Total distance 30.8 miles, elevation gain 843 feet. Weather cloudy, windy and 50’s to start, 60’s and sunny by afternoon. Good first day to test out our bikes and camping gear. Mostly of the route was on the Colonial Parkway. The parkway from Williamsburg to Jamestown was closed to cars for the weekend so thatContinue reading “Day 1 Yorktown, VA to Chickahominy Riverfront Park”
Starting the ride with traditional tire dipping in the water. Official starting point for the ride The Yorktown Victory Monument. We will try to post something almost every day but may have limited cell and internet service so if you don’t see something for a few days don’t worry we are still out here pedaling.
We have made our way to Yorktown, Virginia. Will start riding our bikes west tomorrow. Supposed to rain all night but be partly sunny and in the 70’s tomorrow. We stopped in Washington DC and had a nice visit with Pat’s friend Yvonne and family. We have returned our rental car so our only wayContinue reading “Preparing for Departure”
Target date to leave from Yorktown, Virginia is 4/25/21 We will be SLOWLY heading West to Astoria, Oregon….. ETA unknown hopefully before the snow flies. Approximately 4200 Miles We have been vaccinated and have MASKS. The entertainment this last month has been packing and unpacking trying to lighten the load. Link to more information onContinue reading “TransAmerica Trail”
We loaded our equipment on to the bikes and took them for a spin at Morton Arboretum. Have been sorting through our gear trying to take only the essentials. Current weight: Pat’s bike 36 pounds plus 30 gear, Mark 39 pounds for bike plus 47 pounds of gear. If the bike ride does not workContinue reading “Touring Bike Test Ride”
We left Warrenville in the morning of December 1. We took Interstate 55, to I44 to I40. This roughly follows the path of historic Route 66. Our first overnight was in Tulsa Oklahoma. Second night in Albuquerque. Big snowstorm just to the north and west in Oklahoma and New Mexico. We just had high windsContinue reading “Illinois to Arizona December 2020”
Hot very hot. Good bike riding. Found the back way from Scottsdale to Fountain Hills. Sunset in the back yard in Scottsdale. Elvis on standing guard at resale shop. Pat hiking on Sunrise Peak. Mark on Sunrise Peak
Bike ready to go. Covid postponed our ride on the TransAmerica bike route.