Monthly Archives: May 2015

It hasn’t been a cake walk

Rebecca and Tim have been doing a great job of keeping their spirits up, but they also have been dealing with some difficult parts of the walk. Shin Splints They both learned how bad shin splints can be while walking … Continue reading

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Lages, not pronounced how you think

Ely, town of a million motels (because the mines and mills have people come in for just a couple of days at a time, or that’s what we think) felt like a city to us. It only has about 4200 … Continue reading

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Into Ely

We woke up as the sun rose and finally felt comfortable enough stealth camping to sleep in a bit. We weren’t visible for cars in either direction and we were nice and toasty in the tent. But, we couldn’t let … Continue reading

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Pinto Pancake Antelope Robinson

  Just out of town, the road started to get steep. After a few twists and turns we realized we were on our first summit (and Tim’s favorite named), Pinto Peak. It wasn’t so bad but we knew we had … Continue reading

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Some important lessons learned on the road

The two explorers are discovering┬ásome new things. They have learned to appreciate some normal things as well. Cell phone service so they can check in with family, friendly people offering rides, advice, food (fresh oranges even!), laundry, showers, and shelter … Continue reading

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Eureka! It’s A Birthday!

It’s hard to find cake in the middle of the Nevada desert. So powdered (Hostess) donuts will have to do. Rebecca woke up in the tent as the sun rose a year older (at least in technical terms). Today started … Continue reading

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A Horse With No Name

The “grocery store” in Austin doesn’t open until 8am. So we got to sleep in, take another shower (Rebecca loves showers) and pack up slowly. We’ve become experts at filling up water bottles in sinks that are too short or … Continue reading

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64 Miles in Two Days

After sleeping surprisingly well (there was a generator that worried us at Middlegate, but we think the noise actually helped) we woke up a bit late for a long day. We had 64 miles to go to Austin and we … Continue reading

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Biking Across America

Waking up at first light when it’s freezing is becoming our norm, and it’s not fun, but it’s not bad. We got up and pulled our stuff into our packs and dragged the strollers out of the bush toward the … Continue reading

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And We’re Rolling!

Just so everyone knows, we’re behind with writing the blog, but Rebecca may have a stress fracture starting so she’s taking a couple days to rest her foot to make sure she can finish the whole thing. This is not … Continue reading

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