Category 9. Fun Stuff

To See America

Day Zero – 4/10/16

This is the first in a series of daily posts that I intend to write over the next six or seven weeks about the attempt I am about to make at riding my bicycle from Los Angeles, CA to Old Lyme, CT.

I sent three bikes – my two beautiful new steel Mariposas, pictured below at home just after their arrival a month ago, and my much older carbon fiber Parlee – on ahead to Los Angeles with Dan, who will be driving the sag wagon for the first month of the journey; he is the son of a former colleague/old friend of mine. I am planning to mostly use the Mariposas, saving the lighter but less comfortable Parlee for big climbs. I figure I’ll use the second Mariposa for spare parts if I run into equipment trouble.


The Beloved Spouse and I spent the last few days visiting friends in s...

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The Big Walk

The posts below describe The Big Walk – from Grand Central Terminal to Old Lyme, CT – in sequential order.

These posts differ slightly from the ones I wrote each day after walking for six or seven hours. I have cleaned up the typos, added a few interesting details, and cut a bit here and there to make the original posts fit more smoothly into one continuous narrative.

Day One (7/26/14)


Walid, yours truly and Vinny

Vinny, Walid and I had a great day today. We walked from Grand Central Terminal to my home in southern Westchester County – roughly 18 miles by the circuitous route that we followed through midtown, Harlem, the neighborhoods of northwestern Manhattan and the central and northeastern sections of the Bronx.

Everything worked...

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