Rebecca’s Private Idaho, the video

I present to you a short visual memory dump of the first ever Rebecca’s Private Idaho gravel grinder. I hadn’t intended on making a video, but took a bunch of footage in case I changed my mind. Considering I had no real concept for what this might turn into, this cobbled together piece turned out Aok. Footage is all real-time. No FWWD motion for the bits that look fast. I wrote about my experience here And there are photos of the weekend and from the event here Thanks to Olivia and Victor for the company on the drive (and during …

5 x 100 Miles of Nowhere. To Nowhere (Road)

The tradition lives on with this year’s installment of Fat Cyclist’s 100 Miles of Nowhere. 5 centuries in five days in four states. BOOM! I’m going to do a day-by-day posts with photos and lots of flair, but in the meantime, this summary will have to do. So, quick flashback to bring you up to speed Year 1: 100 Miles on Rollers Year 2: 100 Miles of Thomas Grade As you can see, I’ve backed myself into an insanity corner. So this year… This year, I found a road in Colorado called Nowhere Road. Brain clicked. It made perfect sense …

100 Miles of Nowhere: Vehemence of the Suckage Edition

I’ve been told I’ve crossed a line. Matador said it. I heard it. And then I watched it sail by my ‘how will I interpret this’ radar toward the ‘just ignore it’ trash receptacle. Sadly, I pick shit out of trash bins if they still look shiny, so it took barely a nano-smidge to realize the Matador meant the line between sanity and insanity. That while riding100 MIles on Rollers was something that could be overlooked, riding 45 times up Thomas Grade was not. Gone too far. Too. Damn. Far. Speaking of radars, there was a blip of ‘shit-idiotic-bad-idea’ green …

yesiamprecious.com photos

Each day on my ride across America, I would upload a photograph which would become the background of the Yes, I am Precious site. I had a few requests to put those photos somewhere, so they’re over on flickr if you want one in high res. I cobbled this video together just for fun, and set it to Tombstone Blues, my favorite Bob Dylan song of all time. It’s weird to think that these photos are taken just one day apart – this country truly changes from day to day, sometimes very dramatically. This is a compilation of those photographs …

Precious Tweets

Precious Tweets We interrupt our regular bloggish for a quick video that I’ve been meaning to make for a while. I’ve poked around a little on sites to see how people are reacting to Precious being an auto-tweeting awesome bike. I notice that there seems to be a little confusion around certain things, and I think some folks are over-thinking it. Then I saw a comment on Precious’s Twitter – from someone I also follow – saying that they didn’t believe his tweets were automatic. It upset me a little. I’ve since decided I don’t care what people think. It’s …

Day 5, TransAmerica 2 point oh.

If I’m going to do one thing differently this time, it’s this: I’m not gonna crash. On Friday, I went out to the crash site. Just ol’ Precious and myself, leaving Mr. Zimmerman (the trailer) sulking in the hotel room. I just wanted to take my time and go at an easy pace and not be weighed down by full touring regalia. Plus, it was an 82 mile round trip, which would’ve been a hell of a day back at it! Long story short – we noodled out there and I got sunburnt and stood at the side of the …