Mending my relationship with Montana

When you sign up to cycle across the country, you resign yourself to a good bit of suffering, and I knew going in that ~600 of the ~850 miles we ride through Montana are abject agony. And this prior knowledge didn't really prove to be worth anything. The five of us Route Leaders groan on …

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And away we go!

It's been two weeks of learning and homecomings. We, and by we I mean myself and the other route leaders, spent a week in Blacksburg before shipping up to Maine, and it didn't take too long to remember why I love Tech as much as I do. Few things warm the cockles of my heart …

We go again.

Hey, you made it back! It's been quiet around here lately. Almost a little too quiet. So quiet in fact, I decided to grab my life like a snow globe and give it a few enthusiastic shakings. Then I figured I'd crack it open and dump out the insides just for good measure. Ever since returning …

The beginning of the end

Sayonara, Montana! We're now in our 14th state, Idaho, and it's endearing, mostly because it's not Montana. Maybe I'm being a little melodramatic about Montana, but after being put through the gauntlet for two weeks, it's refreshing to be not only out of the Big Sky country, but also in the Pacific timezone! Today's our …

Winds in the wild west

North Dakota sent us off with a bang. After the greatest mail-drop to ever drop mail, we finally hit the Badlands, which brought my favorite scenery yet. Upon riding into Montana, the state in which we'll be spending the most time, it seemed like it was rejecting us like a body rejecting a poor organ …