It Goes, Boys: Flats and Trees (Days 29-32)

This first section of California has been rimmed by mighty coastal redwoods – the tallest trees in the world. Our lives pale in comparison to their grandeur and old age – to them, we must be like ants are to baby christmas trees. Day 29: Rest Day in Crescent City Herbie, Laura, Jackie, and Dave…

It Goes, Boys: Around the Peninsula (Days 9-13)

We are slowly approaching the border to Oregon State. Right now, we are enjoying ourselves at Marnie and Jon’s house – our first ever WarmShowers hosts – in Cosmopolis, Washington. The days biking around the Olympic Peninsula went by fast. We saw mountains, lakes, rain forests, farmlands, Pacific Ocean, and much more. Day 9: Fort…

Racing in the Rain: Survival of the Fittest 18K

Rain was tapping tirelessly against the bright orange fly of my tent. I remained motionless in my sleeping bag, listening. Realizing that waiting any longer would only make me be late for the race and would not make it stop, I got up. It was raining, yes. But it didn’t sound like too much of…