The first rock I climbed in 2010. I climbed the middle one where it splits at the top.

Motivation Needed

Ok, Truth be told this last week was a little difficult to stay motivated for my upcoming bike trip.  I’d much rather start planning for my CA trip I will be taking in Nov.  At the moment a photo trip sounds a lot less taxing physically than riding a bike down the coast of the Carolinas…  Whenever I start talking myself out of something or allow fear, self-doubt, and others to get inside my head, I usually read (more…)


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Rain Delay

I was all packed and ready to leave today but I decided to delay my bike trip due to the next 10 days of nothing but thunderstorms predicted for the whole duration of my trip.  I had planned on a few days of rain, but not 10 freakin days! There comes a point of how much of a challenge I want, and at this point I am already challenging myself with riding on busy roads everyday, riding through big cities I am unfamiliar with, riding with a not so good hip flexor and iliopsoas muscle, and just completing my 600 plus miles. (more…)


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Junk in My Trunk

Today is all about going over my packing list and printing off my maps.   As Scott has kindly pointed out, I have everything but the kitchen sink strapped onto my bike.   I have added a bike trunk instead of huffing it out with a backpack on my back for 600 miles.  Because I have space now, I am going to lug my camera.  I am excited about this because I haven’t been shooting for a long time.  So now I will not only be challenging my body and mind, I will also get to nourish my soul as well.   (more…)


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Charleston, How I Fear You…

Kaitie and I got to see Derek this past Labor Day weekend in Charleston… God, I miss and love that guy and am so thankful he is mine!  I took down some shoes that we had resoled and also his jeep seat covers that finally came in after 8 weeks of waiting.  Have to admit I wasn’t fond of the duck camo choice he picked out for “Black Betty”.  I would have picked out just plain black. But it does look good.  She rocks the duck weed. (more…)