Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rough Ideas lead to smooth biking...

Here's a rough idea of my next 10,000 miles:


View Very rough idea of my biking in a larger map

Also, my good friend and soon (in 4 months) traveling partner, Chris " Hop a Long" Childers is also writing a blog, except his is better written and spelled correclty.  Check it out: http://reallylongbiketrip.blogspot.com/

One week to go.  I will start pedaling south out of Burlington on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 not knowing whence I'll stop, I'm excited with a little nervous on top for good measure.  It's also raining a lot.  Which, as the old adage says, is good luck.  I'll post a picture of my steel stead soon.  I am planning out my first week-ish on the road, arranging places to stay before I break the ice and start camping.  So far I have it as far as Syracuse and I'll be warmshower-ing and couchsurfing and staying with family that isn't mine.

It's all adding up already to be amazing.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Arigato

The Advantage is Mine

The days are slowly rolling by towards the start of May, aka, Start of my super amazing awesome Bike life/journey.  And my bike is all built and set.  I shall saddle a Bianchi Advantage, my steel steed will be my pillar on the road, my companion, my singing partner.  And speaking of that, here is the first place that I will make it my point to get mail if anyone wants to send me mail:

The Ashland Post Office in Wisconsin:
615 Main Street West
Ashland, WI 54806-1300
(715) 682-4848

To send something general delivery, you need to address it as follows:
Ross Guberman
General Delivery
Ashland, WI 54806-9999

I will update when I think I will arrive in Ashland, most likely in June so you can know when to send, and to indicate what date to hole the letter until.  We'll see if it works.  Don't send me any gold medallions just yet.    So with the bike done, my panniers all set, the trailer awaiting, all I am doing now is slowly getting some little things i need and getting rid of many things i do not.  i sold one bike, donated the other.  I will give a presentation next week about my time in Japan, sorta to pump myself up too for the long days ahead on the road. 

For now, as the old adage says, thats all folks