A Great Fear

In the latter weeks of July 1789, the rural countryside of the (then) kingdom of France descended into barely controlled anarchy. The government’s authority evaporated, and peasants resorted to paranoid vigilante justice. Historians now refer to the period ominously as “The Great Fear.”  Upon learning that his kingdom was hopelessly broke, King Louis the 16th… Continue reading A Great Fear

Tehachapi – San Diego: Detour to the Desert

Kilometres: 5783 New states: 2 Countries ridden from end to end: 0.9999999999 I've neglected this blog for a while, so I apologise in advance. This is going to be a long'n. For a while I'd been kind of obsessed with the idea of riding through a desert to chase vague visions of heat, dust and… Continue reading Tehachapi – San Diego: Detour to the Desert

San Francisco – Tehachapi: From the City to the Sierra to the South

Kilometres: circa. 3500 Average meals per day: 6-ish Likelihood of having diabetes: high Pretty proud of that title. Just look at the alliteration! Last I wrote I'd just arrived in: San Francisco In San Francisco, I ate. I arrived at Christian's place in Emeryville, on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay and wedged between… Continue reading San Francisco – Tehachapi: From the City to the Sierra to the South

Randle – San Francisco: Ore-gone back to Cali

Kilometres: 2755 Hershey's "Mr. Goodbars" eaten: About 2755 It's been a while since my last post, more than one full Oregon ago! This is going to be a long one, I'm afraid, so I'll break it into sections with helpful little titles and everything. Mount St. Helens and the Cascades So when I last left… Continue reading Randle – San Francisco: Ore-gone back to Cali

Return to Gringoland

So when we left off at the end of The Vegas Adventure, I had just left my good friend Chris in the blinding light of a Vegas morning, to fend for himself on the Strip for one last day. While he wandered around in a daze, trying to think of things we'd forgotten to do… Continue reading Return to Gringoland