"KEEP MOVING FORWARD" -- Walter Elias Disney

The web log archive of a slow marathoner, road cyclist, and software engineer.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New HD version of ride

Right here or click on the map of my ride below.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

In closing.....

Here's the whole ride, one more time in chronological order. I'll be working on augmenting and editing these entries over the next few weeks. Recently updated entries will be noted by an (*), which is more for my own edification than anything else.


FOREWARD (*)
PROLOGUE(*)
T minus TEN DAYS, and counting...
T minus NINE DAYS, and counting....
T minus EIGHT DAYS (and Chemo Round Three, Dose One)
T minus SEVEN DAYS (or "What would 'Sidney Bristow' do?")
T minus FIVE DAYS (or, somedays I almost feel like one of the "Incredibles")
T minus THREE DAYS (or... "What are you, nuts?")
T minus TWO Days.... leaving home
Tomorrow it starts.
Day ONE, Disneyland to San Diego
Day TWO, San Diego to Mission Beach
Day ONE (expanded), Day THREE, and Day FOUR
Day FIVE (or, "Was Thomas Wolfe correct?")
Day SIX, I meant (or... "Behind the clouds, the sun is shi-i-i-ining")
Day SEVEN (or... "Standin' on the corner in...")
Day EIGHT (or.. "Life is a Highway...")
Day NINE (or... "The Milagro Beanfield Ride")
Day TEN (or.. "Gimme' Shelter")
Day ELEVEN (or... "Come Sail Away")
Day TWELVE (or... "Message to my girl")
Day THIRTEEN (or.. "Woody's Roundup, come on along today")
Day FOURTEEN (or... "Rollin' hard, rollin' fast, rollin' by")
Day FIFTEEN (or... "Get you kicks, on Route 66")
Day SIXTEEN (or.. My mother-in-law wants to be a redhead like me)
Day SEVENTEEN (or... "Wichita Skyline")
Day EIGHTEEN (or... "Abbey Road")
Day NINETEEN (or... "Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me")
Day TWENTY (or... Nobody else saw the pet pig?)
Day TWENTY ONE (or... Ode to "The Doobie Brothers")
Day TWENTY TWO (or... "Don't you know me? I'm your native son.")
Day TWENTY THREE (or.. This Ride is more important than ever)
Day TWENTY FOUR (or... Where have you gone Atticus Finch? We need you.)
Day TWENTY FIVE (or... Kindness from strangers)
Day TWENTY SIX (or... My grandmother would love this trip)
Day TWENTY SEVEN (or... "Running on Empty")
Days TWENTY EIGHT and TWENTY NINE (or... "Back in my baby's arms")
Day THIRTY (or.. A Day At The Beach)
Day THIRTY ONE (or... Rolling "down the avenue that's known as A1A")
FINAL DAY (or... "If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme")
"First I'd like the thank the members of the Academy..."
As with all "thank you lists" I left out one very important group.
The final map of the route I rode.
"You have to believe we are Magic" (or.. confessions of a longtime Olivia Newton John fan)

I said the following all the time, but I meant it every time, especially now....

Thank you all for reading and following the journey, both on and off the bicycle.