Joost (yoost) and Marion Linders, from The Netherlands, just make me smile. We crossed paths eight times between the Interurban Trail in Seattle and lunch in Mendocino, CA. When Murray and I met them in Seattle, I said, “You don’t have hills in The Netherlands!” “Yes, we do,” said Joost.”We have one.” 🙂 They are… Continue reading Joost and Marion
I arrived yesterday about 6 p.m. I had pushed hard, 142 miles in two days, to get here. I was motivated by the thought of the lovely home of Lisa and Bob Mayer in which to rest in SF, by a shower and washing machine, and by seeing friends Maryn Juergens (Steve and Peggy Sue’s daughter) and… Continue reading San Francisco!
I can’t get the picture cropped successfully, but you’ll get the idea (and Mark Rakes will tell me how to fix the picture. 🙂 In August, Jenny Wayman and I were on our way back from Sandpoint and we passed a cyclist walking his bike along highway 95. In search of good cycling karma, we stopped… Continue reading And we meet again…
At least I was wrapped in a warm blanket. I got a sinus infection (somehow!) and have been camped in a Travelodge in Fort Bragg, CA since Tuesday afternoon. I haven’t written in a week. 😦 Other excuses for not writing: I didn’t have access to wi-fi, nor cell service to use my phone as… Continue reading Slight hiccup …
Tsunamis, tsunami evacuation routes, tsunami fears and tsunami stories, are alive on the west coast. Quite incredible to feel the power of our universe, learning that this town of Crescent City, CA, where I am today, was hit hard by a tsunami after the 1964 Alaskan earthquake and again in 2011, after the earthquake in Japan!… Continue reading Tsunamis and the West Coast
California! Emily, Aaron and I crossed into California on Tuesday afternoon, about 375 miles behind us since Astoria, Oregon. We had cycled the Oregon coast! We had beaten the rain, wind and non-stop hills. We conversed with other touring bicyclists, talked with people interested in our adventure, saw whales and sea lions and cormorants and pelicans, kept… Continue reading Where did he go?!
THE FOLLOWING FAQ’S WERE ADDED ON 9/14/16… When is Aaron Kunkel’s birthday? Today!! He’s 33 and we’re going for a bike ride on a sunny day along the Pacific Ocean to celebrate! Why is the format screwed up in the above section? I dont’ know! Mark Rakes? Katie Palmer? What’s it like riding with all… Continue reading FAQ’S- 9/14/16