Thursday, July 2, 2009

Home safe

Hey folks - wanted to let you know I arrived home yesterday safe and sound, Highway 73 is not the best road to ride during rush hour though! It usually takes me a couple hours to create and edit a post so I could not update as quickly as I would have liked these few days. The 100+ degree heat consumed my energy and there were a couple nights I would lay on the bed to stretch and go right to sleep. I will post the remaining days over the weekend.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th with family and friends. If you're in the area, stop by the house, we'll pick you up dockside.
Just as a reminder, I created these posts as a reference for folks who are considering touring and wonder what it would take to complete their own journey. I used other blogs and journals as my own reference and I am now returning the favor. I encourage you to do the same and would like to hear about your adventures too.


  1. i really wish joe had met you at the red tape with a "Not Impressed" sign.. :)

    In all seriousness, congratulations. You can rest assured that i have used your blog solely to travel vicariously across the states, and that i will never, ever use it as a reference to ride a bike across america. i'm more prone to do it jack kerouac style - in a car with non-gatorade-bottle-AC.

    welcome back!

  2. Heck Yeah James....
    The CMA or Charlotte Messenger Association has given me the authority to offer a some beer uptoon on any day of your choice. Do not go out of the way because we are a boring group but if you are ever up at the big buildings and want to answer some tour questions while we bother you about the real internal story just send me a note and we will arrange a very public meeting! Good Work Man....

  3. Thanks y'all! The not impressed sign would have been a classic -
    Billy - my office is downtown and I commute regularly by bike so the CMAs have probably seen me tooling around looking out of place. I'll be glad to share some stories over the beers!