The Loneliest Road Continued – 8000 FT. Elevation: Days 10 &11

As the light faded behind the snow capped mountains I saw a shiny jet on the horizon beaming through the sky. Tears nearly fell to my cheeks as I imagined all the comfortable people inside peeking out their window to the earth below or napping away on their way to their comfortable home or hotel room. I imagined warm dinners with friends and family around an oak dining table. Laughter, hugs, love and friendship in the air. A table full of delicious things like mashed potatoes, warm bread, steamed vegetables, and glasses of red wine. And here I am on this freezing cold snow capped mountain all by myself with the light fading on me fast.

04/29/2013 (Day 10) Continued

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Days Blurring Together: Day 7

Update on bottom of this post:

“I knew I was going to make it when I started to take notes with pen and paper while ascending the Sierra Nevada’s.” To all those who think you can’t, YOU CAN!

(Day 7)

The days have blurred together. My comfortable home in San Diego seems like another life. I can faintly imagine my brown couch in my living room and vaguely remember my life back home. I am fully immersed in this adventure and everything else’s has ceased to exist. I’m sure that 4717 Santa Cruz still exists but I can’t fathom myself residing there or even conjure up an image of what my roommates might be doing.

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Going in Circles: Day 5

Somehow I’ve managed to swear only once on this trip and it wasn’t even today. This morning seem like a week ago but I’ll try to recall. We woke up in Beesh’s backyard just after sunrise and after spending time diddling with my stuff for an hour or so trying to get it organized we managed to get out of there around 8:30. Not until after planting a few seed bombs full of native California flowers and chowing down about a half dozen oranges from the tree in his yard. It was a hot morning riding over to Sacramento from Davis and I was feeling a bit sluggish. The capital city was gorgeous though. It was so refreshing to pull into town and there were bikers happily pedaling along in every direction.

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Long Day: Day 4

Today (4/23/2013) was a grueling adventure. After cycling from Napa, we climbed an unexpected mini mountain for hours. Every time we went down hill for 3 or 4 miles we were met with an hour + long climb shortly after. We didn’t see it coming at all.

Food consisted of more honey, greens at the farm, California avocados and kiwis, a score from a farm stand with locally grown oranges and grapefruits, a caterpillar, and of course more raw eggs straight from the chicken.

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Trapped in San Francisco: Days 1 & 2

Day 1:Rob Greenfield Stuck in San Francisco

Today was riddled with challenges but it was fun and rewarding and I’m happy. The morning was spent finding a natural source for water. We found one and due to major bike problems it took 2.5 hours to accomplish the mission of filling up my 3 gallon jug. It was really cool to use the water filter to create my own pure water from a little lake in Oakland. Meghan stocked us up with locally produced olive oil, honey, rice, beans, and produce from the Berkeley market. And much the of the day was spent going through gear getting rid of things that were not needed and prepping for the trip. By 4:00, way behind schedule, we finally headed into San Francisco to our official launch point, in Civic Center Park.

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Wix vs. Weebly

If you are new to building websites and don’t have a large budget, it is likely you will use a “drag and drop” style site builder. As compared to static HTML pages or websites built on WordPress, site builders such as Wix and Weebly use visuals rather than coding to make the experience as user friendly as possible.

While most web developers would frown on the use of either of these sites, they serve a very important function. Not all small business owners have an understanding of coding a website, nor have the thousands of dollars needed to have a custom built site. These “drag and drop” site builders make designing a professional looking website cheap and extremely easy compared to their counterparts. They also keep web developers on their toes, so that they do not overcharge clients. Though we suggest WordPress to anyone with the knowledge, time, and resources to build a site professionally, we will take a look at a comparison of the two “drag and drop” site builders: Wix and Weebly.

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The Off the Grid Across the USA Adventure

Off the Grid Across America by Greenfield Adventures

Cycling coast to coast for sustainability

Cycling 4,500 miles across the USA, that’s the easy part. So what’s the hard part? How about doing it completely off the grid? For three months, adventurer Rob Greenfield will be showing and inspiring Americans how to live sustainably and decrease their environmental impact. He will be

-using electricity generated by portable alternative energy devices

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Blogging platforms

Setting up the Right Blog for Your Website

Setting up a functioning active blog is just about the most important thing you could do in modern search engine optimization. There are many benefits to posting current, constant, relevant content to your website. That said, there are some basics you must get down first.

  • Do you have a brand new site to build?
  • What is the best blogging platform for your needs?
  • What if I already have use a site builder that does not have a blogging platform? (skip further down if this is your problem)

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