David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
Bicycle Trip 2010
Nomadic 2010
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
08/30   Hot Hills
08/31   Maquoketa Caves State Park
09/01   Sutliff Bridge
09/02   Flags
09/03   Maasdam's Wheel Art
09/04   Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
09/06   Fred's Bike Shop
09/07   Clark Tower
09/08   The Terraced Hills
09/09   Tower of the Four Winds
09/10   Just gravel roads
09/11   Grand Island
09/12   Boot Hill
09/13   Highway 34 to McCook
09/15   Tinker Tom's
09/16   The Big Easel
09/17   Mount Sunflower
09/18   Long Dry Day
09/19   Colorado Springs
09/20   Camping High
09/21   Wolves and Fossils
09/22   Cottonwood Pass
09/23   Send up the bicycle guy
09/24   Kebler Pass
09/25   Grand Junction
09/26   Colorado National Monument
09/27   Entrada Bluffs
09/28   Arches National Park
09/29   Hole N''The Rock
09/30   Newspaper Rock
10/01   Comb Wash up
10/02   Natural Bridges National Monument
10/03   The Burr Trail
10/04   Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
10/05   Escalante
10/06   Escalante Mountains and Red Canyon
10/07   Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park
10/08   Dinosaur Tracks
10/09   Snow Canyon State Park
10/11   Cathedral Gorge State Park
10/12   Sunnyside
10/18   A Week in Sunnyside
10/19   Mule Deer Hunting
10/21   Leaving Las Vegas
10/22   Death Valley National Park
10/23   Uphill Against the Wind
10/24   Ridgecrest
10/26   Red Rock Canyon State Park
10/27   Lancaster
10/28   LAX
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

Grand Island

2016-09-11

tl;dr: I made my way to Grand Island and kept going.

I slept pretty well until 1 AM when a truck suddenly stopped on the road by my tent. A guy got out with a flashlight. I thought for sure I'd been made, although I don't know why anybody would care where I was. But he proceeded to back the truck into the ramp and stop less than 20 yards from my tent. Had the truck backed up another two or three feet I would have been in plain sight because of the moon light. The truck sat there for 30 minutes with lights off and engine running before leaving. This area is literally a grid of 1 mile by 1 mile roads stretching for miles and miles in every direction, yet this guy parked right here and never even noticed me. What are the chances?

I stopped in Grand Island to do laundry. I always wondered about the name of this place, but after biking through many small towns it seems each is an island among the fields. This morning in Benedict I saw squirrels, and I wondered how they even got there. This city is just a grander island.

I considered getting a hotel, because the constant wind has really tired me out, but I couldn't find any deals, and I'm almost to the point where I sleep better outside than in. So I kept going and found a place to sleep in yet another cornfield. I stopped early.

good morning Nebraska


heading into Benedict


cow yard


crossing the Platte again


grass fire along Highway 30


funny cars on display in north Grand Island


never stopped me before

contact me at le@liverworks.com
< 2016-09-10 Just gravel roads 2016-09-12 Boot Hill >