Day 2... the Antioch Bridge

  • Posted on: 11 December 2014
  • By: charliecheney

The Antioch Bridge
So we've circled back finally to the morning when I rode 10 miles in the dark down Hwy 160 from the Brannan River State Recreational Area to the Antioch Bridge. As a brief reminder, I’d woken up at 3am fully rested after pitching a tent at 5pm the previous evening just before it rained, and slept soundly. Since I’d ridden through the night several times on my 3 week trip in Wisconsin in September I felt comfortable riding in the dark, I have good lights, and there’s far less traffic in the early morning.

Day (Negative) -2 of Charlie's Winter Bike Trip Adventure

  • Posted on: 8 December 2014
  • By: charliecheney

Day (Negative) -2
Nancy and I drove in from Nevada on Wednesday. The night before we stayed in West Wendover NV at a Super 8 that had the largest rooms of any motel I’ve ever seen. We did not walk down the street to the casinos to gamble. I took a ton of photos as we drove through Nevada, it’s a photogenic state. We hardly stopped the car though. On a mission.

Midnight With Orion

  • Posted on: 27 November 2014
  • By: charliecheney

I was riding my bike north from Manitowoc to Sturgeon Bay in the middle of the night in September. It was beautiful out, stars everywhere. Riding up along the shores of Lake Michigan with my headlights off, the Big Dipper on my left, Orion on my right as I rode towards the North Star. I could hear the waves and I could feel the breeze on my face and it smelled like water. I had to sort of trust where the road was from the way the trees hovered in shadows above me in the sky, trust it would continue on in front of me. One of my favorite nights of the year really, looking back.

My 500 Mile Bike Trip

  • Posted on: 11 September 2014
  • By: charliecheney

Monday 9/8/2014

I rode my bike to Fremont Michigan from Sheboygan Wisconsin in the past 17 hours. Well, I took the high-speed ferry from Milwaukee in the middle I must admit, but it was still over 100 miles riding. The past 2 weeks have been my biggest commitment to long distance riding yet. Two weeks ago I loaded up my Yuba Mundo with a rather absurd amount of gear and rode out of Sturgeon Bay around 9pm for a 90 mile overnight ride to Sheboygan. I've been riding ever since. That was Sunday night August 24th. Here's what the bike looked like as I pulled out of Sturgeon Bay:

Peering Into The Power Broker Society

  • Posted on: 3 June 2014
  • By: charliecheney

Last night and today I'm reeling a bit. I'm working on a project that lets me peer into the power broker society of big entertainment television, and I suddenly discovered a bunch of new perspectives that left me mind blown and fascinated. I always marvel at seeing things in new ways and my mind invariably begins to process and extrapolate out in several directions from there, building new links, trying out new theories. This morning's epiphany is that capitalism is designed for people to buy down from themselves, equal to themselves, but rarely up from themselves.

Los Angeles. Spring 2014.

  • Posted on: 18 April 2014
  • By: charliecheney

I leave for Wisconsin next Wednesday. My whirlwind 4 month adventure in LA ends for now and I'm already excited to come back in November if not sooner. I've come to love LA for sure. Yesterday I rode 38 miles on my bike on a pleasure cruise up Highway 1 into Malibu. It was wonderful. Stopped halfway to nap on the beach for a bit in the late afternoon sun, the waves calling out the tempo of their song. What's not to love.

This One Goes To Eleven... Ulysses Reading June 16th at Untitled Books in Sturgeon Bay WI to Celebrate Bloomsday

  • Posted on: 16 March 2014
  • By: charliecheney

I'm excited to announce that I've booked a performance at Untitled Bookstore in Sturgeon Bay on June 16th, 2014 starting around 4pm in which I will read large portions of Chapter 11 of Ulysses by James Joyce in honor of "Bloomsday". For those of you unfamiliar with Ulysses, Chapter 11 is the "Sirens" or music chapter and takes place in the book on June 16th 1904 starting at around 4pm as well. It will be the 110th anniversary so to speak. It is a rather uproarious chapter, filled with guffawing jokes and innuendo amongst the characters, and laced with musical imagery.

New shows booked for Feb 7, 8, and 14 in Wisconsin

  • Posted on: 21 January 2014
  • By: charliecheney

Wisconsin folks... Carley Baer and I have booked gigs on Feb 7th at Osthedler Saloon in Sheboygan Falls, Sat Feb 8th at the Fishing Hole in Idlewild (just outside Sturgeon Bay), and then will be performing in the QUEEN of all Valentines Day shows "Love On Holiday" at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay Fri Feb 14th. Woot! See you there! More info to come...