April 14: Philadelphia

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on April 14, 2005]
What a beautiful week of weather! I don't know when I've ever experienced seven days of perfect bicycling weather in a row. Unfortunately I wasn't able to appreciate the first five because I was sick, but I was dimly aware that I would otherwise have been appreciative!

April 8: Adventures in DC

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on April 8, 2005]
Hello again! I'm still in Washington, getting ready to move back into the Gallaudet dorms for a second weekend after spending the week in a hostel. I apologize for the length of this message, but I've been busy!

April 2: Washington, DC

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on April 2, 2005]
Hi, folks! I'm safe and sound at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC! It's hard to believe I've completed my three months in the South and crossed Virginia in less than a week!

First, to right some wrongs...

Virginia

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo group on March 27, 2005]
Happy Easter! Just a quick update since I have Internet access tonight.

Friday's plan was simple enough: I would bike from Durham to a shopping center on the near side of Raleigh, meet my sister's childhood friend Amber for lunch at 11, and then ride north to Falls Lake Recreation Area in the afternoon. But about a mile from the rendezvous, I got a flat on my left trailer tire -- the first one it's had in the whole trip.

March 24: Durham

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on March 24, 2005]
I last wrote you on Saturday. I stayed that night at the KOA in Wade, NC.

March 19: North Carolina

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on March 19, 2005]
I had planned to ride into North Carolina Wednesday, but I didn't quite make it... it was farther than I thought (remember I had lost my maps), and there was a constant, cold rain that really took the wind out of my sails. I had to stop at several shopping centers during the day just to warm up and dry off so I could keep functioning.

March 15: Myrtle Beach

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on March 15, 2005]
When last I wrote you on Friday evening, I was about to go in search of a bar with happy-hour specials on food. I found an Irish-American pub that fit the bill. Then I walked to the riverfront and watched the sun set. A tremendous, gusty, cold wind blew in as the sun went down, so I had to keep walking to stay warm!

Mar. 11: Charleston

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on March 11, 2005]
Greetings from "The Most Historic City in the Country!"

As you already know, I rode back through Savannah Monday morning and got a new bolt for my seat, plus a spare just in case, and I stopped at a gelato shop to send you all an e-mail.

Mar 7: Savannah Explorations

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on March 7, 2005]
I spoke -- or wrote -- too soon in my negative assessment of the Savannah Hostel. Although you can see at hotel review sites that other people have had bad experiences with the manager as well, he warmed up as the weekend progressed, and I really enjoyed talking with the guests from around the world, and that made up for a lot.

Mar. 4: Savannah

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on March 4, 2005]
Hi, folks! I made it to Savannah a day earlier than I had planned, and I'll be here at least until Sunday.

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