Ride of Silence

7.13.2013

 

Crooked Tan Lines: July 11, 2013, 7am, Spokane


Day 5…I think.

If this is Wednesday, this must be Spokane.

Well, for those of you trying to emails of support, encouragement, or mental evaluations of doing such a ride, you have probably figured out by now I’m not getting any. Either that or the world really has abandoned me.
If you want to send hate mail, love mail, brownies, a new credit card, cash, or a new set of legs (Did I mention brownies?), the mailing addresses for where I’ll be are below. The US  Postal Service has actually been doing a great job with everyone else’s mail and packages, getting it to the appropriate hotels. And the hotels are doing great, too, at holding the mail for us. Letter, bike parts, brownies…did I say brownies?...have gotten to the right person. It’s quite simple and relatively inexpensive. Let me put it this way: it’s beating the heck out of technology like a piece of vermin.

Lance should get his compact gearing from Richardson Bike Mart (Yeeaaa!) today. (Thank you Jack Gilespie.)

DAY_DATE__HOTEL_ADDRESS___LOCATION__ZIP__FAX
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 Best Western Cascadia Inn  2800 Pacific Ave. Everett WA 98201-4528 425-258-4755

Sun, Jul 7, 2013 Three Rivers Inn 210 Ball St. Sedro-Woolley WA 98284 360-855-1333

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 The Virginian Resort  P.O. Box 237 Winthrop WA 98862 none

Tue, Jul 9, 2013 Columbia River Inn  10 Lincoln Ave. Coulee Dam WA 99116 509-633-2633

Wed, Jul 10, 2013 Econo Lodge  1503 South Rustle Rd. Spokane WA 99202 509-747-5950

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 Quality Inn Sandpoint  P.O. Box 128 Sandpoint ID 83864 208-263-3289

Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Rimrock Motel  P.O. Box 1450 Thompson Falls MT 59873 406-827-9804

Sat, Jul 13, 2013 Campus Inn  744 E. Broadway Missoula MT 59802 same as phone

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 Super-8 Butte  2929 Harrison Ave. Butte MT 59701 same as phone

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 Days Inn Bozeman  1321 North 7th Ave. Bozeman MT 59715 406-587-5351

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 Super -8 Columbus  P.O. Box 88 Columbus MT 59019 406-322-4636

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 Super-8 Powell  East Coulter Ave. Hwy. 14 Powell WY 82435 307-754-3387

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 Best Western Sheridan  612 North Main Sheridan WY 82081 307-672-3018

Fri, Jul 19, 2013 Best Western Gillette  109 North Hwy. 14-16 Gillette WY 82716 307-682-5105

Sat, Jul 20, 2013 Super 8 Custer  W Mount Rushmore Rd Custer SD 57730 605-673-2201

Sun, Jul 21, 2013 Best Western Rapid City  2505 Mt. Rushmore Rd. Rapid City SD 57701 605-343-9670

Mon, Jul 22, 2013 Graham's Best Western  West 5th PO BOX 78 Murdo SD 57559 605-669-3139

Tue, Jul 23, 2013 Super-8 Mitchell  1700 S. Burr, Hwy. 37 & I-90 Mitchell SD 57301 605-996-5339

Wed, Jul 24, 2013 Travel Lodge  2015 Humiston Ave. PO Box 68 Worthington MN 56187 507-372-5301

Thu, Jul 25, 2013 Country Inn & Suites  2214 East Main St. Albert Lea MN 56007 same as phone

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 Courtyard Marriott Hotel  500 Front Street La Crosse WI 54601 608-796-1827

Sat, Jul 27, 2013 Super-8 Portage  3000 New Pinery Rd. Portage WI 53901 608-745-0167

Sun, Jul 28, 2013 Econo Lodge  908 Washington Street Manitowoc WI 54220 920-682-1020

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 Snyder's Shoreline Inn  903 West Ludington P.O. 667 Ludington MI 49431 231-845-4441

Tue, Jul 30, 2013 Quality Inn  3301 Highland Drive Hudsonville MI 49426 616-662-5000

Wed, Jul 31, 2013 Super-8 Coldwater  600 Orleans Blvd. Coldwater MI 49036 517-278-2347

Thu, Aug 1, 2013 Howard Johnsons c/o Jeff  1920 Rochman Ave. Lima OH 45804 419-221-2604

Fri, Aug 2, 2013 Holiday Inn Express  23911 U.S. Route 23 South Circleville OH 43113 740-420-9181

Sat, Aug 3, 2013 Red Roof Inn  3714 East 7th Street Parkersburg WV 26104 304-485-1746

Sun, Aug 4, 2013 Super-8 Elkins  350 Beverly Pike Elkins WV 26241 same as phone

Mon, Aug 5, 2013 Best Western Harrisonburg  45 Burgess Rd. Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-433-6485

Tue, Aug 6, 2013 Hampton Inn Ashland  705 England St. Ashland VA 23005 804-752-8445

Wed, Aug 7, 2013 Econo Lodge Inn and Suites  119 Bypass Rd. Williamsburg VA 23185 757-220-9117

My address is as following:
Chris Phelan, PAC TOUR
Hotel address from above list
Figure out the days to get it on time.

Easy. That’s it. Simple. Done.

Last night I got to meet Roger Schramm, the organizer for the Spokane Ride Of Silence. Six other people also attended the chance to talk at Spaghetti Factory, including the local super woman bike organizer, Erica. Hank took pictures, sat next to me, and asked great questions. My voice, unfortunately, was torched. So I strained to be heard over the clatter of the restaurant. But it was great. It inspired me to hear THEIR stories, when they wanted to hear mine. Sincere, grounded, active. Good people. I’m VERY appreciative of these people. I’m glad Roger put out the word.

I think I’m only meeting one other organizer during the entire 3600 miles, and that’s in western Virginia. …Sure wish there were more to meet…

It’s windy and cool outside. Got a massage on the high hamstrings. Today’s another short day before we begin the 130 mile days.


Ride on, ride on, ride on…



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