Monday, March 15, 2010

New Sponsors and Hanging Out With My Friends


David Lawson Came up for the weekend which gave me a chance to play with the new camera (Canon 7D). It is amazing, I am so very excited to be using it for video and for stills. I will be doing a full review of it shortly. The picture above was a focus test. David would through a piece of paper at me and I tried to capture it in the frame so it was in focus and he was out of focus. This is the closest we got which I really like. I put it through photo shop to make it look 70's.
Adventure Cycling Association is Sponsoring "Bike Against the Wind" they are an amazing website for mapping and getting on a guided bike tour. I am really excited to be working with them because they promote a great lifestyle. (And they help crazies like me do the crazy things I do)

NEW!!!! Our website is about to change. we are moving on to bigger and better. Cody has been working him self to the bone to get us out new site and it is almost complete! This week when you go to www.bikeagainstthewind.com you will find a new home page with many new things. Such things like a map that will show you where I am, my latest video and blog updates and much more. I am excited to see the site develop and I hope you are to. We do also have the facebook group "Bike Against the Wind" please join and post all you want.

BIKE TRACKS: Dave Mathews Band

TOTAL DISTANCE FOR DAY (TDD) : 50 miles
TOTAL TIME FOR THE DAY (TTD) : - hr

TOTAL TIME TRAINING: 1 yr 6 wks
TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED: 2359.84 + Miles

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Why Biking Rocks


So I am definitely an advocate for biking. I will by no means yell at anybody for driving a car. I understand the importance of a car and well Lara has a car and I drive it quite often. So call me a fake but I still love bikes for several reasons. The exorcise I get when I ride compared to going to a gym is a million times better because I workout AND get places I need to get. Also the exciting sites that I get to see when I am on my bike is different from when I drive or walk. But best of all is something that I just discovered today. If you bike to Build a Green Bakery on 223 first ave in NYC you will get 25% off your purchases. The cookies are amazing and the place is entirely made out of recycled material (including the wall paint). This thought that since I am one to bike that I deserve a discount on goods is an interesting thought. what if bikers were to get a bigger tax cut if they road to work (all ready might be happening) or if I bike to a restaurant I would get a bit of a discount. This is an amazing Idea.

Bike Track: David Lawson's Floundering about in an Age of Terror

Friday, March 5, 2010

30 Days and Counting

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Ladies and gents 30 Days till my trip! I need your help getting the word out about this trip and documentary. When people put comments and post videos on Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo or on Bikeagainstthewind.com they are participating in the final creation of the documentary. Your posts about places you have always wanted to go or things that you have always wanted to do could possibly be used in the final cut of the film. Plus I get to talk and meet with more people all across the country and world. So please make comments, post videos and participate with me in this project.

Watch the video update at www.bikeagainstthewind.com if you can't see it here.

BIKE TRACKS: Dave Mathews Band

TOTAL DISTANCE FOR DAY (TDD) : 30 miles
TOTAL TIME FOR THE DAY (TTD) : 2 hr

TOTAL TIME TRAINING: 1 yr 5 wks
TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED: 2309.84 + Miles



Monday, March 1, 2010

Starting to Say Goodbye



Tomorrow I am going up to New Hampshire so I can see my Grandparents before they leave to go to Florida. I was talking to my grandmother over the phone today and it was during that conversation that I realized that I am not going to be seeing her before my trip, so I convinced her that it would be a good idea for me to come up and see her and Grandpa even if it is for only 4 hours.

This is the start of the goodbye for now's.

One thing that I have learned growing up is how to leave a place with out much emotional trouble. Saying goodbye to people is not hard for me because I feel as though I am just a phone call or a text or facebook post away. I have moved from Garden Valley Idaho to Penang, Malaysia back to Idaho and to Boston with out much trouble (other than packing and unpacking). Some people I know have trouble even leaving their home for a day let alone 3 months. This interests me because it is different from how I feel.

What keeps people from leaving places that they have lived? What makes people so strongly attached to a person or a place that they never venture past the city limits? Is that OK? Is it the smart thing to do? Is it the Right thing to do?

Do you have trouble leaving friends and family for extended periods of time? What do you think it is that keeps you from leaving certain places?

Is it easy for you to leave people and places? What do you think about when you make that transition time after time?

Make a post on this blog. I would like to hear your stories.

BIKE TRACKS: Tea and Scrumpets

TOTAL DISTANCE FOR DAY (TDD) : 18 miles
TOTAL TIME FOR THE DAY (TTD) : 45 min

TOTAL TIME TRAINING: 1 yr 5 wks
TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED: 2279.84 + Miles