Friday, February 4, 2011

My trusty steed

Well I take this opportunity to unveil my latest stupid idea. With my impending limitless free time, I am planning to take a road trip around the US, connecting friends with climbing areas along the way. My original plan called for living out of the back of my pickup truck. But that would be too easy, no?
Those of you who know me are well aware that I like a challenge (read: make life difficult for myself).  So I have decided to tour on a bicycle instead of taking the truck.  Pictured is the Surly Long Haul Trucker that I picked up from Freeze/Thaw Cycles today   Beyond seeing that it is blue, I really don't know much about the bike.  Bike geeks lament!  But I would say that it is safe to say that I will learn a bit about it whether I want to or not.  This bike coupled with a trailer and some racks/bags is going to transport me, my climbing gear and a fifth of Wild Turkey around North America.

This plan is still in the beginning stages and I know that I have a lot to figure out yet.  But I am committed to the idea, so stay tuned for what transpires.  I only shell out that sort of money for immense physical torture or for evening company (but then again, those two could go hand in hand...).



  1. Well, if your Grampa George were still alive he would say "You're nuts!" but all I will say is good luck and be careful. If you happen to get down this way (Mexico is still part of North America) you are very welcome to "three hots and a cot" as long as you save just one teeny little swallow of that Wild Turkey for your old Uncle Bobby :)

  2. Can't wait to hear about it. I'm glad you're blogging about it!

  3. I can easily get to the NRG, RRG, OBED, T-wall, etc. lemme know. I also have an extra bed room or a couch in Louisville if you want to taste some real bourbon