Monthly Archives: August 2015

Welcome to Our Cabin – Aug 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12

We headed out from Jeremy’s place after refilling our water packs and mentally preparing for the day. We were going to barely cross into Ohio today, one more state down. A bit after really getting into the city we stopped … Continue reading

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Them Indiana Boys on Them Indiana Nights – August 5, 6 & 7

We stayed with Tim’s friend Taylor Tuesday night, and woke up bright and early Wednesday so he could drive us just east of where he picked us up. Due to Indiana’s time zone identity crisis (we crossed into the Eastern … Continue reading

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You Can’t Fight City Hall – August 3 & 4

Our days off come and go too quickly. It was tough to leave the comforts of Tim’s parents’ home, but after a heartfelt goodbye, we were off. Tim was equally excited to include his alma mater and college town, Valparaiso, … Continue reading

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Indiana Homecoming – August 1 & 2

After more than a week off in Chicago, it was time to hit the road again. Our progress was “paused” at the Hegewisch South Shore train station, to make the walk to Tim’s hometown of Griffith, Indiana a little shorter. … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Chicago – July 23-31

We broke the walk from Chicago to Indiana into three segments. We walked from the Pulaski Orange Line station to Chinatown on Thursday (and were joined by Jen for the first four miles!). We were able to visit many other … Continue reading

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Unusual Flying Objects – July 19, 20, 21 & 22

We crawled out of bed, slowly bracing ourselves for another day. The motel might have been a little sketchy, but at least it wasn’t humid and hot all night. We packed up everything we’d layed out to dry and were … Continue reading

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Come On Feel The Illinoise; or, The Sandman Cometh – July 16, 17 & 18

Thursday morning was rainy and cold. It was the most rain for what felt like weeks. Rebecca decided to walk her bike beside Tim so they could walk the four miles together into their adoptive home state, Illinois. The sidewalks … Continue reading

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Camping in the Corn Fields – July 12, 13, 14 & 15

We woke up in our tent definitely aware of the humidity. We’d been warned by the cyclist Rebecca met the night before and many Iowans that the humidity would be hard to bear,¬†and they were right. We only had 20 … Continue reading

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No Sleep Til Brooklyn (Iowa) – July 9, 10 & 11

We woke up at Tim’s college friend Eric’s place, though the bed was so comfy we never wanted to leave. Since we had already walked through most of Des Moines the previous day, we would have Eric drop us off … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI 2015.5 – July 5, 6, 7 & 8

We woke up in Atlantic and headed out. Tim’s feet were hurting pretty badly and he realized he didn’t buy the wide shoes that he had been wearing previously so he was getting blisters on his toes and his heels. … Continue reading

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