The last night out :):(:D?
To kurt, Gayle and Emily! Thank you, and to everyone else as well :)
Sorry for all the updates at once, haven't had cell service for a few days. The views were worth it though!!!
Oh ya know.. just biking, still! haha
Aaaaaallie McCarthy! come on down! so I can thank you...:)
Thank you veeeery much Evan!!!
An update from the handle bars:)
Thank you so much everyone for the recent support!! here's an update before the "final countdown" of this experience!? holy cow, this is almost over!???
Evan. Where do I have to go buddy!?!?!? I'm comin!!
Ha struck by ligjtening and now witnessing armed robbery!? What a tour!
An update, a song and a sweet camp.. All the world ever needs!
Once again.. Cali TOMORROW!!!
This is the video to go with the previous post..
As long as you are an optimist.. The world is hilarious haha
Today. I reached the pacific. On a bike:)
Oooh Glenda, Mark and Klye. Thank you!!!
To my friends Jackie and Stan!!
Bye Portland! Now... More waterfalls! :)
And to my homies Fred and Rachel!:)
I give you.. Ze portlandia
Wow everyone! I'm so honored to have you all as friends and family. Your support is inspiring to say the least. I look forward to getting the time to thank you all as I take a breather in Portland this week!!!:)
The heat. Is so hot. I fear I might. Start wearing a fanny pack?
I just want to write a post saying thank you so much to everybody who has been supporting me and donating on this website it means more than any of you could ever imagine to have so many friends And family helping you and supporting a dream that I've had for many years now there will be many excellent thank you song videos coming up soon but I am on a very intense bike schedule right now for the next three or four days to get to Portland aka 3 100 mile days or so. I'll keep video updating as much as possible as well. I'm trying to balance that and the documentary along with 8 hrs of biking a day so I'm doing the best I can:)
135 miles.. I don't even know guys. It happened, I am now going to bed!!!!!!
110 mile day? Yeah why not
Sometimes ya just gotta go with the go! Still going tho :)
Just catchin you all up on the updates.. Glacier is pretty humbling to be in. Not that I talk about it I'm the video or anything hah.. Good swim
Last few updates have been going bonkers!? Hopefully this one works! Sorry for the technical difficulties
And here's the video.. My bad
The lightening diaries haha also.. There was a lil flash when it happened. just for good measure
Biking over the continental divide AND I got struck by lightening about 2 hrs later.. Just another day on the tour ha
Continental divide time!!
I wish you all could be here to see this yourselves!!! What a life.
To my dearest Tabi.. A mando jam
Free air conditioning = laying on the floor of the grocery store
I swear I'm actually biking through the desert right now!
What the next week will look like
Spearfish and I broke up. Glacier said she would cook and take me to the movies. So I'm going to meet her.
Spearfish, SD. Aaaaalmost to WY and MT! But first.. Get a job?
Made it to rapid city. Survived the interstate. 3 flat tires!? Great camp site. Spearfish tomorrow and then some good old rest days with the cuz bro.. Livin
It was a good day of riding.. Time to eeeeat!
It was a good night to play some mando by the river! Thanks again everyone so far..
Gettin all political and such..
A pretty good day I must say! Tired like a Marvin though..
Here's a lil ditty for ya..
Thanks for the support Steph! It really helps! Looking forward to coming to visit ya in CO :)
Im alive! And the biking continues.. On a whole new bike :) what!?
Lots of firsts today! 1st flat, first rain, first awesome person to meet, first time in Morton,MN for the night.
I just packed the next 5 months of my life onto a bike. Nice
I learned to play mandolin a little this week!
Holy Crap, CA Cous is gettin a video shout out FOR SURE! It'll be posted soon :)
Any donation amount today gets an automatic video song shout out :) just cause you're that awesome!
I'm putting together an address book of all my friend's friends who have been so kind as to offer to let me hang with them and give me a place to sleep along my route. If you know anyone who would be interested in having a smelly bike tourer hang out and sleep on their couch or in their yard for a night or two, let me know. I'd love to make a few new friends along the way. Thanks Everyone!! I'm so appreciateive of all the support!
Big thanks to Jeff K. and stout adventures for their support!
Anybody need help moving a couch or something? I'm sure I've got room for it somewhere on there.. ;)
A little over a month until its wheels and cameras rolling!
This page is in support of a dream to see and experience this great big world and inspire others to do the same. I am setting off on a 4000 mile bike tour that will take me to countless places across the western United States and beyond. I will be filming a documentary through out this adventure. Showing the highs, the lows, the amazing people, the crazy moments and unexpected experiences that make up such an adventure. I hope to inspire others to take hold of their own personal dreams and make them a reality. We are all capable of much more than we would ever suspect, the key is to take the step that makes that potential realized.
Your contributions will go towards production costs and food as these are literally the only two things that are necessary to make this whole thing happen. - That's the beauty of it all!
I am an artist and will be documenting this journey through my work as well. I have been a landscape painter for many year and I am beyond excited to be in the presence of the awe inspiring places that have driven my work for so long.
With your supporting of this documentary I would love nothing more than to give something back to you. If you have made a donation and are interested in my landscape work, I will more than gladly send you a small piece of art that I have created along the way. All I need is your contact information and I will make sure that you receive a piece of my work.
Please send your contact info to - email@example.com
I will be updating a Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/ErikOnABike?notif_t=page_new_likes - with videos, photos and journals of as I travel and appreciate all comments, questions, and friendly hellos :)