Monday, May 14, 2007

Coagulation of gear

Well, hopefully within a month's time I'll be in the saddle pushing the pedal towards the ground. Hopefully this time next month (give or take a few weeks, naturally) I'll be somewhere on some secondary road out in Oregon. Things are up in the air regarding branding a specific date on the airplane ticket to fly out to Oregon. I blame this, as I do all of my problems, on nursing school. Yup...gotta take nursing boards, which, once behind my back, will only catapult me towards as many winding, small-town-American roads my rump can tolerate. So, in summary, an itineray..

Route: Transamerica Bike Route (Route 76) -- Astoria, Oregon --> Yorktown, Virginia
Total Trip Miles: 4,200 miles

Early to mid-June = take nursing boards
A few days after = fly to Portland, Oregon
Following day (mid June?) = start to pedal from Astoria, Oregon
July 19th = Boulder, Colorado for a few days to hang out with the Vitts
Early August = arrive in Yorktown, Virginia

Idea is to bike anywhere from 100-150 miles/day...it all depends on the exact start date and in gettin out to Boulder.
Have been buying supplies and fixing necessary parts on me velo over past couple months. Tomorrow gonna pick up the racks and saddlebags....been mulling over the Transamerica maps for past couple months, but alas, they fail to accelerate time to the time of departure...

7 comments:

Pat said...

Hey Michael - Can you take pictures along the road with your cell phone and send them to us as you travel?

NANI AND POPPOP said...

michael,

your blog looks great!!!

how come nani and i were not included in the FAQs? (ha ha)

love,

nani and poppop

Larthom's Blog Site said...

Good Luck, wish I were still young enough to accompany you...Taz' Dad

ANTH4J said...

MICHAEL,

WE HOPE THAT YOUR TESTS WENT WELL TODAY. WE WERE THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING THAT THE FORCE WAS WITH YOU TO HELP YOU DO THE VERY BEST THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF. SEE YOU SUNDAY!

LOVE,

NANI AND POPPOP

ANTH4J said...

HI MICHAEL, HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU ARRIVED "SANI E SALVO" THAT IS SAFE AND SOUND.
CONGRATS AGAIN ON PASSING YOUR BOARDS!! THIS IS A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF YOUR HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND DISCIPLINE!! BRAVO!!!

WE LOVE YA!!

STAY SAFE!!

NANI AND POPPOP

ANTH4J said...

DEAR NICHAEL,
THANKS A MILLION FOR YOUR TELEPHONWE CALL!!1 IT REALY HELPED TO MAKE MY DAY A VERY SPECIAL ONE.
SORRY WE MISSED YOUR CALL BUT IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE!!!

LOVE YA AND KEEP SAFE!!!
LOVE,

NANAI

ANTH4J said...

HI MICHAEL,

YOUR CALL MADE NANI VERY HAPPY INDEED!! SHE IS IMPROVING A BIT MORE EVERY DAY. BY THE END OF JULY WE HOPE TO BE DANCING; NOT THE LINDY HOPE BUT AT LEAST A NICE SLOW DANCE!

LOVE YOU AND KEEP SAFE!!!

POPPOP