Cycling across America from Williamsburg, Va to Florence, OR.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This week I added Planet Bike fenders to my Surly. Fenders are optional, but after riding in the yuk last week I decided to add them. I did not get out for a ride this weekend and am feeling guilty. Saturday was a perfectly good day for a ride with temps around 50, but grand daughter was in town for a dance performance, and I used the afternoon to take down the Christmas lights still on the house. Oh yes, basketball - KU wins again! Sunday was cold and windy. I must get on a regular training schedule soon!
I have long had a dream of cycling across America, but I could never talk my boss into a three month vacation. April 2nd I will retire and May 4th I will begin a TransAm ride with Adventure Cycling Association. The ride begins in Williamsburg, VA travels through 10 states and 4305 miles later ends in Florence, OR. This blog is about this dream. Another passion of mine is photography. I will be traveling with my Canon 50D DSLR and an Olympus Stylus 790 SW camera. Between now and May 4th I will post information and pictures of my preparation for the ride itself. Then on the ride I will post pictures of people, places and landscapes from the road. This will be a pictorial documentery of my dream. I hope you will check back often and enjoy the dream with me.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowline, sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore, Dream, Discover."