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September 11, 2005


8:42 PM
Sam Swanson got lost again. We're still not sure if we've found him, but at least we know he's alive. We were about to call the state troopers. But he called us and he's safe, but they're still not home. We have no idea why this is the case. It's friggin frustrating. Sam rode and extra 30 miles!! He is the winner... He won the race, but unfortunately he kept going. DOH!! I think we spent a good $30 on gas looking for him. He's a good boy, but we're all a little frustrated right now. Gerry has been looking for him all night. I know he didn't even get to eat dinner.

Well, I'm happy to say that my knee is 100% better. I was able to ride the entire day. We're only 20 miles from the coast and I can't wait to see the ocean. It's going to be a beautiful experience. Steve Choi was todays tragedy. He lasted 4 miles and then rode the rest of the trip in the van. Jenny Choi is with us now and she made it.... It was like the TORTOISE AND THE HARE. She is the tortoise. Good girl.. Monica made it 50 miles, but stopped in tears as her tail bone ached and ached. Poor girl.

For dinner I made freeze dried potato soup with rice and green beans. We had no electricity so I made the food in the bathroom of the campground. It was weird because it was a communal bathroom so people were probably wondering why the heck there was a big pot of rice in the bathroom. Hmmmm....

Well, so far...so good. Excited for tomorrow. Be good.
Peace, mike park

BIKE TOUR DONATIONS to DATE:
Anonymous-$50
Vien To-$12
Misa and Kaoru-$15
Brian Quirk-$15
Ellen-$5
Kris Racer-$23.45
Christina Giordano-$3
Dustin Dumas-$40
Scott Butterworth-$14
Jessica Burnham-$15
Ken Lee-$33
Kevin Koegel-$30
Brian Abolins-$25
Mark Veon-$15
Michael Cavaleri-$10
Rey Hernandez-$20
Dan Richter-$50
Dan Shannon-$5
Gary Yee-$10
John Anderson-$20
Seth Odell-$10
Sung Kim-$40
Britt Osbourn-$10
Black Sunday-$10
Andrew Paciocco-$10
Kyle Trittipo and Anuja Vichare $25
Matthew Chantler-30 BRITISH POUNDS
Dan Droller-$100
Diana Mendoza-$200
Evan O'Neil-$7
Steve Hahnlein-$17
Adam Bubash-$30
David Loyd-$25
Anonymous-$100
Julien Lestoclet-$15
Brett Bussard-$50
Mitsuhiro Sabu-$100
Eugene Ahn-$100
Drew Bienemann-$100
Andrew Wong-$25
Matt Skiba-$100
Karim Jetha-$5
Kanallakan Priscilla-$5
Murphy Fennel-$4
David Pereira-$132
Rob Meckstroth-$15
Mitsunori Sabu-$20
Michael Sosin-$10
Michael Daphin-$7
Kristi Reese-$20
Saddle Creek Records-$250
Thick Records-$250
Kung Fu Records-$150
Soundtek Studios-$250
Thomas Skiba-$500
Chulie Park-$150
Fly PR-$25
Marc Howlett-$200
Bob Walsh-$120
Julie and George Kent-$50
Sue Farwell-$100
Margaret Brenner-$25
Kwai Kong-$500
Audrey and Tom Gerraty-$200
James LaVigna-$100
Jeff Hsue-$100
Joseph Jerkens-$15
Jenny Choi-$200
Paul Weinacht-$50
Rachel Munyon-$35
Paul Jemison-$500
Elinor Towler-$5
Rhona Flanagan-$15
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!