Cross Country Mules


My cross country adventures on 2 wheels from New York City to San Francisco

Introduction

Mules... How did I come up with this title of Cross Country Mules? Cross country is a given since I'm biking from New York City to San Francisco. What do you associate with the word "mule"? A donkey-like animal that carries loads of stuff on its back? That's essentially who I am - a 2-wheeled being lugging the bare necessities to get me from coast to coast.

 

 

History

How I Decided To Bike Cross Country

New York Times Article

Riding partner(s)

And Then There Was One

Planning

Choosing A Route

Buying The Gear

Fine Tuning Everything

Trial Run

Training

C2 SIG

Hill Repeats

Long/Weekend Rides

New York

T Minus 30 - First Leg Of The Ride - Cold Spring - 7/8/2006

55 Miles - The Round About Way - Mount Hope - 7/9/2006

First Day On Our Own - Lots of Climbing - Narrowsburg - 7/10/2006

Really Tired of My Front Derailleur - Hancock - 7/11/2006

Talk About Hospitality - Windsor - 7/12/2006

Homeless in Owego - Owego - 7/13/2006

Where the Heart Is - Corning - 7/14/2006

Corning Museum of Glass - Bath - 7/15/2006

Paradise Lost - Wellsville - 7/16/2006

Free and a Hot Shower - Salamanca, NY (Bradford, PA) - 7/17/2006

Can't Camp Without a Campfire - Bemus Point - 7/18/2006

Pennsylvania

Huge Milestone - Erie - 7/19/2006

Ohio

I Blinked and I'm out of Pennsylvania - Geneva on the Lake - 7/20/2006

Ohio Roads Suck - Shaker Heights - 7/21/2006

Cleveland Rocks - Shaker Heights - 7/22/2006

Human Mechanical - Vermilion - 7/23/2006

My Sweet Lord (Hallelujah) - Fremont - 7/24/2006

Songs in our Head - Napolean - 7/25/2006

Indiana

Cyclist Only Shelter - Monroeville - 7/26/2006

Warm Showers Dot Com - Wabash - 7/27/2006

So Hot - Monon - 7/28/2006

Illinois

Rear Derailleur Number 2 - Donovan - 7/29/2006

Awesome, Girlfriend - Pontiac - 7/30/2006

I Get My Kicks on Route 66 - Lincoln - 7/31/2006 

Lincoln Museum - Farmersville - 8/1/2006

Missouri

Stopped Into A Church, I Passed Along the Way - Kirkwood - 8/2/2006

St. Louis Arch - Kirkwood - 8/3/2006

Fist in the Air - Herman - 8/4/2006 

WTF? - Hartsburg - 8/5/2006

Faith in Mankind Restored - Boonville - 8/6/2006

Just Another Day on the KATY Trail - Sedalia - 8/7/2006

Sad to Leave the KATY Trail - Clinton - 8/8/2006

Can't Seem to Get Out of Missouri - Adrian - 8/9/2006

Kansas

She's Got Man Legs - Williamsburg - 8/10/2006

Bicycle Touring Should be Like This Everyday - Emporia - 8/11/2006

She's Got Legs - McPherson - 8/12/2006

The Wind Kicked My Ass - Ellinwood - 8/13/2006

Another Dave with a Recumbent - Ness City - 8/14/2006

Sunrise - Scott City - 8/15/2006

Hot Bunny - Tribune - 8/16/2006 

Colorado

Sunflower - Eads - 8/17/2006

Sugar Daddy City - Ordway - 8/18/2006

Toilet Dump - Pueblo - 8/19/2006

A Taste of the Rockies - Canon City - 8/20/2006

Another Warm Shower - Colorado Springs - 8/21/2006

Pike's Peak - Colorado Springs - 8/22/2006

Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs - 8/23/2006

Deja Vu - Cotopaxi - 8/24/2006

Day Before the Climb of My Life - Salida - 8/25/2006 

Monarch Pass - Gunnison - 8/26/2006 

Two Flats - Montrose - 8/27/2006 

Hot Springs - Ridgway - 8/28/2006 

Shopping - Ridgway - 8/29/2006 

Tell-U-Ride - Telluride - 8/30/2006 

Gondola - Telluride - 8/31/2006 

Everybody Knows Us - Rico - 9/1/2006 

Easy Day - Dolores - 9/2/2006

Cortez - Dolores - 9/3/2006

Mesa Verde National Park - Mesa Verde - 9/4/2006

Climbing a Hill Unloaded - Mancos - 9/5/2006

Cute Town - Durango - 9/6/2006

Silverton - Durango - 9/7/2006

Melodrama - Durango - 9/8/2006

More Shopping - Durango - 9/9/2006

No More Dr. Ed - Dolores - 9/10/2006

Dave Sick - Dove Creek - 9/11/2006

Utah

Finally Out of Colorado - Monticello - 9/12/2006

Bland Day - Blanding - 9/13/2006

Natural Bridges National Monument - Lake Powell - 9/14/2006

Waiting for Godot - Lake Powell - 9/15/2006

Strong Headwinds - Hanksville - 9/16/2006

We Cheated or Was Cheated - Torrey - 9/17/2006

Cow Crossing - Boulder - 9/18/2006

The Hogback - Escalante - 9/19/2006

The Price is Right - Cannonville - 9/20/2006

Bryce Canyon National Park - Panguitch - 9/21/2006

So Cold I Didn't Want To Go Down the Mountain - Cedar City - 9/22/2006

Errands and Resting Before Nevada Deserts - Cedar City - 9/22/2006

Taste of Nevada - Milford - 9/22/2006 

Nevada

83 Miles of No Services - Baker - 9/25/2006

Fancy Hotel Suite - Ely - 9/26/2006

Science Project - Ely - 9/27/2006

Loneliest Road in America - Eureka - 9/28/2006

... check back soon for more updates about Nevada and California ...

California

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Pacific Ocean - Stinson Beach - 10/9/2006 

If You're Going to San Francisco, Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair - San Francisco - 10/10/2006 

Celebrations

Going Away - New York - 7/7/2006

Welcome Back - New York - 11/4/2006

In the News

Cover Girl - New York Cycle Club Monthly Bulletin

Voice of America Interview

Missouri Local Newspaper

Various Online Links

Cover Girl Yet Again - American Iron and Steel Institute 2007 Annual Report

 

ABOUT ME

 

My earliest memory of riding a bike dates back to a vintage 1970s yellow banana seat bike.  More...

 

LINKS

* Bike Shops
A Bicycle Shop
Sheepshead Cycle Shop

* Equipment
Cannondale T2000
Ortlieb Front and Rear Panniers
CicloSport HAC4 Computer

* Resources
New York Cycle Club
Adventure Cycling

* Geeky Stuff
Route
Statistics

* Fun and Games
Guess My Ending Weight
Guess My Ending Tan Color
Guess My Arrival Date
Sign My Book


Contact Me
Glossary

 

 

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