—Crossposted from here. I think I might just avoid the double-posting and simply use CrazyGuy from now on. It’s trite but some towns just boil down to one song. Some bike trails do, too (“She caught the Katy, and left me a mule to ride.”, e.g., but we don’t start on the Katy Trail until… Read More BT 2010: Take Me Back To…
Albuquerque, NM: Early…some 50,000,000 trip itineraries ago, I planned on doing the Great Divide up from basically my house in Albuquerque to Montana. Given the 2,000 miles of washboard road and such, I bought my bike/gear with rough road in mind. Also in mind was my strong disinclination to EVER change a tire. For a… Read More BT 2010: It Ain’t the Tire, It’s the Tube
6.8.10: Albuquerque, New Mexico — There’s an arch, I hear, in St. Louis that recognizes the area as a “Gateway”. Looking at a 2010 map, it’s easy to agree St. Louis serves as a hub to many spokes. Now if I could just figure out which spoke to take. All I know about Bike Tour… Read More BT 2010: Three Days Out and Still No Firm Plans
6.07.10: Albuquerque, New Mexico — I’m sure touring the country or world was easier 100-150 years ago. One needed only to load up the Conestoga wagon, buy a horse or two, and off you went. Yes there was a 50/50 chance of dying from one cause or another, but at least Johnny Adventurer circa 1857… Read More BT 2010: Four Days Until Humidity
So like every other nerdy, seasonally unemployed, schoolteacher, I spent the later hours of last night wading through recent developments concerning Round Two of “Race to the Top”. You know..the Department of Education’s grantwriting-intensive version of the “Gong Show”, in which teams of education officials in each state try to put enough lipstick on the… Read More Whither the Blog Tour, Summer ’10?