Brian's Blog
Thursday, 21 February 2008
2nd road update
Mood:  a-ok
Well  I made it to Phoenix. Sitting in the Mesa library. Coming across the desert so far has been good. Putting in 55-60m days on I 10. Feeling better already as far as staying in the saddle all day. Weather has been great, wind's been with me. You don't even ponder the fact you're out in the middle of nowhere. Just do the water bottle math, keep a little chow on board and know you'll make it to the next oasis. Hit a Koa in Blythe, desert camped the next night and then made the outskirts of Phoenix. Can't worry about hurrying thru the big towns, it's too frustrating. taking it easy here today 2/21 then if the weather holds climb up to Superior and Globe over the Superstition Mountains. Should have some good declineing terrain all the way to Lordsburg NM. This is such a process of starting the day with the right attitude and keeping positive. It's just starting to hit me that I haven't been to work in awhile and that is helping. I ride my bicycle all day 8 or 9 am to dusk. No complaints about this choice so far. Hope everyone is well. catch you next time, somewhere in Texas.

Posted by briansride at 10:09 AM PST
Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2008 11:35 AM PST

Thursday, 21 February 2008 - 1:52 PM PST

Name: "Ron"

Awesome brother! Great to hear you're doing good. Sounds like you have the right attitude on a daily basis, better than probably most of us lemmimgs do!! I guess by now most of the soreness in your legs is gone, by the time you get here to Orlando your legs will look like Popeye's!

Good job dude, keep on pedaling!!

Ride Safe


Thursday, 21 February 2008 - 5:49 PM PST

Name: "Catherine Damele"

I've followed you a bit through Chris Steckle.  Our mutual friend.  Enjoyed you posts and admire your quest, although not in the least bit jealous.  I have heard vasoline can be a very good friend, if rash occurs, bag balm is better.  Sounds like a fantastic journey, both inside and out.  Rooting for you.  Catherine

Friday, 22 February 2008 - 4:01 PM PST

Name: dphiggs
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Hey Cracker, drinking a beer at Rons again and enjoying the weather. The Bean says F-off and peddle. Till next time



Saturday, 23 February 2008 - 11:23 PM PST

Name: "Cody"

QUOTE: "The Bean says F-off and peddle." Haha classic, if I know who you're talkin' about.

Sunday, 24 February 2008 - 11:14 AM PST

Name: "K.B."

Glad to hear you’re still expanding your mind!! (Hanging out at the library) Also glad to hear that the pain has gone. I found this quote by H.G.Wells

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.  ~H.G. Wells


But then I saw you on a bike, Ha Ha


Keep pedaling and keep strong, and remember we are all with you at WORK!!



Tuesday, 26 February 2008 - 8:33 PM PST

Name: "Ben F."

Way to go, Brian!

You're not missin' a thang at work. Enjoy the ride!


Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 7:12 PM PST

Name: "Mom"

Just thinking about you day by day Brian, I can tell you are doing great, sounds like you are getting a lot of the kinks out of your legs by this time. your brother Ken went for a bike ride today somewhere, maybe its rubbing off on the family!!!, I think once around Misson Bay is his Idea of a ride, Always stay safe, Love Mom.

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