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Crunch! Time 09/22/2009
 
I've mostly been working on my short rides. They are starting to get faster, I'm still stuck riding the hard tail. I haven't been able to modify it yet for touring so I'm loosing lots of speed for sure. I looked  at average bike MPH for long trips and many people have 17+ MPH avg's. This is discouraging as that speed would give us so much more time to enjoy exploring town and things on the way. 
To date we have pretty much trained to 13mph average. Though I was able to get to Market Square in Portsmouth. from 369 in 50 minutes. Which posts well above 13mph. Though I'm not sure it is sustainable and that route is hill favorable.


We are coming up on crunch time and it's scary. I'm still broke and determined but we are hoping for a miracle to pull this off properly. 


Ryan did land some BIG NEW!S! Oct. 2 we have a date with WHEB radio stations to record a segment and a commercial for the trip. Hopefully getting in front of this many people will raise lots of awareness about what we are trying to do with the fund. 


I'm beat from a long day leaning against a wall so it looks like i'll be crashing early. Ryan is already passed out, shoes still on so.... i've got some chores to do. 


Have started to line up private lessons out in PC. I'm thinking about this, tell me how does it sound. 'Park City Privates' 'A true UT ski lesson'   Offering privates guides and lessons at three of Park Cities best resorts???? 


Eghh? any takers? 


More to come with some more energy. Ciao for now
 
BSA Golf Tourney 09/14/2009
 
Training Update: Sunday 40 miles in 3:20

Cross training today, Monday. Rode the Mtn. bike in the mud bogs. Ryan made it head over his handle bars at one point, superman style off of a ledge into a thigh deep mud puddle. Hilarious.

 We came back from the BSA Golf Tournament for the Anderson Fund. What a great success. On my bike ride Sunday I was thinking how amazing it is that the Fund so far has truly been the effort of 50 close friends and family of Jerry Anderson. Looking around the room everyone knows just about everyone else, now, generally because of this event. The cause is wonderful absolutely but the people are there year after year because they were touched by the man who believed and founded the cause. The people who worked for him, for his family, who grew up next to him. The general population has a funeral however large and a wake maybe. Some sort of closure ceremony, once.

Jerry touched people so much that each year they, in memory of him are able to join together in a positive way and continue to raise incredible amounts of money for the cause his family continues.

Mr. John Fouracre on the spot while at dinner made a $.05 cent a mile pledge to our ride. He said he would double it if we finished before we planned. He challenged everyone in the room to match our offer. He said that he would match anyone who matched him.


Thanks to Ryan and my wonderful Alicia for comming to help sell mulligans at the tourny. You raised some great money! 

Thank you so much to Roselynn's Ice Cream on Route 27 in Newfield’s for sponsoring some ice cream after we returned from our ride. They have the most incredible homemade ice cream I’ve had in NH far and away. 


I have to give an old friend of my Cormac Griffin a shout out. I dropped him off at Adams Point, NH for his transcontenential bike ride. He's success is an inspiration. 


Ryan got a ticket for biking so fast on our sunday ride. Check out the pictures in the gallery. None of him covered in mud but he hadn't even washed up yet before the beer run to Texaco. 
 
Labor Day Blues 09/08/2009
 
A welcome long weekend from the painting gig. I haven't ridden since the bike tire flat, having not been to the store for a new tube. Plans have me headed out the door for a 6 miler once I'm done here.
Sending more sponsorship letters out. Working on pre-ride funding events. Hopefully Roots Nation will join the cause for a charity benefit before we go. Love their Reggae!
Feeling anxiety about leaving in just over a month though I am confident we will get this done and I love doing all this marketing work.
 This has been an opportunity to get back in touch with some people whom I haven't spoken with in some time. It's funny how when you take on a cause whole hardily, a truly good cause, people will come out of the woodwork to stand by your side.
Working on improvements to the website everyday, today we added a much needed contact us section.

Shoot me an email with any questions at all. If you are a potential trans-american biker or well worn ass we'd love to trade notes on the experience.

You know the moments in life that define you or maybe change the way you operate fundamentally. I have been feeling the impending shift, i'm waiting with both apprehension and excitement all of this is quite a swell of emotion.

Bike for Life 2009
COFFEE TABLE BOOK-- 

Having been personally interested in photography for many years now I am hoping to use the time on the road to compile a photo essay of traveling across the US.

With an aim to depict the unique differences among our states and even individual townships.

Followers of our ride will have the opportunity to view this journey on this website in the "Pictures" section. Though the best photo documentation will be reserved for

3,349 Miles Across America
A photo esssay




 
Quick Day 09/01/2009
 
Have been cranking on sponsorship letters. Slept through this morning's 13 miler and ended up opting for a sprint day. 5 miles when we came back from work.. It was chilly today out of the sun. Wild to think last week was 90+ degrees!  No complaints from this guy.

Working hard on event and sponsor coordination. It looks like start day may be moved to Monday the 12 though we are waiting on media coverage's schedule.
We learned today about a local bar we can have some local fundraisers with.

Supremely  tired right now so looks like i'll be calling it quits with aspirations of hitting the road early tomo
 

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