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March 25, 2009


Pacific . . . June 9, 2008                                                                  Atlantic . . . July 29, 2008

From Sea to Shining Sea… A family rides the USA

Three generations¬†rode bicycles across the United States in the summer of 2008, from Oregon to Maryland. The following is the story of the cyclists Dan (father-70), Peter (son-42) and Ian (grandson-18), plus support wagon driver Jean (mother-70).¬†We were joined by many friends and relatives from time to time. The Pages contain¬†trip details - our daily blogs, route maps¬†and readers’¬†Comments.

Overview

Miles/day: 80-85 average

Speed: 16 mph/ave.

Time in saddle; 6-7 hours per day average.

Total miles; 3,324

Nights spent camping under the stars; 0

Nights spent in motels; (all the rest)

Great surprises;¬†bicycle friendly¬†consideration by professional truckers; the fun riding Illinois and Indiana; “stumbling” upon Ft.¬†Robinson NE.

Best ride; Greater Allegheny Rail Trail

Worst ride; Pennsylvania’s roads¬†(particularly Bike Route “S”)

Sweet climbs and descents; Teton Pass, Cascades, Continental Divide

Biggest disappointment; Iowa roads (forget RAGBRAI)

The Main Participants

Dan

Dan

Peter

Peter

Ian

Ian

Jean

Jean

                          Friends and Family Joining the Ride

Brain, OregonPeter A., WyomingMargaret, WyomingAlex, IllinoisEric, Indiana & Ohio

Zach, Indiana & Ohio




   

Brian, OR              Peter A., WY        Margaret, WY        Alex, IL             Eric, IN & OH      Zach, IN & OH 

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