So I misinterpreted my map, and took the wrong road for about fifteen miles. Maybe twenty. Anyway, I got to Shelton about 10:30 in the morning, having done more miles today than I did in any of my training rides. It turns out that highway number 3 isn’t the road … Continue reading
I got an early start today, waking around dawn and hitting the road by 6:20. Miles yesterday totaled 27.2, and I’m trying to do about twice that today, to make it to the hostel in Elma. I’m stopped at a coffee spot in Allyn right now, and will probably lunch … Continue reading
I took the ferry over to Bremerton, which was kind of fun. The view of Seattle on the way out was great, and the ferry itself was really comfortable. It looked about like this- Here’s that view: And here’s the obligatory self portrait, “I’m on a boat!!!” And finally the … Continue reading
The first major event of the trip happened today! I left Gabe’s place at about 8, and went over to this place I’d seen but never tried- Biscuit Bitch. I ordered a plate of biscuits and gravy smothered in cheese and bacon, and when I reached for my wallet it … Continue reading
Time to upload my first round of pictures! After I got off the light rail in downtown Seattle, I needed to go to REI to get some fuel for my camp stove. It’s a good thing that I did, because my rear dérailleur wasn’t shifting very smoothly. Two minutes on … Continue reading
I made it to Seattle, reassembled my bike, and nothing was damaged! Time to hop on the light rail into the city to grab some brunch and hang out until my friend Gabe is off work.
I’ve successfully checked my bike and my box of bike stuff, and passed through security. It cost me $50 in excess baggage fees for the size of the box. That wasn’t totally unexpected (I read the SWA policy), but I’ve heard of people getting lucky and having bike boxes count … Continue reading
4 AM, I just got a taxi to the airport, Quick Cab, the only one that was OK with my large box. I have to give a shout out to Veterans Cab, though- they called all over to find this place, and it’s not the first time they’ve helped me … Continue reading
This is it- I managed to fit my bike and all of my stuff for the next few weeks into two boxes!
I posted a gallery of how I finished my cargo carriers here: http://imgur.com/a/3kgBA The only change I’ve made since then is to give the welded steel a good coating of black Rustoleum. It might rain while I’m out there!