(With apologies to John Muir…)
While I enjoy Saturday rides with the Phoenix Metro Bike Club, 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.
The links below connect to Crazy Guy on a Bike (a fitting name if there ever was one!).
|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 (no journal)||    930||Completed Sep 2000|
|Total Touring miles||16789||With more to come…|