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Trip Log – Day 2 – Seabrook, NH to Portland, ME

Miles Today: 89 Miles to Date: 154 May 7, 2015   I rolled north with the spring, a notoriously swift and fickle season in New England. The morning was crisp, the breeze on Rye Beach chilly.       In … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 1 – Cambridge, MA to Seabrook, NH

Miles Today: 65 Miles to Date: 65 May 6, 2015 As I pedaled away from the Alewife T station, against the flow of commuters filing into the subway, I murmured, ‘one mile down, 20,000 more to go.’ A fellow cyclist … Continue reading

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Trip Log T-1: Acknowledgements

I want to thank everyone who has tried to fatten me up. Larry gave an amazing send-off dinner with four courses that culminated in me staring at the biggest piece of tres leche cake I’ve ever seen, until I ate … Continue reading

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The Fine Print

‘Awesome’ is the most common response I get from people when I describe my upcoming trip. ‘Crazy’ runs a distant second, and ‘Dangerous’ a close third. Though I prefer to focus on the awesome aspects of my journey – the … Continue reading

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The Responses: Whom am I Going to Ask?

The more people who want to answer my question, “How will we live tomorrow?” the better. For starters, I plan to ask four specific groups: people I know; people I don’t know, people in power today; and people who offer … Continue reading

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The Question: How will we live tomorrow?

As I travel across 48 states, I plan to ask people along the way, “How will we live tomorrow?” Why ask a question? Why ask that particular question? A ready question is a conversation starter. Traveling alone is conducive to … Continue reading

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The Route: Where and Why?

I want to ride my bicycle to all 48 contiguous United States. I don’t know why. The idea lodged in my head a few years ago and the itch just keeps growing. Bicycling across country is noteworthy but hardly unique; … Continue reading

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Route 6A Brewster

Bicycling to Cape Cod is becoming an annual tradition. This week I rode to Eastham to visit Jan and Mike Golan, pedaled to Falmouth to see my son, and then returned to Cambridge.   Cape Cod Baseball League game each night, … Continue reading

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Slow Go

I like maxim’s to live by.  They provide structure and form, if not meaning, to our everyday tasks.  I have a new one that has been boiling up for a year or so now.  Slow Go. Slow Go means wherever … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles – Chapter 3 – Guiding Prinicples for Our Nation

As I cycled east and the guiding principles of my journey fell into place, I became more and more aware of the landscape that flowed beyond me and my Surly. Are there comparable principles to describe this immense plain and … Continue reading

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