No plans to do this yet, but I’m going to Japan next month, and I plan a tour across that country. It’s obviously a lot smaller than the U.S., but also more mountainous. Good practice! 4 years ago
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This is a long-term goal for me. I’m not even sure I’ll do this all in one go. I think I’ll start by buying a new bike and completing Ride the Rockies first, but this is definitely something I’d like to complete within my lifetime :) 4 years ago
I adopted this goal when I was depressed one day. I am going to put it on the far back burner now. Maybe after I complete a ride to San Francisco, I can consider across the country. 5 years ago
Didn’t hardly break the bike out at all during the last 6 months. Too much time doing spin training in my exercise bootcamp probably didn’t help.
Cleaned up the bike this week, and got out on it twice. Somehow in the last several months I broke the wire to my cycling computer. Need to get that fixed.
Starting Monday, I’m back to riding daily if at all possible. Not feeling real ‘hard-core’ yet, so I may let bad weather deter me. I probably should sign up for some cycling event to force myself to rise to the occasion. The “Hotter than Hell 100” comes to mind… 5 years ago
I was lying in bed this morning, thinking up reasons to live, beyond not terribly upsetting members of my immediate family, and this idea came to mind.
I’d probably do the ride to San Francisco first. 5 years ago
I’m saving it for the future when I have more time to devote to actually accomplishing this goal. 6 years ago
I’ll need about 3 months to accomplish this at a minimum. Ideally, I would like 4-5 months but that will be extremely difficult to accomplish. I could ride across the U.S. along the southern route in 3 months, but my ideal would be to start in the south and then head diagonally north east until I reach Maine. 6 years ago
Did an 80 mile ride last saturday, probably another one this weekend. Hope to ride home for thanksgiving (>500 miles). 6 years ago
I would love to put a team together to do the RAC. It starts in California and ends in Atlantic City, NJ. I have been riding, running, doing triathlons and duathlons and this is another goal (or pipe dream) of mine. I need to find 3 other nuts to go with me. 6 years ago
Another long term goal, with no definite date in mind. I think something like BRAG or RAGBRAI would be a good warmup.
Goal: Discuss with family doing BAK/BRAG/RAGBRAI next year, sometime this week. 6 years ago
Rode the bike every day but one since I’ve bought it (and been in town). Nice hour long bike ride today, but I need to get the pace up. So far only averaging about 11 MPH, would like to see that number up around 14-15 for 2 hours. 7 years ago
Bought a new recumbent today – from Richardson Bike Mart here in Dallas. Tested a few, and really liked the feel of the EZ Speedster, a short-wheel base recumbent. I’m going to try to put in at least 1/2 an hour a day for the next couple of weeks to get back in the groove. I’m also going to try to get some 2-3 hour rides in on the weekends if I really expect to survive the MS 150.
Got in 30 minutes today, but it was broken up tweaking the bike configuration.
Zero miles to 150 in 4 weeks might be a little ambititious. Oh, well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. 7 years ago
Haven’t done much biking lately. I used to ride just stupid distances. So to bet back on track….
Signed up for the MS 150.
Multiple Sclerosis benefit tour, from Dallas to Ft. Worth, via N. Denton. It’s in just 4 weeks, so I better start putting some miles on the bike, and some calluses on the b*tt. 7 years ago
so i’m just curious how this trip would work.
how long would it take to complete?
what sorts of items should i pack?
where would i stay?
what would i eat?
anybody know? 7 years ago
the road is fuckin hard,
the road is fuckin rough,
the road is a BI-itch my friend,
but its the only road i know. 7 years ago
If I add up all my trips I have probably ridden 1/3 or 1/2 the way across the country. But of course I really want to do this in one trip, to start at the Pacific Ocean and ride to the Atlantic Ocean. Start in the spring and then just ride east until I hit water. 7 years ago
I participated in a cross-country charity ride in 1998. I got to really see how big Montana is (it took us 8 days to cross it); got to sleep in a teepee and eat buffalo at a powwow; got to take in the aroma of the onion fields at Walla Walla; got to watch cows meandering across the road in Wisconsin; got to stop at roadside lemonade stands… and, of course, got to stop at every single ice cream store between Seattle and Washington, DC!!! 7 years ago
What a ride! I’m happy to answer questions, offer advice, tell stories! 7 years ago
I have friends who rode from Washington to North Carolina on a tandem bike. I don’t know about that, but I do know that I wanted to acomplish this goal even before I started cycling. I don’t know if doing this with a group is the way to go or if I’d be better suited to choosing my own path and my own pace.
As for climbing the Rockies, I’m thinking of going wayyyy south to avoid them! 8 years ago