Blog

21
Oct

Summit Night 2014

In a normal season on Mt. Everest, there are 8-10 non-consecutive “weather-window” days during which teams can approach the summit. These weather-window days usually occur during the two-week period beginning May 17. During the rest of the early April to early June Everest season, the summit cannot be approached, either because the lines are not […]


08
Oct

Las Vegas to Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, California October 8, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I’m home! The ride home began with a rainstorm just outside of  Las Vegas. Don’t tell me that storm was a freak act of nature in the desert. When that didn’t stop me, the clouds parted, and the sun moved in for the kill. I […]


07
Oct

Salt Lake City to– can you guess where I am now?

Las Vegas, Nevada October 7, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: Another great day on the road. I traveled through Utah, a sliver of Arizona and into Nevada. For a good part of the trip I enjoyed tailwinds. The weather held up, but the heat was pretty overbearing, and exceeded 100 degrees at times. I pulled […]


06
Oct

Subject: Billings to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah October 6, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: Here is my report for the last two days. Billings, Montana  to Butte, Montana (October 4) I didn’t make a lot of forward progress on this ride. I enjoyed clear skies and a bright sun, and I was even able to remove my gloves. […]


04
Oct

Medora to Billings (“Here Comes the Sun”)

Billings, Montana October 4, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I checked out of the hotel in Medora at 9 am. The temperature was 32 F. My bike refused to start, and I drained the battery trying to get it running. This was a protest over the fact I left the bike out in the open […]


03
Oct

Williston to Medora (losing the battle with the weather)

Medora, North Dakota October 3, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I know what you are thinking: he’s not even out of North Dakota?? What is it about me that attracts bad weather? Every year on Everest, I have had bad weather. For example, this year, as I was about to step on the summit, a […]


02
Oct

Minot to Williston

Williston, North Dakota October 1, 2014 Today was a tough day on the road. I picked up my bike at the Honda dealer at 9:30 am. There was a light drizzle and the sky was dark and foreboding. I stopped to see Sharon’s Aunt Patsy in Minot. After a short visit, I donned my headphones, fired […]


01
Oct

Minot

Minot, North Dakota September 30, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I left for Egeland, North Dakota on Thursday, September 25. I hoped to get my bike started on Friday and ride it to Minot for service at the Honda dealer. That would allow me to start the long ride home on Saturday. The flight to […]