Friday, May 27, 2005

philatelic cinderella

The boxcar icon title from yesterday, may 26, '05.
Haven't heard anything from the bikers. They haven't posted anything to their website for over a week. Perhaps they have turned around and returned to Reno.

14 Comments:

Blogger jassy lupa said...

I tried to check out the bicycle journey's webpage and it isn't very user friendly! Then the blog link didn't work! How many miles a day were they planning? Just curious. The way they wrote you up..... it was almost like you are a part of a science experiment! I'll bet they are good kids though and it will all turn out great for you and them. Meanwhile, it would be nice to hear something from them so you can know when they are arriving or IF they are arriving! One thing about bicycle touring and doing 60 or more miles a day: unless you are on the level of Lance Armstrong and those like him, riding that far everyday is actually a survival exercise and there is little more then eating, riding, eating and sleeping that can be done! Been there, it is intense. I'm following along......

5:07 AM  
Blogger buZ blurr said...

Hey Jassy. They've been here and gone. Just bid them adieu adios. Two young guys with Lance Physiques. However on the way in Utah, the youngest injured his knee, and they caught the greyhound to Little Rock, then were able to peddle down to Surrealville, and arrived in a driving rainstorm soaking wet. We've been entertaining them here at the White Trash Bed & Breakfast, since Friday. Sunday we drove over to visit my son in Hot Springs, and it was suggested they could return a van Blake had borrowed to the owner in Denver. So that is the plan and decide if the knee is on the mend to try to peddle back to Reno from there. If not Derek the injured will catch Amtrak home, and Erik will peddle on the rest of the way alone. It was great fun having them here.

12:58 PM  
Blogger jassy lupa said...

Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear an injury thwarted their original plans....but sounds like they reached their destination anyway! All along I imagined a class of about 30 college kids! Two guys with big heart and imagination show up! I'll bet they were not disappointed either - but had a wonderful adventure that is continuing until they reach home safely.

3:01 AM  
Blogger Papercide said...

Any word from the bikers, since departing? Hope they(and the van) make it back in one piece.

6:24 AM  
Blogger buZ blurr said...

Nope, haven't heard anything since they left. I too wish them a safe return. They really enjoyed their Wildwood and Hot Springs visits.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Papercide said...

The final cut may have more of Lenny and Miller than CofR.

7:59 AM  
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8:36 AM  
Blogger Papercide said...

http://res.npcc.edu/bbutler/bikers.jpg

8:37 AM  
Blogger buZ blurr said...

With all the video they shot, unedited it could take up a few seasons of The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

1:18 PM  
Blogger buZ blurr said...

Nice shot. That was a lot easier than the two stencils I've been cutting with the kitchen knife all day.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Papercide said...

Van and riders make it safely to Denver. Clay left a rambling voicemail on my phone and was meeting up with Erik last night to make the exchange.

7:42 AM  
Blogger buZ blurr said...

GLORY!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Over Under said...

Clay is in fact a rambler. After a couple misalligned drop offs we finally met this morning before I pedaled up to Boulder. Derek on the AmTrak and me giving it a little more pedal power. Of course I hit another thunderstorm but was only a mere pip squeak compared to Surrealville. I had a great time on the Kerouacian crusade and send my best regards to Earlene, Sweeney, and the extended family.
p.s. I'll try not to let Miller take over too much of the documentary. Erik

11:52 PM  
Blogger buZ blurr said...

Thanks for posting, erik. Glad you have Derek on Amtrak, and the van delivered. Be careful out there riding alone.
I posted the stamp sheets portraits yesterday. Hopefully they'll be waiting for you in Reno.The profiles in the mugshots line up turned out to be silhouettes.

6:01 AM  

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