This blog is to track my progress in my attempt to set a world record, in becoming the youngest person to bike around the world solo, I will being this bike tour on October 29. I will be biking between 18 months and two years.
|Posted on June 29, 2012 at 3:20 AM||comments (1)|
I'm not reading to make a whole long speech there is still a whole leg to be finished. I have a story to tell but that can wait I just wanted to say I am back in continetal USA after 2 years of biking, I want to make these last days count so lots of video. I am so glad to be back and just wanted to let everyone know. If you wanna read more than go to my blog http://www.erinsworldbike.blogspot.com/!
|Posted on February 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM||comments (2)|
Ok If you havent already go to my blog at erinsworldbike blogger.com, I am in Cambodia as of February the 24 2012, Its it super hot here biking from sun up till sun down. If you want to ask me anything just email me at email@example.com ok cool read my blog .
|Posted on December 9, 2011 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
So If your reading this blog this is the old one, go to erinsworldbike.blogspot.com for my updated blog. Hey Sorry havent put so many pictures up, there all on facebook!! Check out my new video on youtibe or on thios site, hey I have over 11,000 miles covered so far!!
|Posted on June 26, 2011 at 2:12 PM||comments (1)|
I'm out of hungrain jail http://erinsworldbike.blogspot.com/, I am heading to romania, serbia, and greece, bulgaria and turkey, wish me luck DONATE MONEY!!! Click donate on the home page any thing helps. The bike tour is going good but slow I need to pick up the pace thanks for all the encouraging emails, keep em coming!!!
|Posted on April 20, 2011 at 9:08 AM||comments (0)|
blogger.com under Erins World bike so i ABOUT READY TO LEAVE GERMANY AND HEAD TO VENICE READ about it at blogger.com
|Posted on March 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM||comments (2)|
ok so Im in amsterdam left from parid, and brussels. going to frankurt next. It still cold, Broken chain, a few more flatts, more people telling me how america is so terrible. But I happy Im doing this, Im not much of a typer but if I meet you Ill tell you about it if Im not tired. Uhmm man I should try telling at least one storie but not right now, Im doing more miles than I started so I happy about that ok Look at my facebook to see pics, firstname.lastname@example.org ok bye for now
|Posted on February 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM||comments (0)|
Every once on a while I'll come back here to direct you to my new blog www.blogger.com go to Erins world bike, but today I will remind everyone of my tour here, well I made it across america and now I have a new type of land to cover ALSO DONATE TO MY TOUR ON THE first page click the donate button and donate whatever your incline to thanks. ok what else..nothing for now but I will blog more on blogger ok see you there any questions shot an email or comment thanks bye.Erin Nelson
|Posted on January 25, 2011 at 9:16 PM||comments (0)|
from little rock, to mephis, to birghmigham? however you that, to alanta, train to washington dc, bike to philly, train to New york, Plane to london in a few days new blog www.blogger.com under erins world bike
|Posted on January 7, 2011 at 6:01 PM||comments (4)|
Some asked me how to post a comment on my blog and I lost that email so I say it here first you have to become a member which is free just give your email adress and webs will send a emial to confirm it ( check your spam) then you can post whatever you want good or bad, so thanks for the questions, and the comments, check out my new blog on www.blogger.com under Erins World bike ok thanks
|Posted on January 4, 2011 at 9:29 PM||comments (0)|
Have you seen my new blog yet? if not go to www.blogger.com for pics,videos, and updates more frequently. under Erins World biek any questions email me at erinnnelson92@YAHOO.COM OK THANKS BECOME A follower at blogger.com under erins world bike
|Posted on December 26, 2010 at 7:51 PM||comments (2)|
I put a new blog at http://erinsworldbike.blogspot.com/ tell me if your finding it easy and become a follower on blogger.com
|Posted on December 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM||comments (2)|
I'm started another blog spot on blogger.com type in Erins World bike and become a follower I'm going to only blog there for now on and here only now and again untill everyone is famiar with blogger.com type in Erin's world bike I will put a link from here to there if I can figure it out tell me if your having trouble finding it thanks... http://erinsworldbike.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-blog-spot.html
|Posted on December 20, 2010 at 8:56 PM||comments (2)|
Today I thought about plane tickets, and visas, and place to stay in Europe and it's driving me insane, it's very stressful. Not much riding today, and my gear shifters on my bike are acting up. I fell pretty hard today and now my knee is killing me I was going down hill turning a corner and a car hit it brakes and I turned my body pressing on my brakes and hit the pavement I fell into the opposite lane lucky for me the car stopped not running me over, I almost died today. But I almost die every day. I'm in Yukon OK, right now, I like Oklahoma it's slow and nobody bothers me and barely any cars go by.
