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Fifty at Fifty

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So I'm biking in San Francisco this afternoon and pass this guy at an intersection. He asks me for directions, and I stop and end up chatting with him for a few minutes...

 

05-02-12 FiftyAtFiftyBike01.jpg

 

His dog Max quickly seized the opportunity to flop out and get a bit of rest in. (As you can see he's got the wheeled transporter - Max doesn't hoof it all the time.)

 

For more on him and his story go here...

 

  http://www.bike50at50.com

 

He did tell me he was planning to head up the coast to Washington. I told him once long ago I biked from San Francisco to Denver along a long, meandering route that first went up the coast to the middle of Oregon. By far the most difficult stretch on a bike I've ever been through - stiff headwind almost the entire way - cold, and slow! And the salt in the wound was watching the multitude of smiling, scantily clad bikers heading south, just flying along on that stiff tailwind! ... What was I thinking? ( Or was I? Ah, youth!  ;-)

 

Oh well, you gotta be a little crazy to ride cross country, period! Much more so to criss-cross several times, hitting all the states! Yow!!

 

David, safe travels, and may the wind be at your back!   icon14.gif


Edited by jc-ski - 5/2/12 at 6:15pm
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Wow, that's an adventure. 

 

I can only imagine.  

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Sounds like quite the adventure.  I wish him well!

 

 

I hope Max can make it?  I ride everyday with my Vizsla's, which are very much like Wiems.  Running on pavement everyday and heat,  would be my biggest concerns?

Good luck Max!

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Man, towing that load I'm already in my small chainring...and that's without the headwind or hills.

Whew!

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Commendable endeavor!  I wish him success.

 

A young couple from CT completed all fifty states last year.  When they had completed half the journey, they gave a talk at our ski club in CT.  On May 17th they are going to come back to tell us how the second half of the journey went.  Amazingly the longest ride they had done before setting out was 17  miles.

 

Check out their adventure at http://www.giveabike.com/  Adam is a professional photographer and took some amazing shots on the route.


Edited by patmoore - 5/3/12 at 11:43am
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Check out their adventure at http://www.giveabike.com/  Adam is a professional photographer and took some amazing shots on the route.

 

Another great story! Loved the videos bottom of this page...

 

http://www.giveabike.com/Images-and-Video.html

 

Thx for sharing.

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Another great story! Loved the videos bottom of this page...

 

http://www.giveabike.com/Images-and-Video.html

 

Thx for sharing.

I love their dances.  They did one at each state line.  Really looking forward to their presentation on the 16th.  If any of you folks are near New Britain, CT that day, Mt. Laurel Skiers meet at the Whinstone Tavern at Stanley Golf Course at 7:30,  

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