Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Pat Sewell and David Tisdale cycling cross country: Patanddavesbiketrip.blogspot.com
Sewell and David Tisdale, businessman from Monroe, La, are crossing the vast upper reach of America via road bikes this summer. And they are blogging their adventures at Patanddavesbiketrip.blogspot.com.
it all began in May 26 in Anacortes, Wa. Sewell wrote, "Why do it? Every man’s question. “You’re crazy - lost your mind or what”? “I envy you; wish I could go, I admire what you‘re doing.” A bell-shaped curve it is, like all things. Some like it at home, some like it hot. What’s in a word, an idea, an actuality? - a ride across the nation on a bicycle, a rear wheel in the Pacific, to a front wheel in the Atlantic; with just 4300 miles in between? No pioneers are we though, as our path has been well beaten by many before, following the northern tier map of the Adventure Cycling Association. Still, when it’s you turning the crank, it has the strong certainty of brave new ground.
Point A, Anacortes, Washington.
We peddle with 65 pounds of gear, one buggy and an illusion of self-sufficiency. We have ahead of us an undeniable reality, much of which is uphill.
Our goal is Bar Harbor, Maine, by September 1."