Here’s some footage from our first WIPE, sponsored by CRAP and the Extreme Picnicking Society. We rode to McDowell Mountain Park on a Friday evening, ate a giant picnic and slept under the stars. The next WIPE is planned for the evening of Saturday October 18th, we’ll ride to Usery Mountain Park in East Mesa. It’s 23 miles one way.
The rest of the photos are here:
beep… 6:42pm, my bike odometer rolled over 3000 miles. In the middle of the Mill Avenue bridge, on the edge of a dust storm. Nick is riding with me and gave me a high five. …boop boop
HOUSTON—Gasoline prices rose to a record-high four expletives per gallon Monday, a rate of fuel-price-related cursing not seen since the 1979 energy crisis sparked a nationwide obscenity boom. “Two years ago it seemed impossible that a gallon of gasoline would go as high as goddamn-shit-ass-balls,” said commodities trader Philip Roan, adding that refined petroleum is up nearly 100 percent from cock-fuck last March. “Considering the unrest in the Middle East and growing global energy demands, fuel prices may well reach dick-ass-Christ-fuck-hell in as little as six months.” The unprecedented jump in swearing rates has reportedly prompted an increase in the number of Americans riding motherfucking bicycles.
Cycling 200 miles from Seattle to Portland over July 12th and 13th 2008.
Socks’ blog post with more photos is here
Becca’s photos are here
My photo slideshow is here
And now, a new feature on MFT, an audio blog recorded by Socks during the ride. Plus extra bonus sea shanty singing at the end. Click play below:
Seattle before the ride:
Hmm I wonder what that bus’ number was?:
The Clark homestead:
The bikes are here! The bikes are here!
And this is where my forefathers crossed the river
Seshing the Seattle hillsides
Ready to go at the Clark’s
First stop at REI corporate headquarters, wow there are a lot of bikes
The basket’s first apperance
Oh we’re bound for South Centralia(r)
Hey where’s your basket?
Centralia, 100 miles and the end of day 1
Main street Camp STP
The sun is up, it’s time to go
Becca with a jacket?
Through the farms of southern Washington
Over the bridge…
The last rest stop…
…then on to Portland
Yay we made it!
Now for a shower and sleep
Portland after the ride
Bikes and Bridges
Goodbye STP, it was fun
Legion of Extreme Picknickers, Loyal Order of the Left Pannier, Knights of the Orange Table.
Mission: Grand Canyon North Rim
Date: 27 July – 29 July, 2008
Rebecca’s mission report is here
For the full slideshow, click here
On the edge:
On the road:
Sunrise at Cape Final:
Rebecca and her tent:
Back to the bikes:
On the road again:
End of the ride: