Why Ride A Bike Across the US / Bike Tour Planning

Bernie beside his Cannondale touring bicycle - East Liverpool, Ohio

I am embarking on a cross country bicycle trip of the United States (US). It's a bicycle trip that will take me wherever I choose to pedal at whatever pace I dictate. I will leave my home state of New Jersey on a sunny morning (hopefully) to discover the true "me." It will be an exercise in discipline and determination. What my parents and life haven't taught me yet I will likely learn now. I will make mistakes, but I will correct them. I will fall down, but I'll get back up. I will be silent on some days and blabber on others. I'm just going to be me.

The Cross Country Bicycle Ride Idea

The idea to undertake this bicycle touring trip happened innocently enough on... Continued > > >

Bicycle Touring & Camping Equipment Guide List

Cannondale T-2000 Aluminum frame touring bicycle

Although I have a nice Bianchi road bicycle, it is not suitable for touring of any kind so in March I went to buy a real touring bicycle. Continued > > >

Pre Bike Tour Planning and Lead-Up

Sunday May 4

New York Botanical GardensAs a farewell get together, my good friends Rob and Daile picked me up at 10am and drove me to their place in the Bronx to spend the day.

Bicycle Touring in New Jersey : Sunday May 18

Shot taken by my friend Eric of me and the loaded Cannondale T-2000 bike outside his home in Clifton, New Jersey..

The very first day of riding. States bicycled through today: New Jersey.