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Monday, November 8, 2010

INTERVALS ACROSS AMERICA





My mom is moving to be with my brother. This is a long and complicated story but I really thing she will be happier living there. My task at hand is to drive her new Toyota Corolla to her. Bend to Wendell Mass. 3000 miles and over 40 hours of driving. The last time I went across the USA was with my Dad in the 60s. He was a long haul truck driver and his sons went with him in the summer. This is kind of like reliving that. I am also trying to get in top shape for Cross Nationals and driving 10 hours a day is not how one does that. I decided on bringing my Ritchey Break-a-way Road bike and an indoor trainer and do a "block" of intervals this week. That would be 2 sets of 4X4 today (one in Cour d'Alene and one wherever I end up).
I am going to try and document the trip with some photos of interesting things in our country.
Yesterday I won a cross race in Portland so there is a photo of the seriously fun mud and me. Then there is the photo of the clouds to west (western wet Oregon) and the sun to east (eastern dry Oregon), and if you look close at the last photo you can see a replica of Stonehenge. This is the first of strange things you will find in America. I will try and get photos of any others I find.
The first day was OK. Instead of a three hour drive to Bend after racing it was a six hour drive to Idaho. Today will be through Montana, this is where I was born and it is always good to see home.
Don

3 comments:

Li'l Ned said...

Looking forward to possibly seeing photos of such midwestern wonders as The World's Largest Ball of String, The World's Largest Hairball and more. Have a safe trip!

Serena said...

Drive safely and look forward to your intervals each evening after a long day of driving!

andytrailfettler said...

Wow Don, that's quite a trip! Take care. Glad to hear things are getting worked out.