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Been busy examining, commiting and executing the plans for the next several years vacation time. Here it is, a rig to get to the places I want to go; road or no road with my bikes, dogs, and partner.

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And my new Jeep to get me there. Sitting in the lot just before it’s to be detailed.

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We brought the teardrop home yesterday and have our first shakedown trip next Saturday. We’re going to a local lake just for the night. Fortunately swimming and hiking are in the plans for Sunday morning. We have reservations for local weekend trips already organized and we’ll be packing bikes for most of them. Still in the works, 3 weeks of vacation, for longer, bigger, further away excursions. Here’s some possible locations: Olympic National Park, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. The requirements are always, bikes and dogs allowed.

peace, ks

Winter in March

Seems a long time ago, but we had a wet March and  coupled with buying a Concept2 indoor rowing machine, I haven’t been on my bike much since. I love my rowing machine. It’s quite a different workout than a long training ride. In fact, right now, training rides are the farthest from my mind. I’m rowing 3 days a week and on a 24 week workout plan which indoor rowers are familiar with (Pete Plan). I am looking forward to alternating rowing/commuting to work but I have to get over a stretch of overtime the next week or so.



I’m actually on vacation this week and we just returned from camping in the Sierra foothills, our campsite on the edge of the south fork of the Yuba River. No bikes, no hiking, just playing in the water with the dogs (which the little one hates), investigating the locals, and sitting around campfires enjoying coffee and reading a book.


2 person, 2 dog tent
2 person, 2 dog tent


Morning mist………..

Yuba River
Yuba River


Today my daughter will reach her destination.



She has been on the road solo, via her bike, since Jan. 8. She has weathered mountains, deserts, freezing temperatures, and high winds. I am sure she will return a different person……….

peace, ks


My daughter rode, solo, from San Diego (she began in Santa Cruz, read the previous post) to Phoenix, and is staying a week with relatives. I am so proud of her.


She’s now hopped a train to skip some repetitive desert scenes to land in Texas to continue her two-wheeled journey east. Last we talked she thought she’d go all the way to Florida!