Fort Bragg

Day –2 • February 29, 2012 • Made it to the Start

Blake at The Tire Factory in Winnemucca did just what we asked—got us back on the road as quickly and inexpensively as possible.  He left us a bag of parts he ripped off of the bumper so that the right front wheel turns freely, and right turns still rub a bit, but hey, compromises must be made.  Lisa will just have to limit herself to left turns on the trip back home.

The trip from Winnemucca to Fort Bragg was late but otherwise uneventful.  We crossed Donner’s Pass just ahead of a big winter storm predicted to bring feet of snow in the mountains.  We hit the storm in the Coast Range with the worst impact being torrential rain.

Right now we’re relaxing, flying a shark around the living room of the house we rented and downloading Windows 8 Consumer Preview.  With a very long day yesterday, today wasn’t real productive for trip prep so we’ve decided to delay the start until Friday.  So we’re two days out and holding.



12 thoughts on “Fort Bragg

  1. We’re all very excited for you and Zoe and really dig your updates.
    Good luck and have a great adventure. I know you an Zoe will never forget this trip!

    Oh, and good luck on that counter-clockwise trip home Lisa!


  2. Hello, Kurt & Zoe,

    You don’t know me, but I learned about your adventure from The Recumbent Trike Store website. I bought a Trice Q from Chip that looks like what you are riding.

    All the best to you both. I’ll be following you on this blog.

    Dean Wisleder
    Springfield, Illinois


  3. Kurt:

    It’s John Miller from your youth. Can’t wait to watch you and Zoe’s progress across the country. When you get to the St. Louis area, I’m going to and get William and family to ocme down and meet up with you guys. Good luck and stay safe.

    PS I’m sharing this with my high school classes and they think your nuts. I wish I had the guts to do this!!!!


  4. There’s an entire art form around ‘found objects’. You will be in the unique position of finding all kinds of roadside objects, and possibly photographing them or collecting some of them. Animal roadkill, although used in the past for this type of art, is probably not a good entre anto the genre.


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