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    Question - "What does having a dream mean to you?"
    Answer - "A dream is a goal glimmering in the distance; it is an inner calling which, when accomplished,
    serves as the rite of passage into wisdom." Erden Eruç - Sep 17, 2004

    Image: A pictoresque sandstone tower near Monument Valley. A pictoresque sandstone tower near Monument Valley.
    Image: The Glen Canyon Dam from a downstream perspective. The Glen Canyon Dam from a downstream perspective.

    In Nevada now...
    July 15, 2012    37.7906N,114.4077W
    I crossed into Nevada this morning. I am on schedule to reach the Spud Point Marina in Bodega Bay on July 21st around 4-5 pm in the late afternoon. The temperatures have been cooler than I had thought. The afternoon monsoon showers and the relatively high mountain passes are helping...

    I tried bicycling through the Zion National Park, but the bicycles were not allowed through a mile long narrow tunnel inside the park. If you have a bicycle, DO NOT go to Zion. Instead, buy a Greyhound size obnoxious oversized monster of a motor home and remember to tow a Hummer behind you. Then the rangers will be glad to stop the traffic for you at the tunnel and let your monster rig go through alone for an extra fee of 10USD.

    So I backed out 24 miles roundtrip, then routed north around the park on the state highways. As a bicyclist you will be told NO by the rangers, and even if you offered to pay the extra fee as a motor home would, the rangers will not stop the traffic for you, nor will they have any shame in telling this to your face. This will make a nice chapter in my book, I can tell you this much. I hope the overpaid park superintendent is reading this...

    As a result, I am going to route north and outside of the Yosemite Park, which was a destination that I had wanted to revisit on this journey. I cannot count on a hassle free passage by bicycle through any national park anymore, and some other shortsighted regulation put in place by another overpaid zealot may block my way.

    When you click the ORS MAP on the right top corner of this page, please click on "Cycling from Cameron to Bodega Bay" link. There you will see my progress...


    Previous Dispatches

    Reached Page    11 July 2012
    Access to internet has been spotty lately. I am posting a quick update to mark my progress under the MAP link. ORS MAP link still works, and the Ocean Rowing Society has been kind to track my progress

    Cycling into Arizona    10 July, 2012
    Hello fans and supporters,

    I am writing this dispatch at a roadside fast food cafe in a lovely part of the world called Shiprock, New Mexico, inside the Navajo Nation Reservation. We have


    Pedaling under the southern sun    June 27, 2012
    I am near Dallas in Texas now, struggling to cover some miles under an intense heat. The afternoon temperatures hover around 104°F (40°C) with high humidity. One reason for these record temp

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