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Chinese cartoons, reading mangoes, and studying…pretty much same here. Wait, if you're doing a century at the end of the month, that's around now, right? Are you ready? Wow, I can't even ask that question w/o hearing their voices… Aww, thank you. I try hard for my light catcher, you know. I know you said the Cervelo is better, but is it WAY more expensive? It's probably worth it anyway, right?
So what would say you're strongest at when it comes to cycling? That's pretty cool, I didn't realize there would be so many other touring cyclists, and if they were able to give you a lot of helpful advice, I'm guessing they were mostly veterans. Basing your decisions on where you could stay was a really good move -- I'd expect nothing less from a catcher. On the chance of sounding like a silly creature, what's stealth-camping. I don't think it has anything to do with camping incognito..but you never know, well, you do. Crap, 120+ miles a day? I don't know what else to say but incredible.
So did you end up using the camera your parents got you while riding? That's sound way too brutal -- not knowing when the climbing's going to end.. I might have been reduced to tears. The more I read about your experience, the more I realize you pretty much got to see everything, mountains, deserts, flatlands, forests, volcanic rubble. That must have been awesome.
Hahaha, that's right. Forgot you were a completionist..no wonder your backlog keeps growing. I'm impressed, to say the least. Oh yeah, I was reading Tower of God, but I haven't read it in a while. As for Mushishi, I still have to finish the first season, but yeah, I'm looking forward to YowaPedal S2 too. Hmm, Glasslip, I've only watched like 2 episodes so I don't really have a feel for it yet. From what I can tell so far, it can go either…and from my experience, I have a feeling it's going to go in a way I'm not too keen about.
You'll be happy to know the senior thesis is DONE!!!! Finished this past Thursday.. RoRo will be pleased. Do you have to write a thesis? Man, I don't even remember what I was doing before school started… I'm not even sure what I was doing two weeks ago. But today I've finished a crap load of stuff ahead of time so that I could spend the rest of the weekend playing games ^^ Pfft, Gamers Guild, yeah I went to one meeting when school started just for kicks and giggles, haven't been back since. Yeah, I heard about the new Harvest Moon game. I'll probably get it -- especially since by then I should a lot of free time to play it. I looked at the bachelors, I ruled out Fritz, Klaus and Mistel (I'm not a cradle robber) immediately. Nadi's def. the best prospective one so far, but we'll see. Hahaha, yeah, I noticed the lack of Kise too. A pleasant surprise.
Ah, by the way, I started Kaleido Star. After you said it's like Glass Mask but with acrobatics, I couldn't help but be interested. Not bad so far.どうも。
So now that you've fully recovered (I assume) from your 10-state biking journey, what are you up to? That's awesome that your parents flew out to meet up with you. Hmm, if you're asking for a color suggestions, maybe like a crimson red? Or like a galaxy black that changes colors depending on how light hits it (have a feeling like that might just be the name of a crayon from a crayola box…). The Cervelo looks pretty sweet. Which one has more pros over cons?
Oh my gosh, you rode through all of those? Appalachians, Rockies, Ozarks and Cascades?! Already, I'm starting to see the manifestations of your masochism more. How'd you determine the pacing for each? And did you end up coming across other people, or specifically bikers while riding in the different mountains? Which had the best view? The Rockies? What's your best memory after passing Colorado? Alright, I'll try to restrain the question-bombing.
Thankfully, Kansas is mostly flat, so even with the headwinds, you didn't have to fight the wind and climb. I'm sure having to face 40+mph headwinds made the pizza, ice cream, juke box, sightseeing and video gaming with the other cyclist more than twice as enjoyable. It's pretty cool to be able to make such unexpected memories -- those are usually the best kind to make. Though, in a way, swarms of mosquitoes drafting you is also an unexpected memory… one I'm sure you could have lived without.
So to be able to get accustomed to the additional 25 or so pounds, did you do some special training beforehand (like lifting weights)? Smart, efficient packing. Guessing you just had to tough it out when it dropped below 30 degrees, or did you end up layering with the clothes you brought?
