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Bicycle Trip 1999
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Texas 2003
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02/08  Sumpter National Forest
02/09  Newberry, South Carolina, Sir
02/10  Brute force; then optimize
02/11  Ninety Six
02/12  Aiken, SC
02/13  Through Columbia, South Carolina
02/14  It's not so much the cold but the gosh dern humidity
02/15  Whooeee yaa ha ha ha ha c'mon gul
02/16  Isle of Palms
02/16  Whooeee yaa ha ha ha ha c'mon gul
02/17  Another day at the office
02/17  Isle of Palms
02/18  Another day at the office
02/18  Gear, part 1
02/20  Cold day colder night
02/21  Truly in "The South"
02/22  Rain, wind and hills
02/23  Gear, part 2
02/25  I lost my pants
02/27  Eighty-mile week
02/28  Montezuma
03/01  Snow day
03/02  Calico cats and pumpkins
03/03  Ashburn
03/04  Mosquitoes!
03/05  So what's up with those shoes?
03/06  Would you like rotten bacon with that?
03/07  Claim your lane
03/09  I talk a lot
03/10  Ocala National Forest
03/13  Trespassing Again
03/14  Burned
03/16  urban jungle
03/17  Withdrawal
03/19  Ping, clack, tink be gone
03/20  Everglades National Park
03/21  I walked this?
03/22  "Just like a plane."
03/23  Technical difficulties
03/26  Nothing is simple
03/27  Oranges for miles and miles
03/28  First Century
03/29  Withlacoochee I barely knew you
03/30  Cedar Key
03/31  Feral Cat Capitol
04/04  Cramping my style
04/08  Still in Cedar Key
04/10  Going again
04/11  Stop poking me
04/12  Back roads rule
04/15  What time is it?
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04/17  All you guys look the same to me
04/18  (pictures)
04/19  Feedback
04/22  Wanna see our shrimp?
04/23  What goes down must go up
04/24  One of these customers is not like the others
04/25  Have a safe ride
04/26  Broad shoulders
04/29  Observe that the tower is closed
05/02  Rain rain don't bother going away now
05/03  Water water everywhere and I'm not even thirsty
05/04  Training
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05/06  But it's a dry heat
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Liverworks Productions
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Rain, wind and hills

2009-02-22

I knew there was a Shoney's in Statesboro, so I resolved to bike some twenty-odd miles and eat breakfast there. That leg started off a little cold, but soon enough the cold wasn't all that noticeable because of the rain. The rain didn't last long, but was replaced by a nasty head wind.

Once at Shoney's, I tried to put a hurt on them, but I suspect Shoney's snickered at my meager three plates of consumption and then proceeded to throw the hurt back at me. It turns out that even though I am fully capable of burning three plates of calories I am not so capable of digesting them. Fortunately, in spite of the waitress' warning, I didn't "catch a cramp."

As stated before, the weather was rotten, and I would have been smart to get a hotel right there in Statesboro. Of course I didn't. I pushed on west against a thoroughly demoralizing head wind for twenty five miles or so before turning south and facing hills, hills and more hills. Finally I ended up in Vidalia, "The sweet onion city."

I didn't see much today as the effort required to push against the wind and hills induced sort of tunnel-vision daze in me. I seem to be past the endless expanses of pine trees and am in farm country. Like the chicken feathers along many of South Carolina's roads, many of Georgia's roads are flanked by cotton balls.

Again, I'll be here in Vidalia for a few days as I get some work done. This is my remuneration.

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