David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
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Texas 2003
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Sequoia National Park 2004
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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?
04/16  Another day in AlaBAMa
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
05/05  Life aboard the Texas Eagle
05/06  But it's a dry heat
05/14  The end is nigh
05/15  Six mile walk
05/16  Home on the farm
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Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
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But it's a dry heat

2009-05-06

The attendants on the train all appear to be really cranky. It turns out this is just self-defense and they are trained to act this way. If they were too nice to people, all of the crazies riding the train for days on end would latch onto them and drive them nuts.

We finally made it into Union Station in LA. After a little trouble finding my bike and a few hours of waiting I found myself on the Metrolink 91 back out of LA. The
Graffiti along this route is something to behold. It spanned buildings, walls and drainage sides for miles. Some if it was really well done.

I departed the Metrolink in Corona and made my way south. Funny thing here: when you spill water on the ground, it dries up right away.

I spent the afternoon biking between mountains. However, my route was almost completely flat or downhill. It felt like I was cheating. The wind was quirky. It often changed direction and speed seemingly at random. It would hold for a while and then change again.

And it was hot. At one point I thought to myself, it seems to be cooling off! Then I biked past a bank and the ticker read 97 degrees.

I stopped at a convenience store and purchased some gatorade. I asked the cashier where I could fill up my water bottle. No water. "You have no place I can fill this up?" I was incredulous. "What about a bathroom?" He responded, "we don't do bathrooms." Seems there must be a health code violation in there someplace.

I ended the day in Temecula where I will once again spend a bunch of days working.

windmill farm


hot and dry


real mountains

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