The Grand Plan

Just over three weeks to go! For those of you who have asked, here is a photo of the route we will be following. We start in Florence Oregon on about the 17th of May  and, if all goes well, finish close to Virginia Beach, Virginia — 12 weeks later.  The route goes through 10 states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Virginia — a total of 4, 233 miles (6,723 km). I will try to average 100 km a day, six days a week and take one day off each — hopefully to relax with a couple of cold beers by a nice lake.

If anyone is interested in more details on the route, you can check it out at This is a fantastic not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to get people out exploring their world by bicycle. The TransAmerica route celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, so I expect there will be lots of people riding — some east to west; some going my way.

I would welcome company on any portion of the route. If you think you might want to ride a section with me (or maybe join me for a brew), let me know and we’ll see if we can link up!

Til next time, keep the wind at your back!


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