Climbing above Sierra Nevada

On my way to Yosemite I saw Walnut Creek. And it is a lovely town. The loveliest thing about it is that the ‘Iron Horse Trail’ starts there. That’s another bike-path with fresh, smooth pavement and even restrooms every few miles. So, my way out of the ‘bay-area’ was very convenient. Wind on my tail and mostly flat [minor ascents I do not recognize anymore … Continue reading Climbing above Sierra Nevada

Stats II

As I am enjoying a few off-days in Seattle, I consider my ride across the USA from east to west as done. Time for some stats. After 62 days in North-America and 54 riding-days (RD) the following stats can be taken as preliminary. Current location: Seattle, WA Total distance: 6019 km (3,740 miles) Average dist per RD: 111.5 km (69 miles) Longest dist per day: … Continue reading Stats II

Lessons of hate

It’s amazing how much one could know without ever having travelled foreign countries or watched other TV-channels than Fox-News. Some examples: Did you know that mankind shall not take away the 2nd amendment because it was god himself who gave it to the people of the U.S.? (and isn’t that kind of unfair? Maybe god should better have given the 2nd amendment to the whole … Continue reading Lessons of hate