Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Blog Is Moving

Please visit our new blog from now on at FreeKraig.org. You can purchase a T-shirt to help fund Kraig's legal defense. There is also a petition you can sign here. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. I am feeling for all the Americans in my circumstances who are still in jail and who don't have hope of being released. I was extremely lucky in that a local family took me in. Most American tourists don't have that luxury. Hopefully with your help we can do something about it. Thank you!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Prosecutor Won't Budge! Please Sign This Petition!

My trial date has been set for the 24th of January, 2013! I have to be here for another 5 months at least. Then I might still get jail time! Please help me. Sign the petition and share it on your Facebook wall. Thank you so much! I love you all! -Kraig


Monday, August 6, 2012


I can't divulge too much information at this time because I've got charges pending here in Canada. Some of the basics. I was arrested on July 16, 2012 at the border of Canada and spent 18 days in Jail. Kevin rode home on July 29th and I'm out on bail while I await either a trial or a plea. The defense attorney wants 4-6 months from me. That's all I can really say right now. Updates will be posted as I find out more.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cleveland Rocks!

Yesterday we left the hotel at 11am and set out to find a remedy for my hurricane drenched phone. We had to use Kevin's phone's navigation which had really spotty service. I bought a new battery for my phone so now I have two working batteries and my phone has now completely dried out. This would have been a really annoying trip if my phone was destroyed. We rode for what seemed like forever because we had to make up an extra 200 miles we lost yesterday. We had to miss Cedar Point :( But we made up for it by meeting some new friends Kristel and Charlotta Enfio! We had fries and ice cream at a place called Sweetie Fry. Then we went to a screening of a ridiculous cult film where the audience just screamed out the entire time and threw thousands of plastic spoons whenever a picture of spoons showed on the screen. Then we segued into Troll 2, which is an even worse movie! The next morning we had crepes at a place called Luna which puts Utah crepes to shame! We are making plans to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and it is currently a downpour. We are planning to leave here at around 7 to head up to Buffalo to crash at a punk rock venue. No idea how that is going to work. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Midnight Ride

Just got in to Madison. Last minute errands set us back 5 hours. But we still got to ride along the Mississippi on the Great River Road and we caught the Iowa sign while there was just a hint of light left. Our cousin Sheresa was gonna take us in but schedules conflicted so we're staying with awesome people named Solomon and Cissy. Real mattresses to sleep on. A shower. Feels almost like we aren't totally homeless right now. Tomorrow: Chicago!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

Today we got to hang out with the cousins. Kate and Jess are adorable and out of their minds. The youngest, Jess, has a family of imaginary brains that live in her head. They all have names and lives and she was sad because they all recently moved to Italy. The older of the two, Kate, is in love with an evil character from My Little Pony. Adorable as they are our intercom communication device was in shambles after being unattended for a few hours. Luckily their father, Spencer, is a genius fixing things (practice makes perfect in this household) and he got it back together even stronger than before. Showers, laundry, and a charging station for all our gear is just what the doctor ordered.

The only thing I forgot to pack was shoes. So wearing motorcycle boots, shorts, and a t-shirt I walked into Target and bought some sweet top of the line flip flops. Then we visited Dawnell and her lovely kids as they gave us a magic show and a tour of the house. They graciously lent us their minivan for the day so we could explore this cool city. We went to the 5-8 club and got their famous Juicy Lucy burger. Then we went off to see the Walker Art Center in downtown with the giant cherry spoon, the stone arch bridge which looks out over the Mississippi river and the old mill factories, and the lakes in the area. Dinner was had at Hell's Kitchen where the chandeliers had knives dangling from them and a live jazz band was playing. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone travelling the area. Tomorrow we head back out on the road to Madison!

Amber Waves of Grain

Four hundred and fifty miles of riding in one day should be the furthest we ever have to travel in a day on the whole trip. It was long and mostly monotonous. A lot of I-90. We started off in Pierre, SD where a nice man named Koz helped us tighten the chain on Kevin's bike and adjust the brake light. A measly $25 for piece of mind and we were off. We rode all the way to Chamberlain on some back roads that took us past a lake, an old broken down strip club for the local farmers called the "Prarie Chicken", and through some dusty construction zones. Then we took the interstate to Sioux Falls then up through western Minnesota to Minneapolis. Western Minnesota is beautiful rolling farmland covered in corn as far as the eye can see. Ever 30 miles or so we would need to slow down for a small town. From this point to Minneapolis the sun had gone down and we were riding in the dark. It's kind of calming at night, quiet and isolated, a nice break from the bustling daytime traffic. We arrived in Minneapolis a few minutes before midnight local time.