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Cycling Across the US
Biking from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine the journey began July 2nd, 2010. Our itinerary, which we allowed to evolve along the way, was influenced by recommendations from people across the country. From Portland, OR we headed East exploring everything from small towns to major cities, overlooked trails to national landmarks. Friends, family and perfect strangers offered us encouragement, advice and sometimes even a great meal along the way.
Our goal was not to race through the countryside or to beat any cycling records. Instead, we sought to appreciate the uniqueness of every country road, busy city and smiling face we encountered. Creating a visual account of our journey was important as well. We wanted to get people excited about the concept of travel that is accomplished through dedication and willpower without adding to our carbon footprint. This is the abridged version of the travel blog I kept during our journey across the country. Feel free to use the directory below to skip to specific days. Hope you enjoy reading about our 71 days on the road!