Entries in 'Rolling Fast'
Rio Branco and an Interesting Flea Treatment

Rio Branco and an Interesting Flea Treatment

November 06, 2009 by 14 Comments

I was laughing in wonder as I watched these guys treat a mother dog and her two puppies for fleas. It probably wasn’t something to laugh at but it just seemed so bizarre. They used a two liter coke bottle filled with the blackest used motor oil and poured it all over these poor dogs. From branco to preto with just a little oil.

Alexandre The Great

Alexandre The Great

November 05, 2009 by 12 Comments

Since leaving Humaita´and passing through Porto Velho I’ve cycled 443 miles in 4 days on the bike. I’m now resting in the city of Rio Branco. I had the fortune of meeting some fellow cyclists while in route from Porto Velho to Rio Branco, including the toughest man I’ve ever met…Alexandre!

Crushed Out 131 Miles First Day Back on the Pavement

Crushed Out 131 Miles First Day Back on the Pavement

October 31, 2009 by 19 Comments

Some days everything just clicks. I left Humaita´ after downing a pineapple vitamina, or smoothie with milk and sugar, and headed down the longest paved straightaways I’ve laid eyes on since my days in Indiana. The heat never passed 98F and a headwind kept me cool. I pedaled like I would never get tired and yesterday I didn´t. After 131 miles I reached Porto Velho and felt exhilarated. As the ruthless commodities trader Mark Yost would exclaim…”TASTE IT!”