This is where I’m supposed to tell all about myself. But if you’re in this little blog site, you probably already know enough. What I’d like to do is tell how this trip came to be. It started with our friend Jerry in Baltimore — great guy, whom Dennis and I had the pleasure to meet along with his wife Amy a couple of years ago on Cycle Utah. Jerry said he was thinking about doing a cross-country bike ride, and was gathering ideas and soliciting for ride companions.
This caught my attention and imagination. I’ve wanted to do a trans am ever since (years ago) I had heard our friend Julie’s stories of her trip. Dennis said: Go! It will be a few more years before he thinks he can take off that much time in one go.
Things started moving faster, I read bios of the other riders, sent them my information, and they voted me into the group. Jerry continues to be our fearless leader, although we are a democratically run gaggle of people, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. We have each volunteered for specific tasks, at least for the beginning of the trip. My area of expertise, for instance, is the galley, or camp kitchen. I am making a list of what we will need for camp cooking, and who will carry what. Hoping that this will assure us of not ending up with 5 skillets and no olive oil!
Our goal is to become a self-supporting team, making this once-in-a-lifetime journey safe, fun, enlightening, and rewarding. Not to mention building up those legs of steel!
This trip, for me, is not exactly SELF-supported. It is 100% Dennis-supported. Without his support, I couldn’t do a 3-month ride. So, a huge thank you in advance.