Welcome to my stories of my cycling trips in the United States
This is my online journal of my cycling trips. Most of the content describes
my cross-country cycling trip in 2003, but it also has some of my more recent trips, including a trip to New Hampshire in
My 2003 cycling trip started in Vancouver, Washington (Portland, Oregon)
on August 2, 2003 with my former girlfriend, Chelsea Wessel. She and I rode to Bozeman, Montana together though the
month of August, at which point Chelsea returned to Oakland and her job as a teacher. After Bozeman, I attempted
to ride to the East Coast by myself. I was hoping to end the trip in November, 2003 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
But the combination of the cold, loneliness, irritating drivers, and steep climbs in the Appalachians forced me to stop my
trip in Blountville, Tennessee. In Tennessee, I rented a Cadillac DeVille (it's the cheapest one-way rental I could
find!) and drove to Richmond, Virginia. I thought that on my drive to
Richmond, I might change my mind about ending the trip and continue to Wilmington. I didn't change my mind and a few
days later, I caught Amtrack home via Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
Note that there are a lot of images on these webpages. So they may
take a while to load. Also some of the images start as thumbnails. Hit the reload button on your browser a couple
of times and this should load the full size images.
The following set of numbers
are the weeks in which I posted information to the website. For example selecting "2003.07.01" selects the first items
that were posted to the website.