Sunday, April 4, 2010

Now it's official...

With excitement, fear, wonder, apprehension, and a myriad of other emotions, today my trans-America bike trip became a reality when I purchased my train/bus tickets from Portland, OR to Williamsburg, VA. The itinerary is as follows:

May 4, 12:15 pm... Portland to Seattle (Amtrak train)
May 4, 4:40 pm...   Seattle to Chicago (Amtrak train)
May 6, 6:40 pm...   Chicago to Washington D.C. (Amtrak)

May 7, 9:15 pm...   Washington D.C. to Williamsburg, VA (Greyhound bus)
May 8, 12:55 am... arrive in Williamsburg, VA

Plan: Get a hotel, first thing. Sleep for whatever hours needed. Then assemble the bike, ride the 15 miles to Yorktown, VA, dunk my back wheel in the Atlantic, start pedaling west, and hope for the best.........

Love to all,


Anonymous said...

Hello Dennis,
I may have missed this, but are you doing this on your own or do you have someone else with you?
Aunt Sharon and I will watch the blog, we wish you an adventurous and safe trip.

Uncle John

Dennis Howe said...

Hi Uncle John,

I'm going solo, but this is a well-traveled bicycle route called the TransAmerica, and I have a series of maps from the Adventure Cycling Association in Missoula, MT. I am sure to run into many, many other cyclists, both solo and groups, that are on the same journey but on a different timeline.

Hope you enjoy the blog. I'll try to be safe...