Introduction to Across America

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Introduction to Across America
Welcome to the Penny and Chris travel blog!
Since we are new to blogging this is just an introduction to our site.  We hope to add photos and videos as well as text as we get use to the system.  We are not sure that we will be able to add to the site every day but we will do our best to keep you up-dated on our progress, thoughts, emotions and hissy fits.
As an out line; we are planning to road bike across America with a company called unsurprisingly ‘CrossAmerica’.  The whole trip is around 3,415 miles with 142,500 ft of height gain from Los Angeles to Boston visiting 15 states.  This adventure starts on the 6th May with a briefing day.  We start cycling on the 7th May and then ride for 43 days (there are five rest days) at an average of around 80 miles / day.  We finish in Boston on the 24th June.  There is a wheel dipping ceremony in the Pacific and the Atlantic at each end.  There may even be a ‘throw your bike in the Atlantic’ ceremony!
As many of you know we have been training hard for this ‘holiday’ (we both think this is stretching the definition of holiday) and are in good physical condition.  Whether this is good enough or not you will find out on this blog over the next few weeks!
Chris and Penny
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