"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

May 23, 2009

3 More Days!

Woo! Only three more days until I leave for my bicycle tour through South Dakota. I had thought about leaving a week or two earlier until something occurred to me. Memorial Day weekend! Since the campgrounds and roads are so busy during this time, I decided to wait until the day after to get going.

This tour might prove to be a little more... interesting than the last one. I used Adventure Cycling's maps on my trip through Wisconsin and Michigan last summer. This time, I'm just using Google maps and convenience store maps to plan my route. I'm fairly good at reading maps though. I don't expect too many problems.

I have one specific goal that I want to accomplish. Far fewer hotels this time! If I could have avoided hotels and used campgrounds just three times, I would've saved $120. Hostels would be my ideal lodging but those rarely exist in the small towns I'll be passing through.

I also considered posting my journals at www.crazyguyonabike.com but I've found I don't really like stopping by public libraries while touring. Maybe next time, I'll buy a cheap laptop to bring along. I'll probably just post terrible quality photos and post short twitter-like posts from my cell phone again.

3 comments:

Scotty said...

best wishes on your great adventure... what a wonderful opportunity for you! i look forward to reading about your trip (and maybe seeing some pics?).

cheers!

nipsy said...

Good luck to you!! I'll pop back in for your horrible pictures and quick tweets...lol

Berryvox said...

Scotty - Thanks! And, yes, there will be photos. I'm just not certain how to upload them while I'm on the road.

Nipsy - I make it sound so appealing, don't I? :D