For any one who wants to support me by donating to the tour go to the home page and click the donate button. Ok thanks bye for now
|Posted on December 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM||comments (5)|
It was really cold a few nights, I only did about 30 miles that day becuase I was talking to a few reporters all day, and also it gets darker sooner, and it was hilly. So any ways I stop in a little town (oklahoma) and seen a church empty and a few homes around. I biked up to a house ( and there was a big white dog walking besides me for a few miles so he walk up with me) a little girl opened the door I asked to see her parents. Her grandmother was there, I asked her if she knew if it would be all right for me to sleep outside next to the church on it's property. She invited me in and said she'd call the becaon of the church. So she did he came out to the church a few minutes later asked me a few questions ,and then said it was alright. So I thanked them both, and went back to the church put down my bag and tried to sleep it was about 5 30, so it was pretty early to go to bed but what could I do lol.So it was really cold and I remember praying Jehovah god please make my situation warmer please amen. So then god helps those who help themselves, so I started moving around in my sleeping bag, like lifing my feet up and down and thinking of California, California beaches, California people, California parks, Just California. Then I looked behind me a man and a woman where standing with flashlights looking at me (maybe becuase I was moving so much I thought) I then said "Howdy" and tried to explain I had permission to be there. "Oh where not worried about you be here but we are worried that it's goingto be in the teens tonight". " My mother in law called and she said she was worried about you sleeping out here tonight... so we wanted to see if you would like to sleep in our shed it's heated..and have you had any supper we could make you some soup if you would like." the woman said. Wow god works I thought, and man these people are really nice. " I didnt really know what to say becuase human nature never stops amazing me. So they took me in their home told me they were southern baptist sunday teachers, fed me, we talked for a while then, I went to bed and it was more than warm inside the shed. And mthought when god made us in his image, the image of love, I odn't think I've ever really grasped that until that night. And I felt so grateful, and words can't describe it. When a perfect stranger helps you and they dont have too, Now I have people help me out before, and I've apprecaited it , but this was something different ( and my spell check isn't working so bear with me lol) this one stopped me in my tracks, this one opened my eyes just a little wider. I guess experience is the best teacher.
|Posted on December 7, 2010 at 3:41 PM||comments (1)|
I stayed on the joan robertsons farm, For maybe 4 days, I came about this farm from A volunteer website, where people like me who want to volunteer on an organic farm. When I first got there I noticed it was extremely cold, it was always cold 24/7. I soon found out I wasn't going to be doing farm work, instead these people signed up to that directory to, take advantage of volunteers, so they can have free work. I chopped wood for the house ( which they built for themselves, and did things for their house, dishes, and what not. And that was fine until I noticed their was no farm work at all, it was all personal work for them, it wasn't really even a farm, even though they had a 20 dogs and two horse's. One of the ladies was extremely rude to me and very judgmental, because I didn't know about where plastic came from, and about being Eco friendly, so she lectured me, for all four days on How I need to be educated, I didn't say anything cause, I was trying to be considerate . And then he dogs bite my computer charger and universal charger my grandmother gave me, but it's a good thing I had a warranty on the computer charger. They said that as expected with dogs.I forgave them. But thankfully that was the first and only real bad experience I had on this tour. On the bright side I got to talk at an elementary school about the tour and met some great kids, and talked to a few reporters, and it's been a really fun and great ride today.
|Posted on December 6, 2010 at 7:58 PM||comments (1)|
I have been on a volunteer farm for some days now, choppin wood, putting up tarps, and doing whatever they ask. I'm in texas right now and will be in texas for a while. It's been really, really cold for a while. I talked to some school kids today about the tour and that went good, the kids told me their dreams like being a doctor, or a pro football player. It was cool to see kids with big dreams. I can't wait to get back on my bike soon lol. OK uhmm I gotta go but I will blog soon and put up pics too lol.
