2009 Rider Blog

TitleAuthorDate
Day 59 – Swimming in Cherries Jesse Krantzler Jul 30, 2009

Kennewick, WA to Naches, WA Our ride was long and hot into Naches.  We knew we had a long day, so we rode pretty fast to get in early and made pretty decent time.  It Read more…

Day 58 – A long day in Washington Jesse Krantzler Jul 30, 2009

Waitsburg, WA to Kennewick, WA Today started out great but didn’t end too well.  We had a short ride, only 55 miles today, so we were excited about that, and we rode pretty fast as Read more…

Day 57 – Christmas in July!! Jesse Krantzler Jul 30, 2009

Lewiston, ID to Waitsburg, WA Today was Christmas in July!  The 25th of July, and a secret santa party at night, but we had to get to Waitsburg first.  One of the church members cooked Read more…

Trying to get caught up with t… Erik Volkman Jul 30, 2009

Trying to get caught up with the last week of internet happenings.

Crossed I-5 today, now we're r… Erik Volkman Jul 30, 2009

Crossed I-5 today, now we’re really on the west coast. Only 3 days left until portland.

Best christmas in july ever. S… Erik Volkman Jul 25, 2009

Best christmas in july ever. Showers and laundry as well make the day even better.

Idaho end tomorrow, welcoming … Erik Volkman Jul 25, 2009

Idaho end tomorrow, welcoming Washington!

Day 56 – Christmas-time is coming… Jesse Krantzler Jul 24, 2009

Today was long and really hot and not very fun, but wasn’t one of the worst days we’ve had.  We climbed lots of hills all day and got lost multiple times.  The ride was supposed Read more…

Day 55 – Uphill ’til the end… Jesse Krantzler Jul 24, 2009

Wilderness Gateway Campground, ID to Kamiah, ID Our ride today was short since we had tacked on an extra 30 miles yesterday, so we only had 59 miles to Kamiah, which we made the most Read more…

New timezone unlocked: Pacific! Matthew Strick Jul 24, 2009

The following post was written yesterday: The past couple of states have been so picturesque it is getting hard to appreciate the majesty of our rides. That being said, Idaho is beautiful. If I had Read more…

Day 54 – Indecent Idaho Jesse Krantzler Jul 24, 2009

Missoula, MT to Jerry Johnson Campground, ID The ride today was interesting.  It was hard to ride away from Missoula, the city was so nice and felt like a really big and bike-friendly place where Read more…

Makin it hot Matt Cady Jul 24, 2009

Things I’m not gonna miss: waking up at 6 am, showering with a freezing cold hose, calling things ("I call first shower" "I call the couch" "I call the raisin bran after Kristen" "I call Read more…

cell phone service at last Zernyu Chou Jul 24, 2009

7/25 We had the coolest downhill ride today ever. We rode uphill for about 40 miles straight and when we reached the top, the trees opened up into a grand view of the rolling hills Read more…

Time For You To Get A Watch Megan McDermott Jul 24, 2009

One of the most frequently heard sayings on this trip when asked what time it is, is becoming all too true to the riders of this team. As we approach Washington, August 2nd gets closer Read more…

Updates from Idaho Clinton Rice Jul 23, 2009

After some great rides through Montana, and a rest day in Missoula, where I went tubing down the Blackfoot River, we reached Idaho.  There was climb to get to the state line, but it has Read more…

The land of potatoes Matt Cady Jul 23, 2009

Idaho has been sweet so far.  Yesterday as soon as we left Montana, we had nothing but downhill that hasn’t yet stopped.  At what we thought was the end of the ride yesterday, we stopped Read more…

Naked Idaho Kristen Tully Jul 23, 2009

The ride from Missoula was awesome. We went over Lolo Pass around mile 40, and the rest of the ride was downhill. Also at mile 40 we hit the Idaho border, where we continued the Read more…

A few hiccups Matt Cady Jul 21, 2009

The ride into Butte was another tough one.  Temp in the mid 90′s and super hilly with a headwind the last 40 miles.  We were practically crawling. Fortunately, when we arrived there were tons of Read more…

New watch and camera to make u… Erik Volkman Jul 21, 2009

New watch and camera to make up for the broken/somewhat functional ones. Yay for stimulating the Missoulan economy. This town is great.

Blah Zernyu Chou Jul 21, 2009

Well my bike broke down again so I had to ride in the van for a day and drive it the next. It turns out that when a chain stretches past a certain point, it’ll Read more…