Welcome, this website is an improved version of the origional weblog/website from my coast2coast trip in 2009. Enjoy!
If, like me your very lazy and dont like reading long blogs then jump to "easy reading".
To read about me other trips and some tips on gear see my main site: http://www.shanecycles.com/ in November 2011 I started my next big adventure which is cycling from Cape Town to Europe, for my Africa blog see : http://www.shanecycles.com/africa/
Jump on a plane to Portland and pop my front wheel in the Pacific ocean, blast over the Rockies, then if I have a tail wind for a couple of thousand kilometres, 6000km later I'll pop my front wheel in the Atlantic ocean. Then jump on a plane back home...Simple... Coast to Coast in about 70 days.
For many years I dreamed of travelling around the United States for a longer period of time. In 1987 I saw the film American Flyer and thought wow I'd love to cycle through the Rockies. In 1995 I planned a six week trip doing Planes/Trains and Auto mobiles from New York to San Francisco, but then got send to Bosnia before my departure date. My plans then lay dormant for many years but the seeds had already been sown.......
Despite the option some people have about America and its people I like it and find America a beautiful and diverse country. I've already been to alot of places in America on shorter city trips and fly drives, but now want to see the real country the real way (by bike).
The Long Ride:
70+ days in the saddle from Florence (Oregon) to somewhere along the Atlantic coast.
I hope with these pages to give a small insight into this epic journey.