Total Miles: 4500
Rider: cynthia hammer; 68 years old, retired social worker, Non-Member.
Summary: A 4500 mile cross country ride on a tandem, with 19 other cyclists from the Bicycle Adventure Club.; Self-Planned
How did ACA Help? We followed some routes created by Adventure Cycling
Health Issues: Allergies to grasses.
Motivation: Someone else did all the planning so it was easy. At our age we decided it was now or never.
Most Challenging Aspect:We haven't started yet but training has been a challenge as we have been having lots of rain.
Favorite Experience: We plan to make this a trip about the journey, not the destination--i.e. that means many more stops to smell the roses than is typical for us.
Least Favorite: I expect it will be having to ride in bad weather conditions.
Tips: Read my blog--I hope it gives you a good flavor of what it is like to ride across the country when you are a fairly fit 68 yr old
Online Journal: Click Here
Date Entered: May, 2011
Photo by Dennis Coello