Previous Tours

The road is calling, and I must ride

(With apologies to John Muir…)

While I enjoy local solo and club rides, it’s the long rides that speak to me.

Riding out where there are few people, and (hopefully) fewer cars is what I most love about cycling. I have been truly blessed by having the opportunity to be retired at an early age, when I still have the health to go explore. My first long ride was in the year 2000. I rode down the pacific coast from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco, California. I had always had the dream of riding across the country – or at least after reading about “Bikecentennial” back in 1976. But life and family meant that such a dream had to wait. My Portland to SF ride had to meet that dream for the time.

But the dream wouldn’t end. I had to do more. So when I retired in 2014 the fun began. Since I was no longer married, and my children were grown, long rides were a possibility. So off I went.

If you wonder why I do this, read “Why I Tour” to see why I like to go on long bike tours.

With the exception of the journal for my first tour ("Portland to SF"), which is located on this site, all of the links below redirect to Crazy Guy on a Bike (a fitting name if there ever was one!).

Journey Title Miles Status
Peaks, Parks, Prairies, and Rivers   4035 Completed Sep 2020
Canada to Mexico in 2019   2104 Completed Aug 2019
Middling Coast to Coast   1819 Completed Aug 2018
46 Degrees   4449 Completed Aug 2017
Unfinished Business     285 Completed Aug 2016
Trans Am Reboot   4108 Completed Jul 2016
Pacific Coast 2015     499 Completed Sep 2015
The Lemonade Tour – Part II     110 Completed Aug 2015
From Father’s to Son’s     520 Completed Oct 2014
The Lemonade Tour – Part I   1965 Completed Jul 2014
Portland to SF     930 Completed Sep 2000
Total Touring miles 20824 With more to come…