Back On The Road Again
Destination: San Diego. There on March 1, we will begin our Unicycle Across The Country Tour. That’s right, I said “unicycle”. The Unicyclist is Dave, who has been riding since he was 10 and never stopped. My official title is “Support Person”, aka driver, shopper, cook, finder, (hopefully not loser), etc. I’ll ride my bike on my time off. This trip evolved from a conversation we had several years ago on the road home from Idaho. His desire was to unicycle across the country. My interest was to tour the USA on back roads in the slow lane. Now that we are both retired, our ideas have merged into reality.
The ride has a purpose. To raise awareness and funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research. Dave lost his dad to ALS in 1991. Anyone interested can contribute by clicking on the link on the right.
How We’ll Travel
Dave built and outfitted a camper on his Dodge Ram 2500. I wanted to paint it to look like a gypsy wagon, but we compromised on dark blue with a white interior. I did make red window shades for an accent color. And you never know what might inspire the creative side of me on the road. We will be following the southern tier route of the Adventure Cycling Association. It goes from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL, about 3000 miles & mostly keeps cyclists off the interstate.
After a send-off from my neighbors, we made two goodbye stops before really hitting the road for the southwest. We’ll drive through Memphis & out to Newhall, CA to see a friend. The idea is to drive short days and cycle along the way to warm up.
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