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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Trip Recap

I was hoping to get Terry to write the final entry, but, blogging isn't his thing.  Go figure!

All I can say is "Wow!".  He did it!  What an accomplishment.  Most of us will not undertake the journey he did for numerous reasons, but I think we all agree that we admire him for his tenacity in his journey.  And he made long miles look easy.
Now we need to do the final paperwork.  Print out 4x6 pictures of the the check-in points.

1-first corner starts the actual clock ticking to complete in 26 days.  First corner was:  Blaine, WA



2-second was the first checkpoint in the X pattern just outside Lebanon, KS.  And the picture had to be at the marker.



3-third and 2nd corner was Madawaska, MA.



4-back to Lebanon, KS for the 2nd pass through and a stop at the Lebanon Gas Station for the official picture.



5-3rd corner in Key West, FL.  Picture at the marker of the southern most tip of the US.



6-3rd and final pass through Lebanon, KS and a photo at the Lebanon Post Office.



7-4th and final corner in San Ysidro, CA photo taken at the Post Office.



A total of 12,878 miles traveled according to the GPS, although the odometer calculated 13,535.  Terry says that's the variable in the bikes odometer and the accuracy of the GPS.  

Back home safe and sound.



The weather cooperated with only approx 6 hours of rain and a range from the 30's to the 90's.
I am sure there are more stories in his journal to share, but maybe those will come in the future.
Thanks for following along.



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 17 Saturday




Ok, today is Saturday...I guess I don't need the next 4 blog dates set aside.  He made it home at 1:30pm today.  He stayed last night in Vista CA with my mom.  Got up and left by 5am for San Ysidro CA, the 4th and final corner.  As a close friend said " He doesn't have an iron butt, he has a titanium butt!!"  He should get a trophy for this one!
So, we have settled in, had Chinese for dinner and he is happily watching the playoffs.  Thanks for following the journey.  Hopefully I will have pictures to post this next week.  Between my close to 1000 shots at the photo festival this week and another shoot tomorrow morning,  and his shots I have some work to do, but lovin every minute.  We'll be back soon...
And if he decides to this again, I am going to grab his brother and put him intervention therapy.
Good night all...


No stats...the GPS is freezing......hopefully will get some tomorrow.


today stats:
o/a mph:
moving mph:
max speed: 
total time: 
moving time: 
rest time: 


Mileage Recap:
Day 1...798
Day 2...781
Day 3...839.5
Day 4...708
Day 5...839.5
Day 6...732.8
Day 7...697
Day 8...650.7
Day 9...688.4
Day 10...816.4
Day 11...778.8
Day 12...759
Day 13...948.4
Day 14...900.3
Day 15...830.4
Day 16...1212
Day 17...378
total miles: 12,878.7
Avg @ day 757.6

so, I guess it is dinner and margaritas for everyone!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 16 Friday

It is after 10 here...Terry called around 4:30pm to have me call my mom in Vista to ask if he can stay there for the night.  Now before he called ( I just got off the phone ) I did the route and figured...no way!!  But...he did...
I am dumbfounded.  No stats, the GPS is still on the bike.  He will hit San Ysidro tomorrow and be home tomorrow afternoon!  I am still in shock.


He did say something about 19 hours and 1200+ miles today...and that's all I have to say about that.  My next blog will be when he gets home.

I have to get up at 4am to make a sunrise shoot, I am outa here.  ttfn



today stats:
o/a mph:
moving mph:
max speed: 
total time: 
moving time: 
rest time: 


Mileage Recap:
Day 1...798
Day 2...781
Day 3...839.5
Day 4...708
Day 5...839.5
Day 6...732.8
Day 7...697
Day 8...650.7
Day 9...688.4
Day 10...816.4
Day 11...778.8
Day 12...759
Day 13...948.4
Day 14...900.3
Day 15...830.4
Day 16...1212

total miles:12500.7
Avg @ day 781.3

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 15 Thursday



  Nice weather, left in rain...Ready to come home....that's it.  I am somewhat tied up with what I have going, so not as much time to fill in blanks.  Sorry...  night all!

today's stats:
o/a mph: 61.1
moving mph:  69.3
max speed: 102 (bad boy!)
total time: 13.35
moving time: 11.58
rest time: 1.36


Mileage Recap:
Day 1...798
Day 2...781
Day 3...839.5
Day 4...708
Day 5...839.5
Day 6...732.8
Day 7...697
Day 8...650.7
Day 9...688.4
Day 10...816.4
Day 11...778.8
Day 12... 759
Day 13...648.4
Day 14...900.3
Day 15...830.4
total miles:  11,28837
Avg @ day 752.6

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 14 Wednesday



A quick check in tonight from me.  Terry said he had the best day yet.  "Enjoyable, Great Day, Sailed, Easiest day so far"...all used to describe today.
Had some drenching downpours but all in all a good day....He'll sail through Lebanon KS tomorrow and on the the 4th and final corner in San Ysidro CA.

