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The Ride Across America

This has been a “bucket list” item of mine for over 10 years.Not 10 years in the planning, I just put it on the list about 10 years ago.Well, this ride, like many bucket list items has a “window of opportunity,” a window which I believe may close sometime after my 60th birthday.
So, enter Bob McCullough and Joe Geivett, two of my best friends and two guys who also have much longer bucket lists than mine.They added the RAA to their lists about a year and a half ago.
There are seven fairly well-known routes to ride a bicycle across America.We are taking the southernmost route (see map below) San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida.We selected this route mainly because of the time of the year we are riding and the weather window that the southern route presents in late August through September.Our planned dates to ride are September 4th – October 4th.We will ride an average of about 100 – 110 miles a day.Depending on which map you look at and the course we ultimately select each…