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Riding with Paul

posted Jun 23, 2014, 6:47 PM by Ali Kaukola

Paul Andreas (an old friend from our OKC days) met Danny out on the road yesterday. He even made a video of Danny. THANK YOU PAUL! To watch Paul's video click here http://www.magisto.com/video/NQ5MK0sHRW8hBARgCzE



THANK YOU Newton Kansas Bike Shop!

posted Jun 23, 2014, 6:38 PM by Ali Kaukola

The Newton Bike Shop really took care of Danny and we sure appreciate it.... if you are ever in Newton, Kansas stop and say THANKS!  www.newtonbikeshop.com/



"Finally turning off Hwy 96"

posted Jun 21, 2014, 9:36 AM by Ali Kaukola

Danny stopped for a selfie at the intersection of Hwys 96 and 183 in Kansas yesterday... 


Continental Divide

posted Jun 18, 2014, 12:18 PM by Ali Kaukola

Danny taking a quick break for a photo at the Continental Divide yesterday!


Yellowstone

posted Jun 18, 2014, 12:02 PM by Ali Kaukola

This is Danny descending to Jackson Lake in the cold, wind and hail after riding through Yellowstone. Grand Tetons are in background. Photo taken by Hari Anantha (passing by in a car). Thanks Hari, great picture!

 

Night #3 Accomodations

posted Jun 10, 2014, 12:16 PM by Ali Kaukola   [ updated Jun 10, 2014, 12:18 PM ]

4 hours of sleep in Cambridge, Idaho... hoping to get to at least Lowell, Idaho tonight.





Getting there

posted Jun 6, 2014, 11:37 AM by Danny Kaukola   [ updated Jun 6, 2014, 11:59 AM by Ali Kaukola ]

My trip to Astoria, WA began Wednesday on the train from Bakersfield, CA. The train ride was relaxing with most of the preparing for the trip done. After getting my checked bike at the Union Station in Portland, I ran into a fellow Trans Am racer. We put out bikes together and exchanged phone numbers and then I was off to find food and catch my bus to Astoria... while he began his 100 mile journey by bike to Astoria.


Then on the bus ride I met two other bike packers. One guy from Montreal was on his way to Seaside to meet a friend, (who just this past year found out he had Lou Gering disease), and they were going to ride down the Pacific Coast to San Francisco. The other guy was from San Diego and he was going to ride various Adventure Cycling routes across the US heading to the Atlantic Coast. I advised him to try out Beartooth Highway and of course go through the UP (Upper Michigan).

On Friday, I met fellow Trans Am racers, Steve and Paul, in the parking lot of my hotel. Super nice guys.


Here's one of my awesome views from the train... the Willamette National Forest.


And my last view leaving Bakersfield:


That's it for now. I will post as much as I can.
A huge thanks to all my sponsors, friends and family for all their support.

Ciao. I Love you Ali and Finley.

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