|Posted on November 29, 2010 at 4:03 PM||comments (2)|
It starts with a thought then grows into a day dream, then a project until it becomes a tour. I'm letting things figure themselves out, and let whatever happens happens. I dont need to plan the way others think I should, and I won't. I became a way laid back person, just not caring where I sleep, if I have enough food, or water. Jesus said don't worry about those things but put the kingdom first and every thing else would be added. So I won't worry ha not now, I'm not ignorant or blind I'm at peace. Don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff. But that doesn't mean what some might think it does, I know what I'm doing that's the point. I know who I am today, and where I'm going. I know when I hungry and when I need water. I slowed down my pace, and recognized more and smile a lot more because now I think I realize this is not a race, This is an experience to Experience . When it's winding I don't complain like I use to, there's a hill! I'll get over it, and I'm sure there will be more. I talk to almost everyone I see, I mean why not? Life isn't a race, well at least it shouldn't be. I'm noticing more than I ever had like the cracks in the road. the paint on the street, the names of streets. New Mexico on highway route 66 is long and the fun on being on a historic highway is long gone lol, but the thrill of catching myself before I fall cause I lost focus is always nice, because I laugh at my self at a near accident . I think of the people back in turlock the people I use to talk to, the jobs I use to have, The detention I use to get in high school . The shows that use to come on, just thinking about the past is always funny, Did they mean anything, AT ALL? I'm listening to this song called "Raymond" by Brett eldredge it's a country song about this old lady who has Alzheimer's and thinks this guy is her son Raymond. But he's not but he let's her call him that. I made me think that would be scary to have Alzheimer's how you just confused and you don't know it. But in some ways people are confused and don't know it like the people who think doing drugs and robbing and hurting others could be justified. Or the people who think they have forever. Forever to live, travel, laugh, forgive, so they put it off, they put it off forever, isn't that scary?
|Posted on November 27, 2010 at 9:08 PM||comments (1)|
The difference in biking and riding are biking you have to work for it, like climbing up a hill, out biking a dog, biking faster to catch a light, Riding is like cruising, rding down a hill, a big truck pulling you in it's draft, having all the time in the world. I didn't go to phoniex instead I went to flaggstaff ( it was snowing) heading for new mexico, heading across intead of just straight south because I want to see as many states as I can. Thanks to Kevin in las vegas from warmshowers for hosting, also thanks to bryon ( trucker guy) for a good conversation. Thanks to dave p. for the support, thanks to Nemo tents, Pops grocery's, and Bold sleeping bags, and the rest of my sponsors. I will put up more pics soon.
|Posted on November 24, 2010 at 9:25 PM||comments (7)|
Yeah I got lost today nothing new because I always get lost. It was a hilly ride everything is good, haha I can't stop thinking about how fun yesterday was jumping off that cliff lol, I need more adrenaline, need more adrenaline! I could see myself getting addicted, Arizona is a boring state nothing really cool to do or look at but, I'm still having a blast.
|Posted on November 23, 2010 at 11:49 PM||comments (3)|
I wish I had the energy to write in detail, but I will if I end up writing a book lol. yESTERDAY i CAMPED OUT NEAR THE COLORADO RIVER OFF OF HIGHWAY 93, I'm in Arizona by the way, I set up camp in my nemo tent and bold sleeping bag, made a fire for the first time and sleeped warm. Today I cliff dived off a 60-70 foot cliff so fun the most fun I ever had in a while, it was about a 80 miles ride yeaterday and 60 mile ride today, I went to a hot spring and seen some nude bathers (not by choice), met the coolest group of people about in their early 20's who I hung out with and hiked with, and jumped off a cliff with, we were together all day they were hiking the canyon too. I had a blast today even though all my electronics were dead, they knew where I was coming from in why I doing this, I knew where they were coming in why there doing what their doin. I really enjoyed their company and happy I met them. I'm so tired and need to sleep this is one of the times I wish I could blog in more detail I leaving out a lot, Today was a blast and company is always nice, cliff diving is SOOOOO fun, but I'm tired this trip is awesome heading to phoniex next.Talk to someone new soon, There is so many great people in the world you'll be happy you did. Omg cliff diving is so fun. But I guess you had to be there. I'll put up pics thanks for reading, I hope I can inspire people to live more anyways I need to sleep bye for now.