Rob Greenfield

80 Mile Day: Day 15

05/04/2013 (Day 15)

You know that good kind of exhausted where you are excited to get in bed and when you do you can hardly keep your eyes open to read a page of a book or watch an episode on TV? That kind of exhausted that you know it was a good day and you accomplished a lot? That’s the exhausted that I am feeling right now. There were some tough days back in Nevada and laying here with only one sleeping bag on and my hands out in the open it’s hard to fathom that just 4 nights ago I thought my cameraman, Brent Martin, might have died in the night of hypothermia.

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Welcome to Utah: Day 15

05/04 (Day15)

I made it out of Nevada!!

6 days, 7 nights, 400 miles, 7 or so passes at approx. 7500 feet,

0 light switches turned on, not a drop of water from a faucet, 1 outlet plugged to charge my computer for 1.5 hours, 

All food purchased was locally grown and organic and only 2 packaged items which were eggs in cardboard cartons from a local farm

7 naked miles biked

Swore only 1 time

Planted wildflowers every day

On to Utah! Life Elevated!

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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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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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