Bicycling 4,174 Miles Across the United States

June 25th – Sandpoint, ID

First rest day of the tour.  This morning I met a father and daughter from Cincinnati who are riding coast to coast over three months.

My statistics for 7 days of biking:

  • Total Miles Ridden – 477
  • Total Feet Ascended – 25,807
  • Longest Miles Ridden/Day – 92.4
  • Largest Feet Climbed/Day – 6,578
  • Days Without Rain – 1


  • Riding every mile regardless of the climb or the weather
  • Beautiful scenery every day
  • Great biking companions in our Classic Adventures group
  • Huckleberry ice cream at Trinities in Sandpoint, ID
  • Having lots of rain gear
  • The thrill of 20+ mile downhills
  • Meeting so many passionate and adventure cyclists on the road making the journey coast-to-coast
  • Not being tired at the end of any day
  • Having a beer and ice cream at the end of each day without guilt
  • Having my wife, Nancy, so supportive and excited to hear about every day’s experience

Low Points:

  • Rain
  • Rain
  • Rain
  • Missing friends and family
  • Most importantly, missing my wife Nancy

One response

  1. Jeannette Lindvig

    This blog entry made me cry – but I am traveling with you on your adventure, loving all the amazing photos and humorous commentary.

    June 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

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