Well, today I crossed off some new milestones. First I finished Mississippi, a really beautiful state. Second, I entered another state, Louisiana. Third I crossed over the 800 mile mark, all on a single speed!
I managed to survive yesterdays torrential rains and get everything dried off by mid afternoon. The day started with sun, shifted to cool clouds and by the time I came out of McDonald's the temps were in the 70's. You could say that layering is the mode of dress because you just don't know what is going to show up.
I managed to get some pictures up and posted on Facebook. If you don't have access to them be sure and send me a friend request. I am at my image limit on Flickr so general posting of images will have to wait a bit. I should have a gallery up and running here on my site soon, so keep checking back.
The country side is really something else and being on a bike just allows fir such intimacy with both the land and the people. In the rural sections it is generally just me, the horses, donkeys,dogs blue jays, cardinals and all the other assorted critters.
Entering towns provides you with a very unique opportunity to meet some very interesting characters. These are all things that I really did not get a chance to experience at length in the kayak, which makes this trip all the more special.
The Fargo is doing great as are the Schwalbe tires. They really soak up the rough stuff. I am loving the new Snow Peak cook kit and only need to craft a windscreen to make it perfect. Soon I will post my thoughts on the use of a BOB trailer because I know when I was researching the choices I really enjoyed reading about the experiences of others.
Keep on rolling...