"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

June 5, 2008

Less than 2 weeks to go!

Whee! I'll be in Wisconsin in less than two weeks. Storms are threatening throughout the upcoming week. Rain doesn't bother me that much especially now that I have a raincoat but I may as well make the first day a pleasant one.

That picture is the route I'll be taking though I'm skipping the spur that goes south from Michigan into Indiana. I almost bought a cellphone to blog/twitter from the road but I realized, 'Oh wait. Where am I gonna recharge it?' so public libraries and rented computers will have to do.

Edited to add: Oh, yeah! Until Ferd reminded me, I didn't even think to add that the route I'm taking is (if I added it right) 1348 miles. If I do 50 miles/day, it'll take me 27 days. Also, I'm pretty sure I'll have at least 4-6 rest days in there to sightsee in Mackinaw City and to, well, rest! Taking the ferry across Lake Michigan might end up being an all-day thing so add another day for that.

Fifty miles/day seems reasonable to me. The really fit cyclists can do 100 miles/day but I'm a wuss and have to stop for cigarette breaks and weird out the passing drivers. Then again, I might get a little stronger during the tour and be able to do more towards the end. Who knows?


Roxiticus Desperate Housewives said...

How exciting! Glad to hear you will attempt to keep us posted from the road...hope you'll find a way to share pictures!


FerdC ~ The Best Parts said...

How many days?
How many miles?

Berryvox said...

Roxy - Yup, figuring out where to upload pictures is the whole reason I wish I had bought a laptop instead of this desktop.

Ferd - Answered! :)

The Fearless Blog said...

Definitely an adventure....
I know "you" WILL have your camera with you though, so I look forward to the pictures. My husband spent some time recently in Wisconsin. He mentioned that there are a lot of open spaces...green fields, little traffic...well you get the idea.

rino said...

You're living my dream! Well, at least that is what I want to do here in my country - tour at least the main island of Luzon in the Philippines.

FerdC ~ The Best Parts said...

1,348 miles !?!

Le Crazy Tour de Berryvox!

Nyawela Gianna said...

That sounds like bu-cu fun!

Berryvox said...

TFB - Yup, I'll definitely have my camera with. I broke down and bought a cell phone w/camera but I'll only use that for silly photos like highway signs.

Rino - I bet that'd be a beautiful bike tour!

Ferd - Hee, I wanted to do the TransAmerica route which goes across country but I figured that might be a little excessive for a first loooong tour. :)

nyawela - It does! :)