The Route Across America

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October 9, 2012
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October 9, 2012

The Route Across America

There it is — all 3,200 miles of it
March 1-May 1, 2007

It looks smaller on the screen than it will be in real life, but it really is 3200 miles!  The trek through Florida will probably take a little over a week.  Then, it will be a quick jaunt through Alabama and Mississippi.  A couple days through Louisiana and then I’ll hit the 800+ miles of Texas.  Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona should give me the biggest hills, the longest rides, and the dreaded “goathead thorns” that have destroyed many bike tires. Finally, I’ll go through Cah-lee-forn-ya (as the Governator calls it) and dip the front tire of the ole Trek bike into the Pacific.

If the bike holds up, I’ll ship it back to Florida, and hopefully spend a couple days of R&R (rest and recovery!) in the Golden State before I fly back to Florida.


Some people have asked me for a list of towns I’m going through. Here it goes…

Palatka, FL
Orange Springs, FL
Archer, FL
High Springs, FL
Wellborn, FL
Madison, FL
Monticello, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Quincy, FL
Sneads, FL
Chipley, FL
Defuniak Springs, FL
Crestview, FL
Pensacola, FL
Gulf Beach, FL
Gulf Shores, AL
Bayou La Batre, AL
Wade, AL
Vancleave, AL
Poplarville, MS
Franklinton, LA
Easleyville, LA
Simmesport, LA
Opelousas, LA
DeRidder, LA
Kirbyville, TX
Kountze, TX
Shepherd, TX
New Waverly, TX
Navasota, TX
Austin, TX (Opt)*
Burton, TX
LaGrange, TX
Bastron, TX
Lockhart, TX
Kyle, TX
Blanco, TX
Sisterdale, TX
Comfort, TX
Kerrville, TX
Leaky, TX
Camp Wood, TX
Del Rio, TX
Comstock, TX
Langtry, TX
Dryden, TX
Sanderson, TX
Marathon, TX
Alpine, TX
Fort Davis, TX
Kent, TX
Van Horn, TX
Sierra Blanca, TX
Acala, TX
Sunland Park, TX
San Miguel, NM
Las Cruces, NM
Hatchm NM
Hillsboro, NM
Silver City, NM
Buckhorn, NM
Three Way, AZ
Safford, AZ
Globe, AZ
Superior, AZ
Florence Junction, AZ
Apache Junction/Mesa, AZ
Tempe, AZ
Peoria, AZ
Wickenburg, AZ
Salome, AZ
Quartzsite, AZ
Blythe, CA
Brawley, CA
Seeley, CA
Live Oak Springs, CA
Alpine, CA
San Diego!!!