• Posted by Mickey on Wednesday, Jun 8th, 2011

This is a stickup: All your blogs are belong to us

Hello blogular readers, my name is Mickey and I’m hijacking this blog.  Since lar cannot be bothered to update on even a bi-monthly basis and Jared has abandoned us to work  on his new, never-going-to-be-released blog, I have taken up the mantle as the primary contributor of WIABIS.

“Who is this Mickey motherfucker?” you may ask yourself.  You may remember me from the many comments on Lar/Jar’s adventures via bicycle.  I housed these two lazy scoundrels for about a month while Lauren’s looooooooong-bike was being built and delivered a package of a metric fuck-ton of Clif bars midway through their original journey to Florida.  Well after watching the two of them suffer and live in squalor for months on end by bicycle, I have been inspired  to begin my own adventure by across the US of A.  The short version my past 3 weeks is this: I have quit my job as an electrical engineer, moved all of my possessions into storage, attempted to short sale my house, and flew to the east coast to work my way back west, to exactly where I started.  I’m basically spending a bunch of money on airfare, shipping, storage, and equipment to ride in circles on my bike.

Here is the proposed itinerary:
Fly from Tucson -> Boston to crash at my friend Sebastian’s place for 1 week
Bus from Boston -> New York to spend some time with my buddies Clifford, Marshall, and Todd for 1 week
Amtrak from New York -> Cleveland to see my parents for 2 weeks
Bicycle from Cleveland -> Tucson by way of Columbus, Indianapolis, Wichita, Dallas, and Austin for approximately 2 months.

This is just a rough idea of the route I’m about to take, as I’ve pretty much just drawn lines between specific cities where I know people to visit.  I’ve left my google map editable by randos, so if you have some better suggestions for how to get from point A to point B, by all means, go ahead and edit the route.


View Proposed Route in a larger map

I fully expect to have far fewer wacky hijinx and odd encounters than the Larjar team so please excuse the shitty photography, terrible writing, lack of content, and overall non-hipness of my posts. I am simply less jive than the Lar Jar train.  I am also fully aware that the only people reading this are the two previous hosts of this blog.

11 comments.

  1. Jun 18th, 2011 @ 7:08pm

    ok next post now.

    Jar
  2. Jun 16th, 2011 @ 2:42pm

    I would start out in Tucson/Sanford.

    Then when you make it to your friends. You can tell them all the great stories!

    bb
  3. Jun 14th, 2011 @ 2:42pm

    Looks like rainy season is over here in the Pacific NW. Down the coast north to south is an amazing trip. I’d follow the coast down Washington instead of through the state like ACA maps advise. Then you could cut over to Tucson on the southern tier route. You can fly into Seattle or Portland depending on the price. If you fly into Portland you can take the Amtrak up to Seattle without having to box your bike. Maybe I’m biased but for a solo tour I think you’d find it a lot more enjoyable and stand a better chance of meeting up with other cyclists along the way. If you’re set on the east to west thing, you’re doing yourself a bigger favor than you know by skipping PA. That state sucks for bikes. All the best to Walts head..

    Andy Trail
  4. Jun 13th, 2011 @ 8:05pm

    Make your ride adventerous! and drink lots of beer

    Anonymous
  5. Jun 13th, 2011 @ 12:05am

    This route is going to be horrible.

    Lar
    • Jun 13th, 2011 @ 10:50am

      what would you have me do?

      Count Choclula
      Mickey
      • Jun 14th, 2011 @ 8:20am

        West Coast.

        Jar
  6. Jun 12th, 2011 @ 11:32pm

    That tour is a terrible idea. Why on earth would you do this to yourself?

    Lar
    • Jun 12th, 2011 @ 11:37pm

      go to hell lar.
      This is my blog now

      Count Choclula
      Mickey
  7. Jun 9th, 2011 @ 9:13pm

    You quit your job? that takes some balls. well lookin’ at your map you could use the bikecentennial route thru southern MO/KS to Wichita. it actually kind of sucks but it may be better than what you have there. It sucks because the roads in MO are narrow 2 lanes with no shoulders and lots of steep hills. OR you could use the Katy trail from st. louis to west central MO then make up a route from there to Wichita.

    Stevo
  8. Jun 8th, 2011 @ 4:12pm

    No one cares.

    Jar

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