Author Archives: Brian

The Empire Builder

Amtraking from Portland to Chicago, two days, two nights, October 8-10. Border Patrol came onto the train at White Fish, Montana. Why? Our train car porter told us the Border Patrol has jurisdiction within 30 miles of the border, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Tour, East Coast leg, Fellow Travelers, Train Travel | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Tuesday, June 14

I completed 42 miles of handcycling today. My shoulders feel good after having received a diagnosis last November of serious arthritis. Have been on an anti-inflammatory diet [no gluten (wheat), no casein (dairy), no phytates (soy, except Miso and Tempeh), … Continue reading

Posted in Blood on the Tracks, Book Talk, Book Tour, Cycling Adventure, Food, Preparation | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Sunday, June 5

I handcycled 38 miles today, a few miles less than yesterday, as part of my continued training for the cycling book tour that begins June 25. I carb up the night before at dinner, then in the morning I start … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling Adventure, Preparation | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments


Today, June 4, I handcycled 45 miles as I strive to build up my endurance that will certainly be tested once I start the daily cycling tour on June 25. I started too late in the day — 9am. I … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling Adventure, Preparation, Weather | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Handcycling Preparation

To prepare for handcycling the 800 miles from Portland to San Francisco Bay Area, promoting my book AND cycling as transportation POLICY, I am building up my endurance by increasing my weekly miles to over 200, while doing monitored weight … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling Adventure, Food, Preparation | 2 Comments

Sneak Preview

I don’t expect the books to arrive until June 20th, but I will read a few passages from my manuscript at a VFP fundraising event on June 11th, 6-9pm at the Metanoia Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave., Portland, Oregon. … Continue reading

Posted in Blood on the Tracks, Book Talk, Book Tour | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments