Updated 29 Jun 2015

John cycles America

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John cycles America 1992-1994

"The happy highways where I went And cannot come again"

    In 3 years, with 3 different buddies, I bicycled 3 sides of the United States
    last century, crossing 21 states. Click on the photos or the map to see more.
    These routes were my Mount Everest. After being forbidden to cycle until
    I was 18 for health reasons, I guess I wanted to prove something to someone. Contact the author on for more information.

See diaries: |Oregon-Virginia |California-Florida |Florida-Virginia |The bike |More photos|

9,040 miles in 143 days through 21 States

Lava field, McKenzie Pass, Oregon
Continental Divide, Montana
Earthquake Lake, Montana
Madison Junction, Wyoming
11,542 ft, Hoosier Pass, Colorado
Bastrop State Park, Texas
Our 3 bikes, Bogalusa, Louisiana
15 mile straight in Arizona
Bike into box at Gatwick airport
Start of ride, Astoria, Oregon Lincoln's log cabin, Illinois John at Astoria, Oregon
1992, 4,300 miles,
66 days, with Pete
Pete at Ellett, Virginia Brownlee Dam in Oregon End of ride, Yorktown Virginia
Oregon Idaho Montana Wyoming Colorado Kansas Missouri Illinois Kentucky Virginia California Arizona New Mexico Texas Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Florida Florida Georgia S.Carolina N.Carolina Virginia
Start of ride, San Diego, California John in Yorktown, Virginia John at St Augustine, Florida
1994, 3,400 miles,
44 days, with Mick
Mick at St Augustine, Florida Mick at Van Horn, Texas End of ride, St Augustine, Florida
A wet day in Wyoming
John in Georgia
1993, 1,300 miles
30 days, with Rosie
Rosie in Florida
Rosie in N.Carolina
Rosie on the Dixie Highway, Florida
Rosie near Richmond, Virginia

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