Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Training for My Ride Across America

I'll be updating friends and family here during my Bike Ride Across America, and I'll be posting pictures daily. I leave for Astoria Oregon on June 19 and, God willing, will finish in Portsmouth, NH on August 9.

Training continues to go well. A lot of rides on the Cove Road/Burnt Mountain loop, intermixed with indoor rides on the Expresso Bikes at the fitness center. I'm getting as fast as I've ever been on the outdoor rides. Climbing Burnt Mountain is a piece of cake. And the power readings on the Expresso bike are climbing to new levels. I have new shoes and pedals from FreeFlite and the bike goes in for a complete overhaul between my seven day AMBA ride in Alabama and the Bike Ride Across Georgia, the latter of which ends on June 12, Then, the bike gets shipped to Oregon and I fly out to PDX thereafter.

The ride is 50 days long, 3,629 miles throuh Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. There are 45 days of riding and 5 off days with daily mileage ranging from a minimum of 34 to a maximum of 120 miles. There are eight century rides and average daily mileage is about 80.

More as the ride gets closer.


  1. GO Joe!!! What an awesome adventure.

  2. We will follow your ride over the summer. It looks like quite the undertaking, but it sounds like you have trained well and prepared the bike. Have a great time.