Brian's Blog
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Test blog
Mood:  chillin'

     Hi everyone.  Click over to 'view comments' to see the latest entries. Feel free to leave a comment.   Departure date as of today is a week away and whoo-boy it's getting weird.  "Adventure of a lifetime" is an overused phrase.  I'm feeling it for real.  Thanks for checking in, this is gonna' be cool.     Brian

Posted by briansride at 5:52 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, 24 January 2008 8:52 PM PST

Tuesday, 8 January 2008 - 6:30 PM PST

Name: "brian"

just testing that others can post.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008 - 8:39 PM PST

Name: "Maureen"

Bro, woudn't it be cheaper to just buy a red Corvette like most other mid-life males do? :) 

Sunday, 13 January 2008 - 11:25 PM PST

Name: briansride
Home Page:

actually Sis, the orange bicycle and 11000+ miles of open roads is still a better deal!

Monday, 14 January 2008 - 3:50 AM PST

Name: "Ron"

Hey Brian 

Looks like this thing is really gonna happen brother!  Were looking forward to seeing you roll up here in Central FL in early April. 

Ride easy

Saturday, 19 January 2008 - 5:47 PM PST

Name: "Tippy"


 Man Im jealous, I wish I could go with.   may your journey bring great adventure, amazing stories and personal triumph.

 I try to get over to the shop and see you before you split.


Sunday, 20 January 2008 - 10:13 PM PST

Name: "Brian"

Less than 2 weeks to go. Loaded the bike to see how it all carries and it's hefty. 70 lbs. of basics. Camp gear,tools,weeks worth of clothes, a few extra parts. Finish up the last of the visa paperwork this week. Posted a couple of bike pics. Not long now till roll out. 

Friday, 25 January 2008 - 10:27 AM PST

Name: "Ben Frager"

Hey Brian!

Finally made it over to your blog. I hope the rain stops before you start your ride.

Have a nice trip,




Friday, 25 January 2008 - 5:02 PM PST

Name: "Mom"

Hi Brian Im looking forward to you rolling in the driveway in Hemet and your first leg of the Venture, I'll have the Teapot on the stove!!! and if you dont want that there is always a Beer in the Fridge. ride safe, Love Mom.N26RZV

Tuesday, 29 January 2008 - 10:40 PM PST

Name: "Bob"

See you Saturday morning for your send-off.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008 - 11:24 AM PST

Name: "James"

Alright wild man, I guess the big day is almost here. I'm just glad I could do my part to help finance this adventure by taking that pumpkin off your hands.  I'll see you on saturday for the big departure.  

Friday, 1 February 2008 - 6:53 AM PST

Name: dzieman-loco
Home Page:

Fortis cadere, cedere non potest!

 "A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield."

Monday, 4 February 2008 - 2:35 PM PST

Name: "Shay"

Zieman knows French? Hey Dad I'm off March 14-23 so let me know where you'll be at when you know if you got a day to chill. I can bring supplies too. Hang in there, kick some ass.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008 - 12:36 PM PST

Name: "K.B."

Well good for you, just a little note, and hopefully some good advice. As I train for a mere 100 mile ride, I have found that it is a lot more comfortable to ride with the saddle then it is to not have one.



Tuesday, 5 February 2008 - 3:17 PM PST

Name: "Mom"

Hi Brian I know you are out there somewhere but just want you to know that Im thinking about you and hoping the ride gets easier on the ARSE each day, Love Mom.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008 - 8:38 PM PST

Name: "Bruno"

Where in the world is Brian "Waldo" Tripp????

Thursday, 7 February 2008 - 3:47 PM PST

Name: "Paul Irvine"

Hey Brian

I just thought of something. Since you are totally on your own you could be hanging out in a brothel and just riding the bus. But if you get to Florida and have gained 30 lbs we'll know!

Either way, have a great tripp!!!

Friday, 8 February 2008 - 1:24 PM PST

Name: "Mike VanSlyke"


Hope your doin ok and the wind is at your back. I will keep track of ya so update were your at so I can meet up with you. raining like a bitch here so not much riding yet. talked to dave the other day and looking forward to doin some riding with him. take care and talk to you later....


Friday, 8 February 2008 - 9:21 PM PST

Name: dphiggs
Home Page:

Hey Brian, talked to today over at Ron's, sounds like you had a rough climb out of Bakersfield. It's all downhill from here. Stay away from the truck stop crickets!

Friday, 8 February 2008 - 10:17 PM PST

Name: "Bob"

Tehapachi Pass is just a bump on earth!!! Forget the power bars and trail mix. Grab yourself a steak and a few frosty ones.

Life is good.....

Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 6:57 PM PST

Name: "Darien"

Hey Brian, Hope your doing well, Waiting to read how your adventure of a lifetime is going

You given me some great inspiration to do my adventure. (Think I’ll use a motorcycle … it’s an age thing)



Wednesday, 13 February 2008 - 4:38 PM PST

Name: "Ron"


Sunday, 17 February 2008 - 6:35 PM PST

Name: "Rick Reed"

Brian, Good to here your on your way and all is going well. We look forward to your arival in San Antonio.....Your going to love the Texas Hill Country!     Ride safe,  Rick and Donna Reed

Sunday, 17 February 2008 - 8:01 PM PST

Name: "Mom 2/17/08"

Hi Brian it was great having you hang out here with me for 3 nights as you know the third night was not planned but the rains had something to say about that,Im just wondering if you made Blythe tonight and how was the Caboose!!! hotel in Desert Center last night,  hope there were no critters to keep you company!!. all I ask for is you to come home after all this the way you left. be safe God Speed, Love Mom.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008 - 3:45 AM PST

Name: "Wild Bill"

just happened by your toolbox and seen a copy of your posting. your proably catching some shuteye while i'm typing this at work at 0338 hrs.  seems everything is going fine with your trip so far and hope it stays that way. i could tell you're missing work (ha ha). i hope to do my little trip only across the states, but on my motorcycle. enjoy life while you can.

see ya,

Wild Bill 

Saturday, 8 March 2008 - 4:04 PM PST

Name: "bruce england"

good to see you are riding hard.Wll see you when you get to england. We can have a good beer

View Latest Entries

« January 2008 »
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
You are not logged in. Log in
Entries by Topic
All topics  «
Via Cody