Hahaha, so how's that backlog coming along? Had a chance to catch up on some of them? Hmm, well I've been watching Ace of Diamond (though I almost don't want to keep watching because of what happens way later in the manga ><), Haikyuu!, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsokushii, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Glasslip, Senkou no Night Raid and Trigun (figured it was about time I watched it). They're all okay for the most part -- I was already reading the manga for a few of them beforehand.
Ha, break. That's a term I don't understand. By the time I got back, I had a few weeks to kind of relax (mostly because I decided to take a break on my thesis). Was actually catching up on the games I left home before I had to leave for school again, but I brought my new games with me so hopefully I'll get a chance to play them again soon…
And since it's you, of course I'll forgive the wall of text ;) So I guess I should apologize for replying with a wall of text as well. 許してね⌓⌓⌕(˃̴◡ुؔ՞ઁ)♡⃛
Omgah I love your banner. That's so beautiful. Who made it?
Holy crayola, 4355 miles?! So when you wake up early in the morning thinking you have to do all of that peddling, what do you do? So how's catching up on your chinese cartoons going? Hmm, this year's anime so far.. watching No Game No Life (though I just finished that), Haikyuu, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, Glasslip, Ao Haru Ride, Ping Pong the Animation…? probably dropping Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (the sis was a bit too incestuous for me). Half of these I've read the manga for, some don't know why I bother, but others are actually entertaining to watch. Thinking of watching Zankyou no Terror.. What about you?
Ehhh-- cool. Whether it's bicycle touring or racing, I can tell that both take some serious dedication. On top of training, you have to make sure your body's in top condition. So if you buy a road bike now, what do you think you're going to name it?
How were the levels in the Rockies? Haven't been there since I was a baby -- and even then, I wasn't cycling sooo, yeah. Yellowstone sounds harsh (not the name but the conditions of the area). So compared to Kansas, did you dislike Wyoming more because of the weather? How'd you bring along clothes that you'd need? Was it difficult traveling with all your necessities, or did you just buy what you needed along the way?
What kind of job are you thinking about looking for? Yeah, I can understand the lack of excitement for the upcoming semester. Ah, my summer vacay was pretty much delayed because I didn't finish classes until this past Monday. So now that I'm done, I've got about a month to do… whatever.
Heh, yeah I'm pretty awesome that way.光キャッチャーのことに興味あるから、覚えてるの。Ehhh, good job Hermes ^^ You got my catcher across the country and back safe and sound.
Ah, let's see if I remember. There were like 3 harvest moon games, fire emblem awakening, tomodachi collection, 2 or 3 legend of zelda games, a couple of final fantasy games, children of mana, last ranker, shining hearts, alice in the country of hearts, tales of phantasia, tales of the world: radiant mythology 3, and a few others that I kind of don't remember at the moment. As for what I'll be doing the rest of the summer, I guess I'll find out along the way.
So wait, refresh my memory, is this your first time riding cross-country, or has it just been a few years? (If this is a retarded question, feel free to ignore it.) I can't even begin to imagine how I would go about physically and mentally preparing myself for something like that. Has it gotten more enjoyable after getting out of Kansas? What are your plans after you finish?
Heh, feels nice to actually understand some of the stuff you're referring to. Ah but, actually executing it is something that probably only you can do, Catcher. Hmm, yes, I think I remember you mentioning that about Honey & Clover when you were telling me some of the reasons to watch it. I know you said you got the name for your bike from Kino no Tabi. And I guess I already know the answer to this, but is Hermes your partner for this adventure? If so, how's the trip treating him?
Ahh, can't really say I'm enjoying the summer since mine hasn't officially started yet. But I guess I am having fun now that things are starting to wind down, and I've just bought a bunch of games. Gives me something to look forward to.
(PS - I am honored you went through the pain of typing this out on your phone ^^ )
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