A coast to coast tour by bicycle ...
... or why I should be riding more.
Last fall Ron and I were invited to join a group of cyclists on a cross country tour. We've spent the winter plotting and planning, trying to see if this was something we could do, and if we wanted to give it a try.
Our friend and avid trans-am cycle-tourist, Roger has planned out a tour that travels diagonally across the U.S. starting in St. Augustine, Florida and finishing in Anacortes, WA. The route is about 3883 miles and will take 3 months to complete. I'm planning to ride the whole ride. Ron has only a few weeks vacation and will join us for the last part of the ride.
I've done supported week long tours, and have considered longer tours, but a trans-am tour has never really been on my list of things to do. It just seemed too ambitious, and there is all that mid-west to cross.
|Roger and May|
|My bike pretending to be a touring bike. |
Our gear will be transported by car for most of the trip, but space is limited,
so only taking what could be packed on the bike.
Just for kicks, I had to take him for a spin.
|Stolen from the intewebs and edited without permission|