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Old 05-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hello from day two of our trip from California to St. Louis. My blog is now available for your viewing pleasure:

California to St. Louis Car/Bike Trip
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Stop at every greasy spoon you can find and give us a review like the guy does on 'Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives'. You need the extra fat anyway with all the biking you will be doing.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:55 PM   #4
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Stop at biker bars, order a beer wearing your Spandex biker shorts...."and give us a review like the guy does on 'Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives'."
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:19 PM   #5
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Great stuff Al. I see your return trip takes you through mid Iowa. It would be really cool to stop at Winterset (Madison county) and snap some pics of Roseman bridge.
The Bridges

Farther north on your route is Floyds monument at Sioux City. Pretty neat place.
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Enjoying your blog thus far Al.

The napinator is indeed a creative device...my engineer husband loves it!
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Looks pretty cold to be camping out. Last time I did in the mountains, I couldn't wait for the sun to come up. And it was during July.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:36 AM   #8
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Awesome blog and full of T-Al humor, of course!

Enjoy the trip!

Congrats to your daughter and her upcoming graduation, too.
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Great blog Al. DW and I have talked about taking a cross country trip with our bikes so I will be watching your rides with interest. Keep your eyes open for nice B&Bs near where you camp - DW and I are not so rustic as you and Lena
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Such fun to read. And congratulations to Jenny, the reason for your trip!
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Stop at biker bars, order a beer wearing your Spandex biker shorts...."and give us a review like the guy does on 'Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives'."
This is very good advise from Wahoo.
Also mention things while in said bar like:
Marines are a bunch of sissies !!! This will go great distances for an exciting trip you'll never forget.
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Sounds like a great trip. Must be the summer for bike rides. I'll be doing a loop ride around the perimeter of the US in 7 days.

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Will you take orders for Napinators?
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Sounds like a great trip. Must be the summer for bike rides. I'll be doing a loop ride around the perimeter of the US in 7 days.

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7 days around the perimeter of the USA on a bike,thats hard core even in a car

Love the blog Al
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That's leaving in 7 days , the trip should last 6 months...
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T-Al, keep up the great work on the blog! BTW, looks like you might need to rename your the Napinator:

Halfbakery: Napinator-1000
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I love the blog but I'm with Don on the B&B route especially if they serve wine and cheese in the afternoon.
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Stop at biker bars, order a beer wearing your Spandex biker shorts...."and give us a review like the guy does on 'Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives'."
Followed up by "Who in their right mind would ever desecrate their body by getting a tattoo?" said in a nice uppity nasal voice.
Then RLH x 2!
Great blog BTW. You 2 are quite the traveling gypsies.
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Wow, this trip is amazing. We're in Zion now and we went on an incredible ride today. Am uploading to blog now...

Previews: Freeway closed in Tehachapi. 715% profit at Las Vegas. Zion biking videos. I have a crash on my bike.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:15 PM   #20
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Here's a photo from today's ride. It's a little too much like work to write the blog and find wifi to upload it.

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