I bike to see the country
We've biked along the rim of the Grand Canyon and beside Niagra Falls. We've biked in or near Acadia, Zion, Great Smoky Mt., Glacier, Yellowstone, and Mammoth Cave National Parks. We've biked along the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Columbia, the Arkansas, and the Poudre Rivers, to name a few, along the Coastal Trail in Anchorage, along Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Champlain, and across the Golden Gate Bridge. We've seen the states as you can only see them by bike, and we're approaching the goal I set 7 years ago, to bike 50 miles in each of the 50 states while I'm in my 50's.
In October, we'll head east to bike in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts. In May, a month before I turn 60, we'll bike our 50th state in the 50th state of Hawaii.
Many people have accomplished far greater goals than this one, but for me, it was a way to combine two things that I truly love: travel and biking. We've met some very memorable people and have eaten some tremendous food along the way.
"What's next?" my daughter asks. "60 meters in 60 countries in my 60's?" We'll see.blog comments powered by Disqus