1 bicycle 9 states 2,500+ miles (averaging 100+ the last six days) 46 days (minus 3.5 rest days) 5 flats 2 new tires 2 falls 100+ chasing dogs (most in Kentucky) $10,000 raised for the Saint Luke Foundation for Haiti (ALMOST THERE!) The journey from Columbus, Ohio to San Francisco ended just before sunset on Friday, … Continue reading Day 46 (110+ mi.) Crashing In To The Final Desination: SAN FRANCISCO!
My 2nd to last day began under the stars at 3:30am. The temperature at 8,500 ft. was a bit too cold for comfort so I started prepping Hope, packed hammock from between two trees just off the road, and waited for enough sunlight to get moving. I pushed off at 5:50am. The first hour … Continue reading Day 45 (125 mi.) The Final Decent
Backtracking a bit, 250 miles prior to Carson City in Eureka, Nick noticed my tire was shredded and about to blow. We replaced it with the tire with the bead in it and hoped for the best. It was 250 miles to the next bike shop and I was hoping to get close but thinking … Continue reading Day 44 (104 mi.) California!
So after I split off from the guys on Monday night I thought they may catch up but it looks like I will be doing the rest of the ride solo. They were great traveling buddies and I could not have gotten this far without Nick's help, but I'm ready to get to the finish. … Continue reading Day 43 (112 mi.) The Loneliest Road Gets Lonelier
The morning began with a 40+ ride to the town that made shouting EUREKA famous. The heat and wind were strong so we took an extended break in town. Although it was getting late and another 68 miles to the next town I decided to not stay at the primitive camp site with … Continue reading Day 42 (110 mi.) Eureka! And An Evening Arrival To Austin
Sunday began the long journey across Nevada on Route 50, known as the loneliest road in America. And for good reaso Only a few cars go by every hour and there is lots of space in between towns! During the 101 mile ride from Baker there was only one place to stop excluding … Continue reading Day 41 (101 mi.) The Loneliest Road In America, Route 50
83 miles without food, water, or shade. Three climbs. Headwind. 70 cars passed all day.Until tomorrow . . .
A late start to the day due to a morning shower but the rubber hit the road at 2pm. The first 25 miles was mostly through Bureau of Land Management terroritory apparently uphill but rode like a flat. About 30 miles in we hit the summit and then had a downhill all the way to … Continue reading Day 39 (57 mi.) Easy Ride To Milford, Utah
The day started with a climb to almost 11,000 feet from Panguitch. Half way up there was a great view ofLake Panguitch. We also took a break for lunch and there wee dozens of hummingbirds. I have never seen that many in one place before. The arrival at the top was less than exciting. … Continue reading Day 38 (56 mi.) 5,000 Feet Climbing & Cedar City
We pushed off from Escalante Wednesday morning around 9am and began the first of two long accents. There was also a headwind but I am getting much more used to climbs and wind so the morning was not too rough for me. After a couple of hours I reached the summit overlooking the last surveyed … Continue reading Day 37 (71 mi.) Bryce Canyon & A Panguitch Meal