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Update

August 4, 2017 Yesterday I shipped off my laptop and some other stuff (about 6 lbs). Hopefully this will help me get through the Rockies–i already feel the difference. Anyway, what this means for those of you following my trip is that I will probably not be posting until I reunite with my stuff in …

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The Roberts

July 26, 2017 I don’t come across too many touring cyclists doing significantly long trips, maybe once every couple of weeks. And the times that I stop and chat with them are maybe 1 in 2 because of the circumstances (e.g. they’re going the opposite direction and are across a busy highway). But every time …

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What did you do in Milwaukee?

Hey all! I apologize for not posting for a few weeks. I’m taking the time now to write several posts that I’ve been meaning to write; currently sitting in a library in St. Paul, MN. A couple weeks ago I was in Milwaukee, WI. I arrived on a Wednesday and stayed with Isabella–a delightfully charming …

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Rough Night

July 4, 2017 There have been several bumps in the road during my journey, but the last 8 hours have been the most stressful hours I have experienced since I set out. Here’s the story: Yesterday (July 3), I woke up in Port Stanley, ON. My new friends there had convinced me to stay through …

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A Day in the Life

(June 30, 2017) I’ve realized from talking to friends that I haven’t really done a good job of describing what my day to day activities and schedule are like. I thought I’d take this downtime to explain what a day in my life looks like. Morning I usually wake up for the first time around …

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Canada Day Weekend

(June 30, 2017) I’m currently in Port Stanley, Ontario–a small beach town right on the northern shore of Lake Erie. Today marks my first month on the road, and holy cow has it been amazing. I’m feeling inspired to reflect today and so will probably write up a couple of posts. Two days ago, I …

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Touring Magic

(06/22/17) It is now midnight in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as I write this. I just got back from seeing my favorite band live—the Red Hot Chili Peppers—FOR FREE. Now, in order to tell the story of how the orchestra of coincidence played out to make this possible, I have to backtrack a week. Last Friday, …

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Wonderful People

Today marks the seventh day of our trip (we are in Willsboro Point, NY). It’s been filled with ups and downs (literally and metaphorically), but all experiences nonetheless part of an amazing journey. A big part of what has made every day so incredible has been the people that we have had the good fortune …

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Setting Out

Yesterday (5/31/2017) marked the beginning of Clara and Erick’s bike trip around the U.S. (the map on the right more or less shows our planned route). Day 1 was supposed to be full of thunderstorms and rain throughout Massachusetts–but it wasn’t! We somehow managed to avoid rain the entirety of the day–a good omen.   Here’s …