Sunday, May 31, 2015

interrupt this program....

Phase one is complete. 5days on the road. 258miles. Now I'm chilling in Lincoln til June 18th when we go to Des Moines for the #stayFlared demo.

June 5th Steve met me in Beatrice and we rode all the way into Lincoln.

June 4th Pony Express memorial on the way into Hanover.

June 3rd Green Community Center for the night

June 2nd - cows love bicycles and they love it when I sing Juke Box Hero to them
 I'm currently at the library in Enterprise, KS. Carry Nation busted up the bar here in 1901. I'm soon check out the local swimming pool, then go through Detroit, KS, then cross over I-70 and find somewhere to sleep.

june 1st - made it 56 miles to Marion Reservoir on day #1

We'll have to wait till mid July to hear about all the fine swimming holes in Texas.

In the morning......June 1st.... I shove off on my bicycle. First major stop is Lincoln to see Steve & the Burchers. Then Steve & I hope to ride to Columbus to hang with my nephew Patrick. Then drive to #stayFlared in Des Moines. Then I board a train to Denver and link up with the final #stayFlared demo at the NorthGlenn Skatepark on June 20th. Then I'll bum around Denver & Ft. Collins for a week or so. Then the real ride begins back to the van in Wichita....

 at this point I'm not sure if I'll begin the ride back to the van in Ft. Collins or Denver   your thoughts?

my plan is to post at least one pic a day....depending on internet accessibility. I also plan to camp in the rough on the journey while I'm cycling - hopefully I won't crack and get a hotel along the way.
check back to this entry every couple of days for updates.

check the hashtag #stayFlaredORbust for instagram photos
this will be the mightiest journey I've ever attempted on the bicycle and I have plenty of inspiration when I think off all the radical cyclists I've met on my van travels.

towards Texas

saw Suski & he suggested I check out the bike path volcano
pit stop at the Silver City skatepark
checked out the Faywood Hot Springs for my 1st time

naked pipe people at Faywood
sweet sunset from the hilltop at Faywood
food stop at the coop in Las Cruces
had to do some drying but I got a few tricks at my favorite ditch

Edgemont ditch - border of NM&TX
Kris Markovich piece at Crooks in El Paso.

met Emma at the library and we explored Marfa, TX
lots of art in Marfa - Emma was convinced that was fake water

Marmalaide - the house cat at El Cosmico
I left Emma at El Cosmico & went out to the official Marfa Lights Viewing Area

more than a rest stop - you can see unexplained lights at this one

soon after sunset, the show began - I certainly saw SOMETHING in those hills
the next morning #kevsTexasswimmingHoletour began

Saturday, May 30, 2015

back on the road.....

After three skateboard events on Saturday May 9th, I was ready for departure the next morning.
Ken Olson goodbye's at his coffee shop on the way out of town.
Billie greets me at Rich's pad.

Rich & his locks in El Cajon

cutting a rose for my protection
next was my 1st visit to Passing Wind

where Sofia & Mark shared breakfast with me over conversation
down the Banner Grade & I wound up at Aguas Calientes for my 1st visit {pool #1}

kiddie pool #2

pool #3 - the therapy pool - bees abound

it provided me a pristine soak

after a quick stop at the Brawley skatepark, I was soaking at Five Palm
kicking the feet up - surprised to have it all to myself on a Sunday

evening and dawn patrol soak @ Holtville

then on the road early to get to Tucson

Friday, May 8, 2015

can I squeeze it all in?

As my time in San Diego winds down, there is a pressure to see as many folks as possible. 
I helped Kenny finish up the stairs for the ramp room before the throngs arrived
edgemont's 1st baby shower

Em gave me the biggest BEET I've ever seen.

Evyn thinning out the rosemary

DC John and the lovely Uma Thurman

Kim & Clovis

Klich paid a visit & I captured this candid moment with Kenny

the black eye was still quite pronounced

I made a sign - did you see the LAUNCH video clip?

Loretta had me over for dinner and made the most heavenly banana desert !

machaca at POKEZ

the march for Freddie Gray in City Heights

MAY DAY march in downtown

Marge's 60th birthday & sock hop

Petey says - Chris Center gets RADICAL

JP always evolving rendition of the Presidential Salad @ Peace Pies

a visit with Sabine

do I look happy?

Mark from the SDRRFM & I showing off our Shake & Bake goods

we fixed up a new grey water tub for the front

the first usage documentation

Kenny observes Joe watering the kale after a long day of yard work
that's me in the chicken suit - vegan outreach
Jim at the controls of his choo choo... this train is definitely crashing

Julie in Balboa Park

Shane and the young Iggy and a LFL in Kensington
I located the famous bridge Little Free Library

after the Vans premiere I drove up to Skate Lab & this is what I found
 Todd Huber tries out Henry Hester's White Lightning with the aid of OG Simi local Gabe Clement.
took in Ed's latest gallery show on the way back to San Diego

Heidi came to visit and we went to OB

while on the beach we found a suitable driftwood for a memorial - Kip added the scenery

and we hung it over the garden - Sonia Vowls - taken too soon.
and now Heidi is gone and I have a day of prepping to leave, a day packed with 3 skateboard events, then I shove off on Sunday.... bright and early...