Zonked…

August 23rd, 2008 by Matt

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Day 1’s ride ends @ Motel 6 in Joliet, IL, home of one of my favorite Blues Brothers… Good news is my right foot has a lot less pain (from me keeping off it I bet) but the bad news is the pain has migrated to my ass… Maybe pix tomorrow, not much to see here :p

Pitstop: Ohio

August 23rd, 2008 by Matt

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Stopping off for some blood sugar and gas… Low fuel light turned on about 15 miles before.. About 45m out of Toledo..

Initial stop schedule

August 22nd, 2008 by Matt

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From looking at the maps, I think I’ll be laying over near Chicago, North Platte NE, Salt Lake City, then arriving in Portland in the evening. I’m thinking the way back, I’ll take the northern tier and see if I can’t take in some of the more touristy sights such as Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Devil’s tower, etc..

Good news bad news

August 21st, 2008 by Matt

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Good news: got the waterproof duffelbag… Bad news: the new tank bag is held up at customs :/

Also: mail is on hold..

Preparations, cont’d

August 13th, 2008 by Matt

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So, here’s what I have for the trip:

What I may pick up for the trip:

  • small gas can (1-2gal) just in case, something that will fit inside my right hardcase
  • waterproof duffel

What I hope arrives in time for the trip:

  • FAMSA tank bag and side pannier combo kit

I may not bother packing my tent, as I’m fixin’ to get motel rooms along the interstate or at worst stay at truck stops..

Preparations

August 11th, 2008 by Matt

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A bit less than 2 weeks before launch.. Still trying to find a good iphone photo app that won’t mangle EXIF tags..

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I've been talking about it for years, but this year I'm finally doing it.. Coast to coast iron butt ride...

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