Saturday, March 20, 2010

Done with the trip- Peter




We arrived at my parents house in Tryon, NC around 4 pm yesterday. The last day was a very nice ride...Beautiful weather and beautiful scenery. Felt great to finally be at our destination and were greeted with a few well deserved beers. I think the trip was a complete success...and I have a great sense of accomplishment now that the ride is over. I do want to give a huge shout out to the makers of the I-Phone- We would have been completely lost without the maps and directions from the phone. Chilling today but driving through the night to be back at work tomorrow. Hope you all have enjoyed the blog as much as we enjoyed the ride. Thanks for the support! Until next time...
done pedaling,
Peter

All done - David



I am in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ive heard songs about these lands!! thanks you Jerry ;)
Finished yesterday at about 4:30pm after about 85 miles in beautiful weather. The small mountains became cat 3 or 4 climbs that take 7 to 10 min to go over, impossible to do with the trailer (possible just very slow) + my gear ratio is not for these mountains.
We had a a great meal and a few beers and went to bed with no desire of internet. It was nice to make it to the end safe.
The Markovics are some very hospitable people, thanks for having me!!
After all we did 485 miles and got lost for about 40-50 miles, chased by countless dogs (one of them for about 1.5miles), saw the real south where everyone is friendly and nice, cars honk hello more often than dogs chase you.
It was very interesting times and cant wait to do something like this soon.
Now the time to go home and deal with everything has come. I thank all of you for following this blog and will talk bicycles with anyone anytime just say the word.
Word-up!!!

Mucho amor y gracias por los comentarios!

DSP video

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 4 - Peter



good evening-
today we rode from millen ga to greenwood sc. Our mile count was 117. I pulled the trailer all day and am beat!!! Hills only got bigger and dogs more numerous. All in all we rode strong all day and only have 79 miles left to do tomorrow. a few pics for you to see...
pedaling,
Peter

Day 4 - David




My body is like what the f.. are you doing to me David!!. Im in pain but the good kind after these 3 beers I will have a very good night.
The longest day yet about 117 miles and the rolling hils have turned into small mountains. The weather was cold and overcast all day no rain. We got started early and went a solid 30 miles before I got back to back flats. It was frustrating but its all good now.
We passed Augusta GA and Sumter National Forest. The roads were low traffic and we stopped in one very cool bike shop (Andy's Bikes in Augusta, GA) after the iphone took us through one of the worst parts of town. We are now in Greenwood, SC in a 'naice' motel again ;) too much riding to camp in wet tents and sleeping bags.
We also passed a hiking trail (see pic). The pic inside that barn was 2 days ago in the rain we stopped to get cover for a bit but didnt help at all.
Tomorrow we should do about 80 miles andfinish like a boss!!!

Day 3 - Rain

The third day was constant rain...we rode about 75 miles all but the first 5 were in the rain. We were chased by about 10 diff dogs. My laptop got soaked n im doing this from le phone. Good thing i bought the insurance. The day should be dry and cold today. We might hit a hotel tonight too because along with the laptop the sleeping bags and the tents are all wet...thats what she said. Its been a great trip so far!!!
Ill try turning the comp on and take pics today!!!
Paz y amor
DSP

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 2 - Peter



Ah Yeah-
So we rode 112 today!!! Pulling the trailer was a new a different experience for sure. We rode through what i deemed "the bowels" of GA - north of the Okefenokee swamp and up on hwy 301 to Glennville, GA. Had a few rough miles on hwy 82 where it murged with 301. Met some nice people and helped some old guy who was in rough shape. Going for another 100 tomorrow...Going to bed now
pedaling,
Peter

Day 2 - David




Hola,
The day has been very very good. Im loving it!!!
Im sitting in a hotel room in Glennsville, GA. on the way here we passed a very small town called Hortense.
We left at about 8:30am and had a very nice day for a bike ride. We rode about 112.5miles...very good and we are defnt'ly ahead of schedule.
The rolling hills have started and I was glad to not have to tow the trailer today...I was light! tomorrow will be different.
We rode on small low traffic roads all day, and everyone in this state is very nice. I love Georgia. We also came across a cyclist who had ran out of water and food and was dehydrated and about to pass out sitting on the side of the road before we saw him and gave him our water and a power bar.
Enjoy the pics.

Love,
DSP

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 1 - Peter



hello all-
Well made it to kingsland, ga after a long day riding into the wind. Went up A1A to jax beach, atlantic beach, and finally to the SJR Mayport fairy. Headed north through Amelia Island and Fernandina before turning west on 200 toward Yulee. Picked up 17N into kingsland and finished the day with 100.24 miles at 4:00. Camping tonight. Heres a few pics from the day. Enjoy!!!

pedaling-
Peter

Day 1 - David



Hello,
Started the day at 7:30am and rode about 50 miles to the St. Johns River Ferry, then 50 miles more to southern Georgia.
100.24 miles. Very windy conditions from the NW. We are camping at the KOA in Kingsland GA. (there's wireless in the campsite...its naaaa-ice) we got here at 3.50pm about 1.5hrs before planned.
Just had a delish meal and plan to sleep soon, and we still have 1hr of sun light.
Enjoy the pics.

Paz
DSP

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Less than 24 Hours before DT





Hello all,
thanks for checking on us and our little adventure. Pete and I have been working on the bikes and the gear. We are ready!!!!
Work tonight, home, sleep and then pedal time ;)
I'm stoked about this uphill battle and will love to b out of town for a few days.
Here is a few pictures of the bikes. Enjoy!!!

Thanks and much love,

DSP

Monday, March 8, 2010

ONE WEEK!!!

Hello everyone,
I hope everyone enjoys reading about our adventures.

We leave in one week and we are all ready, just counting the days 'till we ride our bikes to North Carolina. I'm so stoked!!!

I will have pictures with my clean bike and the new wheels tomorrow.

I plan to keep facebook pretty up to date, but I need posts in this blog so I can recieve extra credit. Please post!!!

Im on my way to class, but wanted to thank everyone for the posts and in advance to those who will post.

Much Love,

DSP

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Peter- shoes and trailer test




This morning, David and I rode 25 miles in order to test my new shoes and the recently acquired Yakima trailer. David pulled the trailer and didn't seem to really even notice the weight, although it was empty. My shoes are perfect and just need a little breaking in. Took a few pics of the bikes and trailer over at Moses Creek for you all to see. Fun ride overall, but a little windy for my likes!!! Peace!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Peter - 4 weeks until departure

Salutations,

Well, our ride is fast approaching and I am definitely looking forward to the time to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Over the last few weeks David and I have slowly been collecting all the necessary tools, equipment, and gear we need for the 4 day ride. We haven't really done any training per say (besides the 100 miles a week we ride normally...), but I am confident we will have no problem in four weeks when we depart. Will post next week with update and further information... Peace!

David - Under 4 weeks to start


Hello everyone,

I have always wanted to do a blog, but never had the opportunity to do so. I have started this blog as extra credit for my class. Funny how it took extra credit to get something started.

My friend and I are going to start our trip to North Carolina in 29 days (March 15th). It seems that we are about 90% ready, and it feels that on departure day we will be all ready to go.

The trip will take 4 days of riding + 1 night in North Carolina. Our nights will be spent in campgrounds and hostels. If all goes 'as planed' we should be back home by March 20th.

I plan to do mobile/daily updates during the trips and maybe weekly ones before the starting date.

I need people from 6 different countries to post to my blog!!! please do so, and I will get extra credit for my class.