And so it begins… a quest to cycle across America. Every Fantastic Inch. From Oregon to New Hampshire.
2018 will feature a 950 mile run from Astoria, Oregon to Pocatello, Idaho. Two weeks of riding, averaging about 80 miles a day. More segments to be tackled in future years.
Today was a warm-up ride of sorts, a 26 mile out-and-back from the Columbia river town of Astoria to the Pacific beach sands of Fort Stevens State Park. Beautiful weather, and a beautiful ride.
I’m with a touring group called America By Bicycle, along with about 40 other riders from across the country and around the world – Tampa, San Diego, Boston, Phoenix, Chicago. Australia, Holland, Italy, Canada. I’ve met several already, and look forward to meeting more as we bond as a traveling family.
A great start on ‘Day 0’. Tomorrow features an 81 mile ride through the lush Oregon coastal forests to the town of St. Helens. Talk to you then.