recontrip 2007.01.[20070518.200706..]




date ending city ending odometer reading [miles] daily distance [miles] total distance [miles] route comments
fri 18 may 2007 somerville, ma 27273.7 0 0 departure delayed due to weather
sat 19 may 2007 somerville, ma 27273.7 0 0 departure delayed due to weather
sun 20 may 2007 somerville, ma 27278.1 4.4 * 0 local riding departure delayed due to weather
mon 21 may 2007 ligonier, pa 27836.8 558.7 558.7 i-90;
i-84;
i-81;
i-80;
rt 220;
i-99;
rt 22;
rt 56;
rt 711;
rt 30
finally, the rain has subsided. bright sunny morning in boston, but by the time i was ready to depart in the early afternoon, the clouds had covered the sun once again. no matter, no rain. windy. finally settled into a riding rhythm in connecticut. and then the sun. great first day. sundown on i-80 and a thorough chill. hanging in ligonier until wednesday 23 may 2007.
tue 22 may 2007 ligonier, pa 27851.6 14.8 573.5 local riding chilled at reconbase ligonier. hung with family and friends.
wed 23 may 2007 boonseboro, ky 28262.7 411.1 984.6 local road;
hwy-982;
us-119;
hwy-43;
cr-857;
i-68;
i-79;
i-64;
hwy-627
the weather made for an amazing riding day. i-79 through west virginia was fantastic... great seeing other bikers. the wave makes me feel like a comrade. camped at fort boonesboro... i don't really understand the rv style of camping. should get some photos. headed to memphis tomorrow. practiced banjo. 9:30pm; dark out with many mosquitos... not much else to do besides go to sleep.
thu 24 may 2007 henning, tn 28700.5 437.8 1422.4 hwy-627;
i-75;
broadway [lexington, ky];
new circle road [lexington, ky];
us-60;
bluegrass parkway;
us-31;
western kentucky parkway;
i-24;
purchase parkway;
us-45;
us-51;
hwy-87;
hwy-207
never quite hit a good riding thythm. lots of wind. lost my keys. bought some lotion to keep away the bandito. met a nice guy while getting gas... he'd lived in japan and germany... rode all over europe. he hated his current location and was cursing a blue streak. i think he could have gone on for hours talking about biking. i asked 'do you still ride?' and he showed me his tattoo. saw abe lincoln's boyhood home and met a man from mississippi whose son was returning from school in vermont... he'd hadn't seen him since september. taking the scenic route. camping area at fort pillow was a bit sketchy until i met robert and james from mississippi who came over to listen to my banjo. justice has been a monster.
fri 25 may 2007 cooper, tx 29241.2 540.7 1963.1 hwy-207;
hwy-87;
us-51;
i-40;
i-430;
i-30;
hwy-19;
hwy-71
awesome day. so smooth and straight. cranked justice up to 6k rpm... humming along at about 75mph. met up with dianna in conway, ar... she bought me lunch... thanks so much! had some problems finding the right camping area... the police helped me out... only $11. will make it to austin tomorrow. killer. keeep thinking camping would be so cool with a big crew.
sat 26 may 2007 austin, tx 29539.5 298.3 2261.4 hwy-71;
miscellaneous country roads;
hwy-11;
i-30;
i-635;
i-20;
i-35e;
i-35
last ride of this leg. rain near dallas and had to keep pulling over to adjust my gear. fortunately it was a relatively short ride. reached reconbase austin and met up with kirsten and tim and jared. psyched.
sun 27 may - sun 03 june 2007 austin, tx 29608.7 69.2 2330.6 local riding chilled at reconbase austin.
mon 04 june 2007 bryan, tx 29756.6 147.9 2478.5 i-35;
us-290;
hwy-21;
hwy-6
tue 05 june 2007 balmorhea, tx 30275.3 518.7 2997.2 us-190;
hwy-21;
us-290;
i-10;
hwy-17
wed 06 june 2007 safford, az 30747.9 472.6 3469.8 hwy-17;
i-10;
us-70;
us-191
thu 07 - sat 09 june 2007 san marcos, ca 31339.5 591.6 4061.4 us-191;
i-10;
i-8;
hwy-15;
hwy-78
chilled at reconbase san diego
sun 10 june 2007 dublin, ca 31905.7 566.2 4627.6 hwy-78;
i-5;
hwy-1;
us-156;
us-101;
i-680;
i-580
destination: reconbase san francisco
mon 11 - wed 13 june 2007 dublin, ca 31925.3 19.6 4647.2 local riding
thu 14 june 2007 king city, ca 32238.2 312.9 4960.1 i-580;
i-680;
us-101;
us-152;
hwy-1;
nacimiento-fergusson road;
jolon road g14;
us-101
pleasure ride
fri 15 june 2007 dublin, ca 32449.8 211.6 5171.7 us-101;
bitterwater road g13;
hwy-25;
hwy-146;
us-152;
i-5;
i-580
pleasure ride
sat 16 june 2007 dublin, ca 32449.8 0 5171.7
sun 17 june 2007 dublin, ca 32501.5 51.7 5223.4 casimo tassajara road; blackhawk road; mount diablo scenic boulevard pleasure ride: mount diablo
mon 18 - wed 20 june 2007 dublin, ca 32668.1 166.6 5390.0 local riding
thu 21 june 2007 berlin-ichthyosaur state park, nv 33067.9 399.8 5789.8 i-680;
i-80;
us-50;
hwy-361;
hwy-844/old-21
fri 22 june 2007 baker, nv 33343.6 275.7 6065.5 old-21;
us-50
sat 23 june 2007 green river, ut 33749.2 405.6 6471.1 us-50;
i-70
sun 24 june 2007 golden, co 34146.3 397.1 6868.2 i-70;
us-6;
hwy-93;
hwy-72
mon 25 - wed 27 june 2007 golden, co local riding
thu 28 june 2007 kanopolis, ks
fri 29 - 30 sat june 2007 fulton, mo
01 sun july 2007 ligonier, pa
mon 02 - wed 04 july 2007 ligonier, pa local riding
05 july 2007 somerville, ma 36544.0 9265.9


* distance not included in total trip distance