Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I am moving

The new blog is here. Still working on it but it's coming along.

I plan on buying my own domain but until then, the link above will work. I'm not deleting this blog, but I won't be updating it anymore.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

music and start date.

I've set a June 1, 2010 as a start date for the trip. I'm also thinking about using Crazy Guy on a Bike to journal. Eh, but still not sure.

Video of the band I play with (bass player) from a recent gig:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Got an offer on my house

and accepted it. Right now I am waiting for the FHA inspection and termite inspection on Monday, Sept 21, which happens to be my birthday. Best present ever if everything works out. Closing date is October 7th. Once I am out of the house, I’ve decided to wait until Spring (May or June) to take off. Better weather for a transam and gives me time to save more money and do a few shake down trips. First thing’s first: Must. Sell. House.

Monday, July 20, 2009

family home movie (early 1970s)

family home movie (early 1970s) in order of appearance: me (striped shirt), stephan (blue shirt), kirti (red shirt), roger (dallas cowboy's sweatshirt), my mom (70s hair on the porch)

vithalani home movie - early 1970s from eric vithalani on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

30 miles on the thorn & now watching the tour

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saving turtles from certain death while out on bike ride.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Puerto Rico, still no sale and Velomads

In other news, I just returned from holiday in Puerto Rico. Pictures and a slightly silly time lapse video below. Please click on the photo to view it in a larger size.

Still no sale on my house, but just received a very nice email of encouragement from Richard and Stani who have been cycling around the world for the last 4 years. Check out their blog here.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Three months...

...have gone by and I thought I should update the three people who might be looking at this and the others who google words that might lead you here. No change.

Well, not entirely true. I’ve picked up a new front rack and panniers. The rack: Tubus Ergo
Front panniers and handlebar bag are ortlieb—same as the rear panniers and rack bag. I’m a big fan of their products. And again I went to Wayne at the The Touring Store. While ordering the bag, he invited me to drop by once I make it to Colorado. Who knows, I just might do it.

As far as the house, I had a meeting with the realtor and we’ve decided to drop the price. It’s important for me to have, not only the money to travel for a while, but also to have enough to put a nice down payment on a house wherever I decide to settle. I’ve owned the house since 1994 and built up equity, so dropping it a little isn’t freaking me out. Plus, I have to compete with the all of the foreclosures popping up.

So, as spring nears, I am getting a little anxious and excited and want to get The Heaviest Bike Version 2.0 circus on the road.