Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Trans-Western Cycling Expedition
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Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the route for my tour to California, my Trans-Western Cycling Expedition.
Stats: -7 states
-65 days total based on an average 50 miles a day, not including side trips or short cuts in the route.
-3,224 miles not including side trips to places such as the Palo Duro Canyon, Mesa Verde, Arches Natl. Park, Lake Tahoe, the Redwoods and wherever else I decide I want to go for a day.
-3,370,150 pedal revolutions
My goal is to camp as much as possible during the ride. Another goal for the trip is to stop and chat with whomever is around when I reach a town or destination along the way. You see, I want this to be a chance for me to connect with people; I want to engage them in conversation and pick up bits of wisdom or various stories so that I may pass them along to the rest of the world.
But why? Well, I see this as an opportunity for me to do something big, something from which I can learn and take with me for the rest of my life. It’s not just for me, though, I want to share this experience. I want to make it so people can relish in my triumphs, feel my pain and see the views that I do, as I do. All without the endless pedaling. Also I see this as a way for me to push my personal boundaries in areas other than cycling.
By this point I have been planning this trip for the past six months and it has already given me so much. I have learned how to talk to people and businesses professionally, how to make and format flyers and images and how to write professional proposals. And I’m not done yet! There is more to come still, more plans are being made and my goals are still as high as when I started if not higher for now I see how far I can truly go.
What can you do? I want to find people along my route so that I might have individuals to meet as I ride into town. Also, I am funding this myself but if you would care to support me in this endeavor you can do so by clicking on the donate button on the right hand side of your screen. Thank you all for your time! See you on the road!
Also go HERE to see a more detailed route just for California care of Adventure Cycling Association.