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Monthly Archives: September 2014

…the primary one being a lack of time. During Tour DaVita, I had no access to the Interwebz on my computer. There were some laptops set up for the Social Riders to use (for blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, etc.) about the Tour, but the powers that were respectfully asked me not to connect to their network. I didn’t really have time to write a good entry, anyway, due to my absolute fatigue at… Read More

Blog Entry Friday 9/19 for Saturday 9/14. Or something. Saturday is always Check-In Day for Tour DaVita (TDV), which means that all 500-odd riders have to be transported from the airport (Portland, OR – PDX – this year) to the first campsite, and then get them situated into their tents, give them their goody bags, get them fitted for bicycles, helmets, and whatnot, and take care of whatever snafus arise. Oh, and… Read More

I made it to Portland! 648.6 beautiful miles (well, *mostly* beautiful – more on that later) in about 12 hours. I left Fallon, NV, about 7:30 this morning, after cleaning the bugs off my windshield. You may remember from my trip in July that I wrote once about “bug storms,” where a swarm of them hits the windshield all at once. Well, it turns out that there are “thunder-bugstorms”: and “shower-bugstorms”, like… Read More

I’m a little more than halfway from Tucson to Portland tonight, staying overnight in Fallon, NV. Interestingly, I have heard of this town before but didn’t make a connection until I drove into town and saw a sign for “Naval Air Station” – of course! NAS Fallon! D’oh! Naturally, I can’t remember *where* I have heard, or read, about NAS Fallon, but it has been kicking around in my memory for quite… Read More

I was going to use Willie Nelson’s song, “On The Road Again,” but that’s been done *so* many times that I decided to do something different. Yes, Dear Reader, I’m heading out tomorrow on another sojourn. I’m driving to Oregon over the next two days so that I can participate in the 2014 Tour DaVita (, a charity ride that I’ve been a (very small!) part of since 2008. The first Tour… Read More

“…Give up.” Uh, no, I can’t do that because if I leave the Jeep frame in the driveway the Homeowner’s Association will complain. “…You’re about average?” Well, probably, but that’s not the answer I was looking for. “…Try, try again!” AHA! I knew someone would get the right answer! That was my day yesterday. I worked for several days to cut / grind off the heads of all the bolts holding the CJ-6… Read More

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