Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Well after the wedding in New Haven Bobby,Mark & I were off to Providence to meet up with our buddy Vic. He owns a really cool bike shop called Circuit BMX. Stayed the night in Providence and then we were off into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Vic came along and that was a treat. He has been up and around the area which was nice. We hit up a swimming hole first thing and couldn't believe how beautiful it was.
The first night we figured we would set up camp in a camp ground. Met some cool people and it was in no time we had a ragging fire going. We were all hanging around the fire until out of the corner of my eye I see this huge black bear. This thing was full grown let me tell ya. On all fours, his back stood a good four foot off the ground. With our hearts thumping we got a rocky night of rest.
The morning we woke.... thank God, it was Marks birthday. Friday the 13th hahaha. The plan was to hit the swimming hole and then head up into the mountains, and thats just what we did. We loaded our bags and were off up the blue trail. First stop was the Arethusa water fall. Tallest fall in New Hampshire, some 200 ft. We ended up scaling up the side of the fall to the top. The view was nuts and a bit scary. After a nice chill sesh up on the fall it was back down and off to the next over look, Frankenstein cliff. With some good steep climbs we made it up and were ready for a snack. The look out was incredible! We could see our car way down in the parking lot and it was no joke the size of an ant haha. The hike down was pretty gnarly. Feet were getting tender and it was nice to crack open a beer and take in the days hike. It was awesome looking up at Frankenstein cliff and saying "we were just up there 30minutes ago".
Were now in Jamestown Ri. visiting Bobbys pop. Mr. George. He took us out last night and played some quarter games of pool. That was awesome. It was nice getting a much needed shower and a good nights rest.
Thanks to Vic for showing us a good time in the woods, and Bobbys Dad for taking us in and showing us the island. Great people!!
Check Marks blog also for some sweet trip pics and updates here!!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wow things have been rad. After Block Island we drove to Vic's house in Providence Ri. Stayed the night in Providence and then we were all off heading north into the white mountains of New Hampshire. Big update when we get back to Pittsburgh early next week!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Well people I'd gotta say it was a good day to leave the city of Pittsburgh. Nothing but dark clouds and rain we were more than ready to head north towards Erie Pa. We ended up meeting up with the one an only Kris Bennett in Titusville Pa. The deal was cheap wings and beers at the local pub and that was right up our alley! There's talk about kayaking down the river in the morning.....will see about that. See ya soon!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
A few of us ended up going to the Pirates game yesterday evening. Ended up sitting on the other side of the feild then what our tickets read, which was cool. The fella sitting people was old and didn't mind us checking the game from this veiw. The Pirates lost, but fun was had by everyone!!
Monday, August 2, 2010
This fella Alastair Humphreys is from England and I am stoked I stumbled upon his blog some 6months ago. He is a great motivational speaker. One that has motivated me to go out and give it a go to pedal cross country. If you like to read, check out sweet photos, well you would really dig his stuff. http://www.alastairhumphreys.com
There you have it. Bobby, Mark, & I are heading N.E. for the next week an ahalf. Bobby got the invite to his cousins wedding and figured we could make a sweet trip out of the whole thing. Looking forward to getting in the woods, both on and off our bikes. Going to ride some rad trails, and also do some day hikes. Looking forward to be on the road with these fellers! Check back soon with new bike check and news updates on the trip.