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Mountains Must Be Crossed

May 30th, 2009
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3rd day in the Alleghenies. There is one more major ridgeline in my path, then it will just be hills. Beautiful countryside, tough pedaling.

What makes this country great though, is the people. I talked to quite a few yesterday, despite what you may see in the media (including New Media), people are more aware of the rising police state and the fraudulence of the “establishment” than many people give them credit for. People were very appreciative of the info I brought,(especially the PArevolution handout). When I get around to explaining creeping fascism, they are not afraid to look at it for what it is. Basically, the country folk I am meeting give me hope for America. Again, I encourage people to get in their cars and take “sunday drives”, looking for people in their yards, on the road, etc. and just give them some info. Most of these folk are just not aware that there are others who share their concerns. It is our job to let them know and give them an opportunity to help…

The ride yesterday was not easy. I am going to go ahead and spend the $400 on a real bicycle Computer/GPS. I am very tired of missing turns and having to find a signal so I can unpack the trailer, get the computer out, re-route, repack the trailer, etc… I added about 10 miles to the day yesterday, because of no street signs… I am real thankful to the farmer I met who helped me out and gave me a route over the last ridge of the day.

A friend on LibertyForest.com mentioned how the Rockies make the Alleghenies look like speed biumps. I want to clear something up about that. The eastern mountain roads were built before the days of heavy equipment, while the size of the mountains are not as high, the roads are much more steep and winding, In the Rockies I can ride on interstates, the grades are low and the routes as direct as possible. IOW, give me the Rockies any day. The Alleghenies are the hardest I have encountered, including the last trip, over Texas Canyon, through Texas Hill Country, etc.

Finally, I want to talk about the book drops. If you have read the site, you would Know that it was never my intention to pedal from sheriff office to sheriff office. I did that in Jersey because the Jersy people were not materializing and the offices I went to were pretty much on my route, but there is no way I will personally be able to deliver tyhese books. The intent was always to have a local supporter meet me on the road, take the books and deliver them themselves. This is much better as the whole idea was to increase communication locally, this ride just gives the local supporters a good excuse to go and introduce themselves. This goes for the Governors as well, If local supporters do not help arrange a meeting, or agree to deliver them during office hours, I have no choice but to pedal on.

The long and the short of it is this ride is not about me. It is an event for us all, and will be what we all make of it. I have more on my plate than most of you can possibly imagine. Any help increasing the success of this trip will be rewarding in many ways. Regardless of such assistance, I will make the best of the hand I have, but need the help of the grassroots to maximize the effect of this effort.

And with that, I will be packing up and getting on the road. I just have one more major ridgeline to cross and that is only a few miles away. See y’all on the other side

pedal pedal

PS- Firefox has just crashed 4xs trying to add photos, will try again l8r…

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  1. roxi
    May 30th, 2009 at 07:31 | #1

    i support getting a good GPS it will be way worth it!!!

    i would also like to see more pics of the terrain too 🙂

  2. Paul J. Fiske
    May 30th, 2009 at 08:15 | #2

    Good Morning Michael,
    We at The Liberty Bell Center for Constitutional Studies here in Allentown, Pa., are following your trip and cheering you on.
    I started LBBCS in 2005 working with the National Center for Constitutional Studies. Long story short. It had it’s problems, and was resurrected again a couple of months ago at the insistence of the local 912ers and Tea Party Groups. Our reach is long, so when you accomplish this amazing task, we need to talk about merging our efforts. We will introduce you to very interesting people for freedom and liberty if you wish. Our effort started well over 40 years ago with Dr. W. Cleon Skousen (The 5000 Year Leap). We have a Constitution History Film night next week, at which I’ll introduce a program to purchase products from your Web Store. I would be happy to call you as you travel to fill in all that can’t be said here, if that would not be a strain. Or we can we wait till later.
    God Speed Young Man. Your Mission to the American People, and this Precious Land of ours is sorely needed.
    Paul J. Fiske, The Old Allentown Curmudgeon

  3. robpatozz
    May 30th, 2009 at 11:09 | #3

    As I casually pedaled my bicycle from yard sale to yard sale this morning, I could not help but think about how flat Long Beach Island actually is…And with a nice tail wind, how one barely needs to pedal his way down the wide flat streets…I did manage to give out some TrueworldHistory.info cards and tell people about my friend making his second historic journey across the country on his bicycle…Mahalo

  4. Jack
    May 30th, 2009 at 17:25 | #4

    Saw one of you guys riding down the mountain from seven springs today, got curious and looked you up, good luck spreading the message.

  5. May 30th, 2009 at 22:03 | #5

    @Paul J. Fiske
    You should check out Pennsylvania Revolution, http://www.parevolution.com part of our organization has been to create a group called Unite-PA. Basically its purpose is to unite like minded groups together so that we may become an effective political force. You can also go to http://www.unite-pa.com to check out that section directly. If you would like more information or have any questions/comments, feel free to email me tim@pennsylvaniarevolution.com or the founder Scott Davis (scott@pennsylvaniarevolution.com).
    For Liberty,
    Tim Shoemaker
    Director of New Media

  6. May 31st, 2009 at 00:57 | #6

    yes but are the people linking up with Michael along the way and helping deliver the materials to expand the radius? Hellooooooooooo Pennsylvania folks . . .

  7. May 31st, 2009 at 03:22 | #7

    There was a slight mishap with the books getting mailed out in time. As soon as they get here we will be delivering them to the appropriate places. We’re simply doing our best with what we have, can’t ask for more than that…

    Hopefully things will run smoother in the later states since usually things like this take a bit before all the kinks get ironed out.

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