I am currently in the St Louis, Missouri area visiting with friends and family after having ridden 1775 miles. This is the first in a series of posts intended to document the daily experience of touring. April 21, Bar Harbor, ME to Moose Point State Park, ME With it being the first day of the…Read more

Walden on Two Wheels

I am at the end of the fourth week of this trip across the United States. So far, I’ve ridden 1367 miles to reach the vicinity of Wabash, Indiana. Along the way, I have thought about how a taking a long bike tour, especially alone like this, is like Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, only on…Read more

The Lottery

I am now at mile marker 994 in my bike trip across North America, in the vicinity of Erie, PA. In the last post, I bemoaned the circumstance in which we find ourselves at the bottom of a metaphorical hill 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for a revolution in values, in which…Read more

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

At the end of the second week of my bicycle journey across the United States, I am in the vicinity of Pulaski, New York, having pedaled 627 miles. The journey as a metaphor for life is well-worn and so I don’t want to unravel its already tattered threads. But, I hope you will indulge me…Read more