Archive for October, 2010

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So much happens in a day out here that it’s hard to know what to blog about when I finally find myself somewhere with internets… but maybe that’s exactly it. Maybe I’ll try and cram it all into one tiny little post. Hmmm. Are you ready? Am I ready? Austin was INCREDIBLE. We were spoiled [...]

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So, I write this post with my jaw still stuck to the floor, from a castle in the west hills of Austin. Yes, a friggin castle. Complete with epic wine cellar, a foodie’s dream of a kitchen, a home theater to rival all home theaters, the awesome company of one Sir Thomas Carlson, and big [...]

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So who really owns the water that flows down a river? Can a river really even be owned? And if it can, I suppose the real question is, should it be? If a person’s ownership of the land aside the river cuts off the public’s ability to enjoy that natural wonder, than what are we [...]

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Long days in the saddle…. in the middle of nowhere… with nothing to distract the mind, nothing to look out for, no directions to follow… is some kind of meditation, indeed. Around, and around, and around. The circles spin. The tires roll. We’ve been crossing some incredibly isolated and rural bits of West Texas – [...]

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Just when we start thinking that this is the coolest thing ever… and that there’s no possible way on earth that things could get any cooler… BAM! We meet John, our new BFF, also known to all who pass through Alpine, Texas, as The Bikeman. Yeah. And for good reason. Within moments, we had officially [...]

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So in case you were wondering, this is what camping behind a mercantile in Kent, Texas… looks like. Kent : Population 5. Kind of awesome. And completely hilarious. Not only is it free, but apparently camping behind a mercantile is a great way to meet the resident tarantulas, ninja grasshoppers, mating dragonflies, and pulsing mountains [...]

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So, it’s official. There’s just not enough hours in the day…. not even out here on bikes, when it seems like the time should be endless. And yet SO much is happening each and every day – it has me going a bit stir crazy that I don’t have the time or the internets to [...]