Tour2019

Tour 2019 – day 2

Turning Seasons Turning seasons turning wildly away, morning’s majestic calm unfolds. Out in spring clothes, I roam eastern fields. Lingering clouds sweep mountains clean. Gossamer mist blurs open skies. And soon, feeling south winds, young grain ripples like wings. – T’ao Ch’ien, translated by David Hilton’s in Mountain Home On the path The train arrives Whitefish early Tuesday morning and after preloading my bicycle I wader Whitefish for some time, see what’s changed sine 2012.…

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Coastal Contemplations

Coastal Contemplations day 15

in beads of dew one by one my home village -Issa   all things must pass I made one last stop in The Whit at the New Day Bakery – which was great – before I made my way to the Amtrak Station. This being the beginning of the Amtrak Cascades route the train was ready and waiting for me. I pulled off my bicycle bags and helped the porter left it into the baggage car. I found…

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Tour2014

Tour without a goal – 31 August 2014

all day I said nothing unable to sleep the moonlit night   -Santoka this train is bound for Oly My train didn’t leave until the evening so this meant I had most of a day to kill in Bakersfield. I was close to the central downtown and let me tell you there isn’t much action on a Sunday in Bakersfield. I found the most active coffee shop in the “arts district” and hung out there…

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Tour2009

Tour 2009 Index

A mere year and a month after the tour I have finally have completed my update for 2009, wrapping up my documentation of this tour.  This post is the index to the tour with links to all of the blog entries, which have been updated with better (though of course still flawed) grammar and improved syntax and all of the photos that I have recently uploaded to Flickr. Tour 2009 Pre-tour Tour 2009: Itinerary Tour…

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Tour2009

Tour2009: day 24/25

I promised one last post about the final few days of my tour and I apologize for the delay.  I’ve found that on returning from tour I tend to focus on all those things that one neglects on touring to the exclusion of tour (and cycling for the most part) related things.  I should say I was right back to my regular bicycle commute to work on my return, but I have been spending my…

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