Sunday, December 12, 2010

well i have given up on living in vietnam and have moved back home. the cycling trip was my farewell tour and i got home on wednesday afternoon. i am staying at my parents house at ames lake. next week i will start looking for work.

Monday, December 6, 2010

wow cambodia was wonderful. here are a few shots of angkor. its kind of hard to pick my favorites out of almost 500 photos.

Friday, December 3, 2010

its all fun and games till someone loses. thanks to phong pham for the top two pictures, i think.

ok, so the cycling trip is finally over. we can put our bikes away, shave our faces, and sleep in. it feels amazing to have completed the 1300 mile journey. it was the hardest thing i have ever accomplished. the last week i think was the most difficult. life on the road was beginning to takes its toll on the groups moral, and starting to chip away at my sanity. waking early everyday and packing the vans, finding something decent to eat, and finding a hotel in every new town, were the most taxing aspects of the trip. by the end the cycling was the easy part, it took no mental energy, just pedal, pedal, pedal. i can do that. opon ariving in saigon our group was welcomed by friends with junk food and cold beer at the palace gates. we spent the next two days partying and eating delicious food. im glad the trip is over. im glad i took part in this ride. im glad i got to meet all the great people involved and see parts of the country that were well off the tourist track. and of course im glad that with the help of my friends and family H2H was able to raise $35,000 for charities im vietnam. thank you everyone who helped make this possible.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

dont forget to never remember

Sunday, November 21, 2010

after a couple of short days, 65k and 48k, we have a long one tomorrow. 110k but it shouldn't be too bad terrain wise. after that we have an 80k day and then we have a rest day. the ride is nearing completion we will be back in saigon in a week. this ride has been great but it will be nice when i dont have to get up early every morning and move from town to town. i of course will still be riding my bike everyday, thats not going to change anytime soon, but im not really suited for life on the road.
to read other people's feelings about the ride thus far read Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

Friday, November 19, 2010

wow today was wicked hard. 110k with huge mountain climbs through the jungle. one climb was 18k 10% grade. it was beautiful though.