David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
10/12  O Windy Day; O Windy, Windy Day
10/12  Illinois Beach State Park (South)
10/13  Evanston, IL
10/16  Left on Halsted and straight for a couple days
10/16  No peace from barking dogs.
10/17  No peace from barking dogs.
10/18  Little ants. Big Earth.
10/18  Cold, sore, sun burned and lonely.
10/19  Evansville -- what a hole.
10/19  And that's why I drive a Multitrack
10/20  Concern for my life on the Bridge O Death
10/20  Hang it, I'm not broke.
10/21  Who's idea was it to come THIS WAY?
10/21  A couple of notes.
10/22  So Lawng Kentucky
10/23  The difference between a hill and a mountain
10/23  Highway 68 is awesome
10/24  Way down yonder 'round the Chattahoochee
10/25  And I thought Chicago was tough.
10/27  I'm not so tough
11/01  Still in Atlanta
11/03  FINALLY leaving Atlanta
11/03  "A Pilgrim," he called me
11/04  A new contestant
11/05  A whole new country
11/06  Trailers West
11/06  Did somebody order pine trees?
11/07  Deep Blue Chevron Station
11/08  I think I goof off too much
11/10  Sea Roaches, Oil Rigs and Casinos
11/11  Hot time in the bayou
11/12  Running on one cylinder
11/12  The adventures of Broken-Knee
11/13  Way to go, Brown!
11/13  Thank God for Advil and Bungie Cords
11/14  Kids in the streets with guns
11/15  I can see cows for miles and miles
11/16  Pleasantly surprised
11/18  Not much to report
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Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
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Biking West 2015
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Did somebody order pine trees?

1999-11-06

Today was mostly uneventful. I started out just south of Bainbridge, Georgia. I followed 97 to 302 across the border to 267 to Quincy, Florida. The scenery was nice. From Quincy, I followed 12 west. I saw many pine trees, all in rows, all the same height. Highway 12 ran into 20 at Bristol, where I saw more pine trees. As I travelled along 20, I saw miles and miles of short pine trees and tall pine trees and mid-size pine trees and a few patches of odd-size pine trees. From 20, I took 231 south to Youngstown and then 388 west. I saw more pine trees. Now I'm camping just west of Youngstown in (you guessed it) pine trees.

Even though I goofed off for a lot of the day because my ankles were sore, it looks like I still managed to bike about 80 miles. Depending on how I feel tomorrow, I may just find myself a beach and chill.

I do seem to have more people asking about my route. But their expressions aren't nearly as dramatic when I tell them I'm from Milwaukee as they were even in Kentucky. Maybe I've just gone too far for them to be surprised. Or maybe a lot of people come through here on bikes.

I bought bug spray, which I didn't need. I broke down and bought sun screen from an Indian clerk named Jerry (with a close-enough shrug). My white shoulders started getting hit pretty hard when I wore my tank top yesterday and today. So how's the weather up north?

And my flashlight batteries just died and I had forgotten to buy more and typing in the dark is a pain, so good night.
 
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