UPDATE, 22 October 2008

David and Chiva are taking a break from the Tour de Dog but are sure to plan another ride in the near future. A sincere thank you to all of you who helped David and Chiva in countless ways. The Tour de Dog would not be possible without your support. THANK YOU!

View a Photo Documentary of Tour de Dog by Jason Houge

Tour de Dog is past states: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, and New York.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Chiva Better, Off for Mt. Whitney

Thanks to Jerry and Pat Lasseter, the Bakersfield stop has been a huge success. Not only did I find time to work on the website and perform bicycle maitenance, but more importantly Chiva and I are now both well fed and 100%.

Over the last six days, I have been treated like a son at their house. Jerry accompanied me as we ran errand after errand all while Pat prepared all the vegetables and fruits I could handle. I can honestly say I have never eaten as much asparagus as I ate at the Lasseters! Eating enough vegetables on this trip has been a bigger challenge than I first thought.

In Jerry's glory days, he was an avid cyclist. He gave me much needed help and advice while we worked together on my bicycle, the DoggyRide Novel, and other pieces of equipment. Thanks to his coaching, I now feel more prepared than ever before which is a good thing with Mt. Whitney and Nevada looming around the corner.

Staying with such wonderful people make the bike ride in many ways more difficult. After literally being pampered, Chiva and I are now back in survival mode and must fend for ourselves. I must now say my goodbyes to the Lasseters and put the computer down to prepare myself for the road and wilderness ahead. I am ready and so is Chiva.

Thank you to the Lasseters for their above and beyond hospitality. Please do stay in touch, and I will for sure do the same. Also thank you to the staff at Snider's Bicycles who provided excellent service.

Mmmm mmmm good!

Time away from the road equals eating as much as I can, bicycle maintenance, and updating the blog.

1 comment:

Trisha said...

Glad to hear Chiva is feeling better! Good luck on your climb, it looks like it is going to be gorgeous! I'm very jealous, as I sit here typing at my desk (boring...). Miss ya both! ~Old Roomie Trish