He's on his way home...  :D

today's stats:
o/a mph:  64.5
moving mph:  73
max speed:  84.4 
total time: 13.57
moving time: 12.19
rest time: 1.3


Mileage Recap:
Day 1...798
Day 2...781
Day 3...839.5
Day 4...708
Day 5...839.5
Day 6...732.8
Day 7...697
Day 8...650.7
Day 9...688.4
Day 10...816.4
Day 11...778.8
Day 12... 759
Day 13...648.4
Day 14...900.3

total miles:10,458.3
Avg @ day 747

night all, long day for me, and early, early tomorrow....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 13 Tuesday



He first checked in tonight from a recommended restaurant called Pollo Mario in South Orlando.  Featuring Columbian cuisine.   Seems it also has great ratings.  He raved about #40 on the menu.   he He tried plantains for the first time!  And was surprised that I knew what it was, as well as crackle, aka pork rind.

Pollos Mario is best known for its seafood and is home to Columbian cuisine. It's authenticity and atmosphere is matched by no other, right down to the Spanish-speaking service personnel. Entrees include bandeja paisa which consists of white rice, red beans, ground beef, sausage, plantains, morcilla, chicharron, arepa, avocado and a fried egg; cuchuco which is made up of wheat, habas, potatoes, ribs and peas; sancocho, a soup combining vegetables and meat or fish; and ajiaco, an elaborate stew.

He finished dinner and got back to me when he returned to the motel.  He filled me in on the details of the day.

Said the weather was clear and warm, with a thunderstorm just outside of Orlando.  Enough to put the rain jacket on to keep from getting drenched.  But when the sun came out, it created a sauna in the jacket, even though he only had on a t shirt.  Time for fresh clothes in the morning !
He also said that he "kinda" blew a toll.  He saw that it would be $1 and had it ready....in a bill...not coins.  What to do?  Cars are lining up behind him, no one around...so, he did what any responsible citizen would do and stuffed it the best he could into the hole!!  He did tell them at the next toll what happened, they gave him a card with a number to call...after they open back up tomorrow.  So...we will see if we get any mail from Florida.

Speaking of mail, I have now received 4 cards from him...helps with the distance between us right now.  Didn't think it would be ... so quiet

Oh, yes, he made it to the most southern tip of the US in the Keys.  Took his picture by the same marker as in 2008, did the paperwork, turned around and headed north.
Now back to Kansas for the last time.

Key West from 2008

today's stats:
o/a mph:50.9
moving mph:58.9
max speed: 85.2
total time: 12.43
moving time: 11
rest time: 1.43


Mileage Recap:
Day 1...798
Day 2...781
Day 3...839.5
Day 4...708
Day 5...839.5
Day 6...732.8
Day 7...697
Day 8...650.7
Day 9...688.4
Day 10...816.4
Day 11...778.8
Day 12...759
Day 13...648.4
total miles:  9558
Avg @ day  735.2

ttfn

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 12 Monday


When I asked if he ran into rain, the response was " Oh gawd YES!"

As expected, rain and more rain with a brief respite.  Enough water on the road that at one point when a truck changed lanes, the car in front of him disappeared into the wave!  He said not big deal, you just come out on the other side, as if that is nothing....I'd be clamped on the handlebars!!    And the rain suit and the Air Hawk are holding tight!

Welcome to Stuart FL
today stats:
o/a mph:  58.9
moving mph:  70
max speed: 83.2
total time: 12.53
moving time: 10.50
rest time: 2.03 (included a nice nap)


Mileage Recap:
Day 1...798
Day 2...781
Day 3...839.5
Day 4...708
Day 5...839.5
Day 6...732.8
Day 7...697
Day 8...650.7
Day 9...688.4
Day 10...816.4
Day 11...778.8
Day 12...759
total miles:  8909
Avg @ day 742.5

Tomorrow he should touch the 3rd corner in Key West and then start back up the west coast as shown in the link below.  If he makes it to St. Petersburg, it will be a full day.  We will see what tomorrow brings.

Proposed route for Tues/tomorrow

That's All Folks!