Category: Other States

  • The Gateway Arch

    The Gateway Arch

    I love traveling to cities with well-known landmarks. St. Louis is no exception. The last time I was in Missouri was about 10 years ago on my cross-country motorcycle trip. I only touched the extreme southwest corner of the state which doesn’t give me any sort of Missouri credibility. When traveling, I always try to […]

  • Touring the National Mall

    Touring the National Mall

    Before I left, I had mentioned to my roommates that I was going to be in Washington DC for a business trip. Both of us were thrilled as it turned out all three of us would be in DC at the same time and all of us were taking an extra day to sightsee. We […]

  • An evening shopping at the National Mall

    An evening shopping at the National Mall

    I’ve never actually been to Washington, DC until now. For some reason we never had a school trip to go see our nation’s capital. Nor was there a family vacation in that neck of the woods. Actually, the closest I ever got to Washington, DC was the trip after college to Lynchburg, Virginia to evaluate […]

  • Going to see Jack

    Going to see Jack

    I was in Nashville for the Agile 2013 conference. It was fun being in the booth talking with many people about Agile technologies and what’s going on with software development: coding, managing, teaching. There are couple of people out from Australia that had flights the day after the last day of the conference. Tom and […]

  • Austin is not Texas

    Austin is not Texas

    Austin is not Texas. I think if anything, that was the biggest learning from this trip. Rob generously offered to host me in Austin, but it seems like life here kept getting away.  I learned in late May that Rob was leaving Austin and relocating back to his hometown in Florida. If I was going […]

  • New York in Black and White

    New York in Black and White

    The fourth stop on Atlassian’s Road Trip was New York City. A quick change on the agenda allowed me to attend. I hadn’t been to New York in a couple of months so was great to be able to go back in the spring rather than in the fall. Aside from that quick trip last […]

  • Sleepy Sarasota

    Sleepy Sarasota

    Travels brought me down to Sarasota, Florida in the middle of June.  This trip I was scheduled to travel during the day but got moved to a red eye when Airtran decided to suspend daytime service between San Francisco and Atlanta.  I was unhappy about that.  Good news is I got to see a spectacular […]

  • Olive Branch, MS to Murfreesboro, TN – 280 Miles

    You’d think I’d sleep well every night as I’m tired from riding. Not so. Actually I’ve slept less well this trip than I do usually. I’m not quite sure why. Maybe it’s the anticipation of the riding or being in an unfamiliar place. None the less, I slept great last night. I’m ready to tackle […]

  • Eureka Springs, AR to Olive Branch, MS (330 Miles)

    Eureka Springs, AR to Olive Branch, MS (330 Miles)

    After a bad case of cabin fever I was ready to get on the road again. Unfortunately that stretch of US62 was as bad as it was on Sunday. I kept hitting slow traffic in one big rural sprawl along the whole highway. Some 60 miles later, things become really rural again. I picked up […]

  • Stranded – 0.5 Miles (0 net)

    Stranded – 0.5 Miles (0 net)

    Sunday Evening the weather forecast came in that today was going to have bad weather all day. There were severe storms coming our way. If I leave today, I’ll follow in them. Staying a day lets them go by. I decide to stay. It was horrific being stuck in that room all day. The weather […]

  • Around Eureka Springs – 85 miles (0 net)

    Around Eureka Springs – 85 miles (0 net)

    The folks from last night invited me to breakfast down at the buffet. They have GRITS! Real grits! I’m the only Japanese bike rider in the whole motel, so needless to say, I stick out. Every few days I have to do a bit of bike work. The last major spot was up in Denver, […]

  • Salina, KS to Eureka Springs, AR – 400 Miles

    Salina, KS to Eureka Springs, AR – 400 Miles

    Wow… what a difference a day makes. I open up the door from my motel room and wow the heat and humidity is stifling. I need to go jogging as I’ve been idle the past few days so I start with a 2-3 mile run to get the blood moving. There are plenty of dirt […]

  • Boulder, CO to Salina, KS – 521 miles

    Boulder, CO to Salina, KS – 521 miles

    Leaving Colorado and the Rocky Mountains behind, the ride is going to be different. I had plans to be out the door by 6:30 but with staying up a bit later than expected, I actually didn’t get rolling until 8:30. I had hoped to beat the heat of the day, but alas, I may get […]

  • Atlanta


    Morning calls early. Woke up at 5:00am to leave for the Sea-Tac airport. My flight leaves at 7:20am for Salt Lake. We were running a bit behind so I got to the airport at 6:40. You know those times where you sweat getting through security and making it to the gate. This was one of […]