Thursday, December 22, 2011

In a different world:(

Last night I got it again, that compete lack of understanding when someone learned that I intend bike across country. The phrase is usually “insane”, but I actually forget what it was this particular time and it doesn't matter. This time I did realize that I’d might as well be talking to the dog. I don’t mean to be insulting this person or anybody else, it’s just that for all of us there are somethings so outside our experience that at first blush it seems...well...insane. For me that would be something along the line of paying to see Charlie Sheen rant, or going to a mall and shopping for “enjoyment”.

"Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in fog.
But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed.
What kind of man would live where there is no daring? And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure. Is there a better way to die? "
Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (1902-1974) First flight across the Atlantic.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Received the ACA Maps!!!!

Our "TrikeTrek '12" cross country trip is just a little more real yesterday after receiving most of the maps needed to follow the ACA Northern Tier Route from Maine to Washington. The only back ordered maps were for the area around Minot ND and Cut Bank MT. These two are being rerouted due to the increased traffic caused by the oil and gas exploration up there. I also picked up a couple maps for Florida since we'll be down there for a couple months I thought I might ride a section or two just to get used to using the maps in the real world.