Denesting. I just returned from an adventure into the past. I cleaned my attic. I’m on the end of life where I want to keep only things that bring me joy or have pertinence to my current life and I don’t want to accumulate more material possessions. My attic was on my mind before I … More “What’s Next?”, You Asked
My interview on Monday, November 21, with Claire McClanahan of Guinness World Records was great fun! She’s a skilled interviewer and a very warm person. Here’s a link to the video of the interview in which you can see the moment in which Claire told me I had set the record for the oldest female … More It’s Official!
I had a restless night back in October in our motel in Elkton MD as I was thinking about the trip nearing completion. What spilled out of my head onto a notepad was a preliminary list of people who helped me on this fantastic journey. A few days ago, I typed those notes into a draft that turned … More Acknowledgments
-4: Feet of elevation gain from the beginning to the end of this ride 0: Falls 1: Flat tire (On Day 6, between Parker and Salome AZ, during the headwind) 1: Nail in tire of support vehicle 1: Day I was sick and could not ride (Osage Beach MO) 1: Evening my brother Chris West, wife Laura West, … More The Ride by the Numbers
This Monday, November 21, at 12:30 PM EST, I’m going to be interviewed on the Guinness World Records Facebook page. You can view the broadcast live on GWR’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GuinnessWorldRecords/ and find out when I do if I set the record. I know I did the cycling. I just have to find out if the record … More We will find out together
The coach turned back into a pumpkin. I’m just another customer at the local store buying my 90% dark chocolate. It feels really strange not to be on a mission. It may seem I’ve vanished from the face of the earth, but the truth is, I’ve been buried in my computer. I thought it would … More One Last Mountain
Please forgive me but celebrations and get-togethers and pampering have delayed me from getting out this blog. Now here is the blog about EFI. Some cross-country cyclists are purists and require themselves to cycle EFI. I would be one of them. “You receive EFI status when you have cycled every inch of the road of … More EFI