"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?

8 comments:

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!

Roxy

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...

Impressive!
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 !?!
WOW!!!

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! :)