Meet Dave Rack.
This trip has left a pretty big mark on me. Literally.
Immediately after my bike trip, I felt like toppling over whenever I walked. I chalked it up to not being used to terra firma locomotion. I figured it would just go away on its own.
Now that I bought new cycling shoes — which actually fit — I’m not really sure how I biked through four states with $5 rummage sale shoes. In retrospect, it seems like pure insanity.
I started off the day in what Team Trouser Mouse from RAGBRAI would call “the hurt locker.”
Actually, that’s not true. Prior to the hurt locker I started my day cruising a Dodge Ram 4x4 pick-up down a dirt road in Waco, Nebraska. Now that was…
I have not done yoga in more than three months.
The plan was to do yoga once a week. Make a schedule and stick to it. Every Wednesday at noon. And I did stick to it. For two weeks.
What’s an 1,100 mile journey without a little SNAFU at the beginning?
Right before I left for Denver, I robbed a comfy seat and seat post from my mountain bike and threw it on my cyclocross bike. I didn’t want to ride a racing seat all the way…
Awhile back I interviwed a Milwaukee guy named Evan Pack who biked from Seattle to Portland, Maine. Today one of his quotes from that article popped into my brain:
“Your ass hurts.”
A short introduction to Dean Karnazes:
He’s a dude who had an early midlife crisis when he turned 30, literally got up off his barstool and just started running out the door and did not stop. He ended up running all night long. He’s been running like he never resolved…
Today there were like four times as many “towns” along my route than yesterday. That’s like eight “towns.” So much excitement!
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These were the top 10 stories published by Train with Tim in 2008. You can also dive into monthly archives for 2008 by using the calendar at the top of this page.