What a terrific story! Your ride just has to make all of us couch potatoes green with envy.
I used to ride religiously and your email got me back in the saddle!
The excellent descriptions are making my mouth water for a ride of my own.
How to Bicycle Across America is a solo tour of the southern United States, over 2,800 miles (4,541 kilometers) from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, taking 32 riding days to complete. The journey was broken into five stages over five years. Flying in and out of each start and finish point, then cycling five to seven days to complete a section that would range from 450 to 700 miles. The book is a “how-to-guide” that covers all the details – equipment, training, maps and elevation charts.
If you have ever had the urge to do a long distance bicycle tour or just learn more about the southern United States, then come and take your time traveling the back roads through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Discover the uniqueness of each state, “tasting” the various local flavors while gaining a true appreciation for the country and people.
Read how the ride became a focus on people, pain, and persistence. Experience the various challenges and the rewards along the way. Enjoy the funny stories and lighthearted entertainment from an Aussie’s perspective. Be inspired to maybe start your own adventure.
San Diego, California to Saint Augustine, Florida – distance 2,820 miles/4,541 kilometers
- San Diego to Phoenix – May 5-10, 2011 – 437 miles/703 kilometers – 6 days
- Phoenix to El Paso – May 30-June 4, 2012 – 430 miles/692 kilometers – 5 days
- El Paso to San Antonio – May 2-8, 2013 – 619 miles/966 kilometers – 7 days
- San Antonio to New Orleans – September 20-26, 2014 – 653 miles/1,051 kilometers – 7 days
- New Orleans to St Augustine – November 1-7, 2015 – 681 miles/1,096 kilometers – 7 days