Brian's Blog
Monday, 11 February 2008
1st Road Entry
Mood:  not sure
Allright I made it brother Geoff's place in Highland near San Bernadino. It's been quite a week mentally and physically. The first few days it was raining and at night I just kept thinking about  home and how long I'll be gone. The weather has been great since and no wind issues. The bike (or "the rack") as I've begin to refer to it is performing flawlessly. Every few minutes you have to come up with a new reason to keep at it. This is mostly a mental game. The climb out of Bakersfield up to Tehachapi was a bear. 4000 ft climb. just turn up the music and keep pedaling. Been splitting the motels and camping, in Palmdale I spent a night stealth camping in a vacant lot beside a trailer park. Got up and  rode 70m from 3000 ft. over a 4800 ft. pass to make it to Highland. That first leg has taken me several days longer than I had thought but I must have thought I was in shape! Anyways chillin' here for a day, a short ride to Mom's in Hemet and spend a day there then start heading east again. My legs are sore, my right knee is aching, my ass is a whole 'nother story but I have flashes as the long days go by that I can do this. Just shut up and pedal. I loaded some pics but if it seems their just endless photos of far off horizons, that's pretty much the story so far. Thanks all, be cool and catch ya' next time.   Brian

Posted by briansride at 8:47 PM PST

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 - 9:16 AM PST

Name: "Matt"
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Great to meet you as you rolled in to Geoff's house the other night, hope you had an awesome rest day hanging out with your brother and he didn't get you too drunk.  Good luck on the rest of your adventure, YOU CAN DO IT!



Wednesday, 13 February 2008 - 4:13 PM PST

Name: "Shay"

Is that a tall can of Butt Wiper in your tent? This journey has affected far more than the knees it seems. Keep it up. Also, these verification codes are ridiculous, I seriously can't figure it out. 

Thursday, 14 February 2008 - 8:14 PM PST

Name: freemster
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This is Todd Freeman, we worked together in Oakland. Chuck Karlesky fwded the link to ur blog. Looks like uve switched to leg powered machines brother. I think this a cool idea and hope to follow you along ur jurney. Haven't looked up ur route yet but if you go thru Indiana let me know, id luv to have a beer with u.


Friday, 15 February 2008 - 9:11 AM PST

Name: "Darien"

Okay Brother Brian,


Here’s what’s true.


Your ride is more than about your physical or mental strength.


It’s about heart, and your ability to dig deep inside and connect.  

All your Bro’s (and Bro-etts) know you have the heart for this adventure.  So go there for your strength.


Don’t think about the length of the days ride or the weeks or the months.

Brother, just be in the moment


“If nothing happened, if nothing change, time would stop. For time is nothing but change. It is change that we perceive as occurring all around us, not time. In fact, time doesn’t exist”


So enjoy “Bike Hopper”  



Saturday, 16 February 2008 - 1:22 PM PST

Name: "John J"

Hey Brian,

Turn up the music and keep moving those pedals!

Sunday, 17 February 2008 - 10:40 PM PST

Name: "Randy"

Hey Bro

Got hip to yer adventure thru your work buddy Todd P.

I'm one of his in-laws

Keep it going...just think about the day and not the whole

ball of wax...I hope you are keeping some kind of journal

Yer pullin' a modern day Kerouac via da bicycle...Zen and the art of

bicycle riding....Be well .....Randy

Monday, 18 February 2008 - 4:18 PM PST

Name: "Ron"

Hey Brian

Got your package from Visa & Travel Pro, I sent emails to both of your addresses, just wanted to let you know.  Give us an update when you can.

Keep on pedaling bro!

Be safe...........Ron

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