Runnin’ on through the Rockies

Much of the joy of the TransAm has been how new everything is. A year ago, I was mostly concerned about reliving all the best parts of my 2014 tour, which was a mistake. This time, I haven't even been in many of these states, much less stayed the night. The childlike wonder I felt in 2014 …

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Missouri & Kansas: Rhymes with misery & A lot of nothing

I'm a bit pinched for time, so here's a photo diary from Missouri and Kansas: A cyclists' hostel in Farmington, MO complete with air conditioning, laundry, and beds. Basically a five star hotel.

My continued adoration of the Bike the US for MS alumni family

There's quite a bit of hooplah about Virginia on the TransAm. I didn't really want to believe my native land was considered hellish, unforgiving, and among the most challenging states on the route. But compared to Virginia, Kentucky was much smoother, literally and figuratively. Adam said Kentucky's slogan might as well be, "Kentucky: Pretty much what you thought …

And so it ends

The final ride of the Northern Tier is a 33-mile trot from Snohomish, in through the north end of the city. We wake up at the Snohomish Youth Soccer Fields, tear down our tents one last time, zip up our kits, and get ready for the day of days. Our celebrations are uniquely calculated: the cyclists ride rogether down …