High-Low’s Over the Past Week

High: Received a personal police escort to a park to spend the night in Gerald, MO.

Low: Got woken up by a guy with a spray bottle shaking my tent yelling, “It’s 6am, wake up!”, then running to his car.

High: Ate some tasty tasty ice cream in Jefferson City, MO.

Low: Got a flat in Sedalia, MO.

High: Got my first flat after 1,000+ miles!

Low: Patched the tube, then popped it again trying to get the tire back on.

High: Second try worked!

Low: Tried to find a bike shop in Warrensburg, MO…turns out WarrensburgCycle stands for Motorcycle.

High: Nice man (Ron) let me camp in his courtyard in Sedalia, and gave me milk, banana, and granola bar for the road!

Low: The library in Perry, KS is located inside the grocery store…and is closed on Wednesdays.

High: Picked up the grocerbrary’s wireless signal in the parking lot!

Low: Neighbors in Perry called the police because I had spooked them by camping behind an empty house.

High: Police let me spend the night anyway (and apologized for waking me)!

High: Guys in the bike shop in Manhattan, KS helped me switch my front and rear tires (the rear wears down faster than the front).

High: Might win $100 from my bank! Smarty Pig Bank is pretty nifty.

High: Moose still works.

High: I still work.

High: Pedalin’ on!

Always more highs than lows.


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by JHill on July 24, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    HIgh: reading the word “grocerbrary”


  2. Posted by Annie on July 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Keep ped’lin’ Brandon! It took me a while to figure out how that should be abbreviated phonenetically. Love reading your posts and hearing all about the kindness of strangers. Makes me think that maybe hitchhiking wouldn’t be such a bad way to get around… that’s probably not an accurate assumption, but you know what I mean.

    We’re rooting for you!

    -Banana and Rainbow Robbie (Rainbow Robana?)


    • Posted by bcline909 on July 26, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      well thank ya! rainbow robbie says you two have been in europe the past couple weeks?! now THAT would be a sweet place to pedal around


  3. Posted by DennisCraft on July 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Highs and Lows…the sign of a true RA! Love catching up on your advenures Papa B, keep biking and keep writing, and stay out of the granny gear!


    • Posted by bcline909 on July 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      dennis! you would know, being the pro RA yourself. the rockies don’t know what’s coming; the granny gear will destroy them


  4. Posted by Carol Kennedy-Armbruster on July 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Marty and I (Hoosier folks you met in the great state of Indiana) were thinking about you today as we took our week-end pleasure bike ride. We wondered where you were. Glad you are still on the road and working your way through the humid mid-west. Keep on truckin’ on, Brandon!
    Carol and Marty Armbruster


    • Posted by bcline909 on August 3, 2011 at 2:42 am

      hi Carol! I was just talking you and Marty up to a couple thinking of getting into biking. I just arrived in Wyoming…and got as high as 8000 ft elev…definitely a bit different from Indiana 🙂


  5. Posted by Scott on August 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    There exist no highs higher than “Iowa.” Sorry, dude.


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