Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eye on the Prize

I just had to share with you what Holly Powell told me this morning in the kitchen at the coffee pot. When I told her we'd be leaving later than June 1st, and that it has been such a rollercoaster ride, she said to me "keep your eye on the prize". It is so very true. It will all be worth it, once we're feeling the freedom of the road. Patience is not a virtue I possess...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Beautiful Sunday Morning

A little too abstract, A little too wise.
It is time for us to kiss the earth again.
It is time to let the leaves rain from the skies and let the rich life run to the roots again.

I came upon the bit of a poem from another blog and thought i'd share it with you all...

It's the most beautiful day, and I wish I was out biking, but have to get some work done first.

Our bike trip is becoming a little more clearer as each day passes. One of our housesitters has moved in, so reality is setting in... Our start point has been determined, driving to Rhinelander to stay with friends Kaye and Jim, and then biking to Mercer/Boulder Junction to catch the route East. Lots of details to take care of, but the freedom of the road is within our grasp!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Decision Time

To update everyone, the training is coming along. Got a 75-miler under my belt, so I'm feeling good about that. The details are a bit overwhelming at this point, as I knew they would be... How does one leave their life for 5-6 weeks. Yes, our trip has been shortened, and a decision made to travel east from Wisconsin on June 1. Our launching point is Rhinelander, where we'll bike north to connect with our route and then head east to Escanaba, Michigan and beyond, with our sights set on Bar Harbor Maine.... more later,


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Devil's Lake Ride

We wanted to get another ride under our belt before the big adventure, and always like Devil's Lake as a destination. I was joined by Evan, Hillary and Zoe. It was Hillary's first ride of the season, and she made it 20 miles. It ended up being quite challenging due to the head and crosswinds we faced the whole way... a 38-mile ride that took 4 hours is a tough ride.... the girls were real troopers in dealing with the winds and hills... it will make them really appreciate really good days of riding ahead. One of Zoe's comments today was "don't you think you're being a little bit unrealistic about this upcoming trip".... an interesting question... it's all a great unknown. we'll just have to deal with things as they come up....