Monthly Archives: July 2015

Day 32: actively refusing to quote Grateful Dead lyrics here

One month ago from yesterday I picked up my backpack and my bike, hugged my parents and cried a little at my cat, and got on the train in Florida.  Now I am again surrounded by blue skies and palm trees, only on the other ocean. Florida, New … Continue reading

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Day 31: Irvine, CA // Photodump, War Stories

(Please excuse any typos; I have to hit cntrl-v to copy paste every time I need an a, and a few other letters just invoke typographical chaos.) The train from the end of Montana through the forests of central Washington was uneventful, sometimes boring, but pretty … Continue reading

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Day 30: Irvine, CA // Apogee

Not the farthest point from origin geographically, perhaps, but after 6,500ish miles, I am at the end point before I begin retracing my steps. A brief 18-odd layover in Seattle has left me minus a bike and pair of flip … Continue reading

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Day 27 Still: Possibly Montana; Possibly Idaho; Possibly Mars

Montana, though, man. They ain’t lyin’ when they call it Big Sky Country. I realize that basically every person who’s ever set foot (or wheels) in Montana probably said that basically verbatim but fuck you. It’s beautiful — it’s breathtaking — but holy shit, is it bleak. Continue reading

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Day 27: North Dakota // no I got nothin’

Good morning, North Dakota! Approaching first time I’ve ever spent twenty-four hours straight on a train.  After ninteeen on Friday/Saturday.  God fucking bless technology. More later (as she always says, lying), but my brain is fuzzy as shit right now. … Continue reading

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Day Like 26: Minnesota, on fire

I made it from New York to Chicago: westward journey is officially really in action. I am happier than I have been in a long time, in this transience, even with the choking horror of being around people all the fucking … Continue reading

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Day 22: Somewhere in New York // Back to America

Dudes, I got to sleep in an actual bed last night, in a real person’s home, and it was so delightful that this morning my brain stubbornly refused to recognize my alarm as, in fact, an alarm, and very nearly was … Continue reading

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