So anyway, every other Friday I have a day off from work - perfect for a long bicycle ride. After an hour or so of pedaling alone along the rural roads, the endorphins and solace tranport me to my next great adventure. And so I got to seriously thinking about that today as I pedaled through the beautiful Susquehanna State Park here in Harford County, Maryland. While most folks were working, I was taking in the unseasonably warm February weather thinking where next. Maybe Bel Air, Maryland to Dearborne, Michigan. A friend of mine has been wanting to do just that because he has family there. It would be a ten day trip west through south PA, then north up to Erie; then along Lake Erie and ...well, then again, maybe I would go most of the way, and meet my family in Sandusky! Sandusky is supposed to have the ultimate in roller coaster rides. The park juts out into the midst of Lake Erie - it looks pretty cool on the maps. My friend would have only another day or two to ride into Dearborn solo.
Or I am also considering taking the family to Washington DC and riding the Mount Vernon Trail again. I took this paved trail in during the second to last day in my Florida to Maryland solo ride (check out my book: 'Once Upon a Bike' on Amazon.com). My daughter is 8 and she could see the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and, Washington Monument all by bike. That would be very cool.
In a few years, when I can create some time in my life, I will do a transamerica ride. Let me know if you want to go. I am looking at summer 2012. From what I have read, this little undertaking will take 45 to 60 days depending on route selection and average daily mileage.
Well, when it started to rain and the wind really picked up, I was tranported back to the more immediate concerns of leaning into the wind and keeping my glasses clear.
Its been a wonderful first blog. Enjoyed it. I would love to hear from fellow touring and roadie enthusiasts.