"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best."
This web site was set up to journal what began as a childhood dream; to bicycle across America. College, careers, and kids came first, but we finally had an opportunity to realize this goal. Our careers are established with what we hope is some degree of professionalism (Mike as a respiratory therapist, and Marilyn, a nurse practitioner), our kids are grown, (our grandkids are growing), ...and so on May 19, 2001, we left our home in eastern Washington state to spend the summer bicycling the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.
Bicycle touring is not always the easiest way to travel, but for us, it is the most rewarding. When we travel by bicycle, we invariably find adventure, gain new insight, make new friends, and eat as much as we want. This journal is dedicated to our favorite mode of travel and the accomplishment of our goal.
You can’t take much stuff on a bike tour. Everything we needed had to fit on our two bikes (a Cannondale T2000and a Bruce Gordon BLT). Besides the usual bare-
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And finally...(Author's Note June 2015)
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