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This photo journal contains 600 photographs and journal entries documenting my 5 month / 6000 mile bicycle tour of the western United States. States include Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia, Vancouver Island - (Canadian provinces), Washington, Oregon and California. LET'S GO!
While bicycling from New Orleans to Illinois I snapped 300 photographs documenting this 6 week / 1600 mile bicycle tour. This bike trip proceeds to Natchez, Mississippi then follows the historic Natchez Trace Parkway 500 miles to it's northern terminus in central Tennessee. From there the photos capture Land Between the Lakes recreation area in Kentucky, then Cave In The Rock State Park on the Ohio River in Illinois. The return trip follows a different route back through Tennessee to rejoin the Natchez Trace Parkway and continues south to Jackson, Mississippi where the trip ends. LET'S GO!
This tour picks up at the northern terminus of my Natchez Trace Parkway
bike tour (above). Starting at Grand Rivers, Kentucky and ending in
Omaha, Nebraska this ride covers roughly 900 mile of cycling. 25 days
out with four days off and a train ride back to New Orleans via Chicago,
New Orleans to Maine Part I of II is COMPLETE! Book Length with over 150 original illustrations so far. Second half to follow this December.
The longest I have ever run away from home I rode my bicycle to Bar Harbor, Maine then back home by a different route. I spent seven months on the road, roughly five months of cycling and two months of hanging out with many friends old and new along the way. Easily the most social journey I have ever enjoyed on my bicycle. The USA is very densely populated east of the Mississippi River which gave me the opportunity to meet more nice people than some of my more remote trips to the west. People in the east are just as lonely as those out west and often, especially in poor rural areas, starved for outside influence. Having never been the guy who craves companionship I was fairly seduced by the Easterners who took the time to chat and often put food in my stomach and a roof over my head.
Not ironically, my journey often paralleled the Appalachian Trail - from Georgia to Maine - where there is a name for such kindness to thru-hikers. They call it "trail magic". I can't think of better terminology. I was treated with kindness every pedal stroke of the trip. LET'S GO!
Enjoy 60 photographs of my sister's first long bike tour. This trip was aimed at following the Mississippi River north to Lake Itasca, Minnesota and the headwaters of "Old Man River". The trip was cut way short by serious flooding of the Mississippi River Valley and the Midwest. We still had fun. Check it out!
OVERNIGHT WEEKEND RIDES FROM NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans to Hidden Oaks Campground
New Orleans Weekend Bicycle Tours
- The Early Years -
On the road nearly six years and over 100,000 miles, this couple is still living the touring life. I am jealous beyond words.
ON MY BOOKSHELF
Miles From Nowhere
If you ever dream of cycling around the world, this book should cure you.
Study of this book has allowed me to continue cycling 150 mile dayrides at 50+ years of age.
When friends tell me I should write a "How To" book about bicycle touring, I just send them one of these.
Into Thick Air
Cycling to the bellybutton of six continents. Made me tired just reading it.