Archive for September, 2010

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We have now ridden a total of 682 miles… through scorching deserts, over mountains, amidst thunderstorms, and just yesterday found ourselves crossing the Continental Divide – a feat that neither of us ever necessarily expected to complete on a bicycle. We get stronger every day, and each battle spits us out the other side a […]

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We greeted Arizona at sunrise a couple days ago, and it has been hot hot HOT. I proceeded to overheat immediately… and we realized quickly that we need to ride early and ride short to stay safe in this sun. The day after my overheating, Garrett’s bicycle decided to fall apart – tubes down – […]

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So it turns out that the desert is pretty freakin hot in September…. we knew that it would be… but it’s still pretty freakin hot. We’ve adapted to the best of our abilities by rising at 4am, and being on the road by 6. What’s entertaining here is that neither Garrett nor I are capable […]

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This journey is becoming very real to the both of us now. The mountains are high. The deserts are scorching. The days are long…. and our butts are sore… The pursuit of water is constant – entire days are planned around it. We’ve been rising at 4am and riding early to beat the 100+ temps […]

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September 4th, 2010. Ocean Beach Park, San Diego, CA. Brittany & Garrett dip their wheels into the Pacific Ocean, and embark upon a massive journey… We really couldn’t have asked for a better send-off. The weather was gorgeous in San Diego, the ocean was kind, and we had so much love and support surrounding us. […]

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My bike is packed. And everything fits. Barely. I’m sure there are things I’ll regret not bringing. And things that I’ll send home. But the things… the stuff… is not what’s on my mind. It’s the letting go. The word “goodbye” and the tears that follow have become a daily routine, and I’m still not […]