 2005 GMT - OK, SECOND worst snorer ever
The Portalnd snorer--one of my riding companions, John, has gone ahead up to BC. His snoring title was seriously challenged last night by Seattle snorer. Sleep hard to come by. Seattle is great town--felt like SF only nicer. Sorry SF!...
June 03, 2005 GMT - Did I say the 29th?
May 10, 2005 GMT - Welcome!
Welcome to my travelogue! As a longtime HU reader, I could not be more pleased to contribute a verse to this great site. I have been inspired by Grant and Susan, of course, Peter & Kay Forwood, Greg Frazier,...