We aren\’t triathletes you know…

Are We There Yet?
June 29, 2006, 5:45 am
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…And when I say “there,” I mean on the road. It feels like we’ve been talkin’ bout this thing forever, and now it’s finally happening and we can all just stop freaking out about it…mom and dad.

Lindsey and I left from San Diego on Monday and got to Stef’s house in Seattle this morning (Wednesday?). We had a crazy day, running on small amounts of sleep and large amounts of excitement. We learned how to change tires, made a few trips to REI for last minute buys and exchanges (check out their trusting return policy, by the way), ate ethiopian food, packed our 30 pound loads (a piece), went to the lake, and rode about 7-10 miles around Seattle, and all before sundown…of course the sun sets way past my bedtime in this state. But I must say today went well.

Tomorrow we leave at 6:00am, and the journey really begins. Make sure you all check in for stories and picture along the way. Thanks again to everyone who has been helping us out, and…uh…we’re still accepting (coughing noises) donations.


This is called a wheel

Nice shot o’ Linds, gettin to ride.

Nice load, (helmet too small?)


June 9, 2006, 8:33 am
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Hey everyone,

Our trip is starting in Seattle very soon and it seems as though everyone is concerned. Just last night one of my friends told me he went to Oregon and just the drive on the 101 took it out of him. I just had deja vu BIG TIME.

The past few weeks, our mental and physical strength has been put to the test. Stef suffered from a dehydration spell, Linsey from anxiety attacks and the death of her dearly loved grandpa, “Beepa Bob,” and me with a persistent abscess that decided to resurface just weeks before the trip.

You can’t stop us now! We’re having such a good time! We’re having a ball! We’re going to have a blast with the struggles and accomplishments over the course of the ride. And if we don’t make it to San Diego, we’ll have made it somewhere. And wherever that place is, I bet there is a nice beach and a tasty burrito just around the corner.

We know that all of you support our decision to take this trip of a lifetime, and the link below is a THANK YOU for everyone that has donated time, love, concern, money, equipment, or other goodies along the way. It really motivates and inspires us to receive your comments and know that you are checking in regularly with our trip.

Thanks to everyone that has helped! Click here!


Lindsey and Linsey in our Clif tee-shirts! Don’t worry lil Vegan, we have one for you.  Click the link to see what other goodies we have gratefully accepted!