When the time came to plan this trip, we couldn't really decide on a single route - it seemed that we kept adding destinations and places that we would like to see - and so what we finally came up with was a big loop. As we are both retired, we decided that we would go for it!
Our trip includes visits to our friends and family around the US, plus whatever national parks we can fit in as we go. We figure it will be around 10,000 miles before we return home this fall. Our "deadline" is really just the reality of the weather - we want to get through the mountains on our route home before the weather gets too cold this fall. Probably the trip will be six to seven months long.
We headed north from our home through California, Oregon and Washington before making our turn to the east from the San Juan Islands. We rode through Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and then crossed into Canada. When we hit New York, we will be approaching our next turn: in Burlington, Vermont, we will start going south. That's probably going to be about half-way through our trip.
|Our route as far as Traverse City, more or less|
We need to get through the mountains in northern New Mexico before the snow flies!
That's about it for us. Each day, I try to post something about our day on or off the bike. We invite you to ride along with us and see America from the back of a tandem bicycle - just like I do!
Kathy and Roger
|When we left Redlands, many of our friends rode out with us|