August 2009

Little Help Here: Chicago Area [updated]

August 18, 2009

So we haven’t even left the country yet and we’ve run into our first speed bump. The Russian Visa has been significantly delayed in processing and as it looks right now we’re going to have to delay our flight from Chicago to Ireland (you have to mail off your passport to get a Russian Visa […]

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To Bonneville and Beyond

August 14, 2009

To Bonneville and Beyond: Cruising though the lonesome Nevada landscape of hwy 50, we saw handfuls of motorcyclists passing us by in the other direction. For the most part, they were huge outfitted motorcycles consisting mostly of dressered Harley Davidson’s, Honda Goldwings, BMW’s, and a smattering of sport tourers. For these long stretches of straight […]

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Historical Context: The Pony Express

August 13, 2009

As we travelled East through Nevada along Highway 50, we passed several historic small towns which listed Pony Express stations as part of their claim to fame. The Pony Express was established in April 1860 and shortened the travel time of mail from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast to 10 days – a […]

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The First Day

August 10, 2009

I kept thinking back to lunch the week before we left at St. Heironymous Press. Richard Sielbert had made another amazing microwave spectacular, which was a blend of fennel, smoked salmon, and shrimp. It tasted warm and comforting, the complete opposite to how I was feeling. I was telling everyone about how for the first […]

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We owe people, big time.

August 5, 2009

Today’s the day. It’s 8:15 in the morning and we’re less than an hour away from firing up the bikes and starting the first leg of the journey – the 3 day ride to the Bonneville Salt Flats. In the 6 months that we’ve been preparing for this trip, we have received and almost limitless […]

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