Day 100 – Pacific Coast Touch! (February 22, 2021)

Night…100ish? – Venice Beach, California Sorry for going dark with the posting. We are fine and healthy. I hope to bring everyone up to speed over the next couple of days. For now, here we are at the second ocean of our trip. We hit the pacific in Venice Beach and carried our bikes overContinue reading “Day 100 – Pacific Coast Touch! (February 22, 2021)”

Day 89/90 – The Grandest of Canyons (February 9, 2021)

Night 89/90- The Grand Canyon So we have a few waypoints on this route to keep us going in the right direction. New Orleans was our first detour with considerable mileage gained and days attributed to it. The Grand Canyon was the second, much larger, detour on this multi thousand mile trip. So we gaveContinue reading “Day 89/90 – The Grandest of Canyons (February 9, 2021)”

Day 88 – Road to the Grand Canyon (February 8, 2021)

Night 88- Grand Canyon Junction (This is 8 days after the fact. Between bad service, filled memory cards, and a combination the cold and my will, I have fallen a bit behind) The ride was pretty, but keep that snow away from us. The road was just fine. From route 66 (I40) to the endContinue reading “Day 88 – Road to the Grand Canyon (February 8, 2021)”

Day 87 – On Route 66, Gettin’ Kicks (February 7, 2021)

Night 87- Ashfork, Arizona Hmm, so this day was just a grind over 3 rolling hills. Still climbed 1,400 feet, but was just a day. The scenery is beautiful, but it sweeps by at a mile every 5+ minutes or you are swallowed up by short growth trees and cannot see anything. So the sightsContinue reading “Day 87 – On Route 66, Gettin’ Kicks (February 7, 2021)”

Day 86 – Climbing in the Mountains (February 6, 2021)

Night 86- Prescott, Arizona Today we climbed a lot. The wind held off and we just climbed up the side of a mountain. It was one of the most satisfying rides of the trip. We just pushed through the elevation and got to enjoy the ride down the other side. We started with saguaros andContinue reading “Day 86 – Climbing in the Mountains (February 6, 2021)”

Day 85 – The Roping Capital of the World (February 5, 2021)

Night 85- Congress, Arizona Alright, I say this will be short, but who knows. Keeping track of it all two days ago is a fun memory game. This day didn’t have nothing, just a few big things far in-between. So we start with a little bit of climbing. Not too bad, just 2,000 feet overContinue reading “Day 85 – The Roping Capital of the World (February 5, 2021)”

Day 84 – A Good Ol’ Phoenix Heart Attack (February 4, 2021)

Night 84- Sun city west, Arizona Today we would spend cutting through Phoenix. Last time we planned a day for getting out of city was El Paso. There wasn’t nearly the same elevation to conquer or traffic to fight. For the most part our ride was pretty tame. Except for my lunch time heart attack.Continue reading “Day 84 – A Good Ol’ Phoenix Heart Attack (February 4, 2021)”

Day 83 – R&R: Ruins and Riding (February 3, 2021)

Night 83- South Phoenix, Arizona I hate to ruin a good post about the ruins, that was most of our day. The slow approach to Phoenix was just that for the most part. We rode into new roadways with green grass for a while. Random plots of corporate buildings line the out skirts of theContinue reading “Day 83 – R&R: Ruins and Riding (February 3, 2021)”

Day 82 – Just Miles In Between (February 2, 2021)

Night 82- Coolidge, Arizona “Oh, you guys are going straight through to Phoenix? It’s really boring.”- how it was told to us. Well, we were going to see about that today. Our destination was a warmshowers host just north up the road. The path was pretty simple. Just miles in-between. So we went. The roadwayContinue reading “Day 82 – Just Miles In Between (February 2, 2021)”

Day 81 – Heading for Elevation and Cold (February 1, 2021)

Night 81- Tucson, Arizona There are ups and downs. Some all arounds. Some wind, some rain, and hotter days. We have been through quite a few of these and combinations to boot. Now we are heading into a new chapter. Pure elevation and cold. This day would be our last decent descent before we beginContinue reading “Day 81 – Heading for Elevation and Cold (February 1, 2021)”