TransAm Bike Tour Recap: Kentucky

Leading up to the launch of my memoir Hangry: A Startup Journey, each month I’m releasing a state-by-state recap. For the original post, click on any Day number heading. Day 13: Cumberland Gap National Park to Corbin As I rolled into the campground last night, I saw a warning sign for the Cumberland Gap Tunnel.Continue reading “TransAm Bike Tour Recap: Kentucky”

Journey: Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean.

When I started this great ride across the country, I knew that it would be more than physical. It was to be an emotional and spiritual journey as well. Most visibly, I’ve changed physically. I’ve dropped from a high of 214 pounds in January to 188 pounds in July. At the same time, my legsContinue reading “Journey: Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean.”

Day 75: Pacific: Swisshome, OR to the Frickin Pacific Ocean

26 miles (42 km) – Total final milage: 4,157 miles (6,626 km) Over the last 75 days as I’ve inexorably rolled towards the Pacific Ocean I’ve daydreamed of what the moment would be like. As I crossed the Mississippi, I experienced a small bit of the exuberant joy I expected to see at the end. AsContinue reading “Day 75: Pacific: Swisshome, OR to the Frickin Pacific Ocean”

Day 74: Signs of the end.: Eugene, OR to Swisshome, OR

60 miles (97 km) – Total so far: 4,091 miles (6,584 km) Eugene is a well-intentioned town of biking lifestyle lovers… with a little bit further to go on implementation. The many bike paths are well maintained and superbly marked. Unfortunately, they end abruptly with no warning. Having a bike path down a busy highway thatContinue reading “Day 74: Signs of the end.: Eugene, OR to Swisshome, OR”

Day 73: The Atomic Pie Bomb: Sisters, OR to Eugene, OR

92 miles (148 km) – Total so far: 4,031 miles (6,487 km) The pre-penultimate day of my grand adventure across these United States was wonderfully joyful and fulfilling. A cobalt blue sky framed the vibrant green of Williamette National Forest. In the distance to the South, the Three Sisters Mountains proudly displayed their snowy rainment. ToContinue reading “Day 73: The Atomic Pie Bomb: Sisters, OR to Eugene, OR”

Day 72: Riding Incidental: Ochoco Lake, OR to Sisters, OR

47 miles (76 km) – Total so far: 3,939 miles (6,339 km) Today wasn’t so much a ride as it was a series of cafes, pubs, restaurants, and the like rudely interrupted by pedalling on a bike. After yesterday’s blazing time in the saddle Paul, Terry, and myself were all ready for a nice restfulContinue reading “Day 72: Riding Incidental: Ochoco Lake, OR to Sisters, OR”

Day 71: Wildfire!: Dayville, OR to Ochoco Lake, OR

73 miles (117 km) – Total so far: 3,892 miles (6,264 km) This trail isn’t done with me yet. Today’s ride was to be seriously challenging. Two 2,000+ ft passes through the Ochoco mountains. Temperatures over 100 degrees for the eighth day running. No shade, and little opportunity to replenish water. Fortunately, the Presbytrian churchContinue reading “Day 71: Wildfire!: Dayville, OR to Ochoco Lake, OR”