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Following the PINK PANTHER.....across the Southern States....


FINDING MY LEGS on a Cross Country Cycling Tour....the Southern Tier Route of the U.S.

57 days from March 17, 2007 to May 12, 2007

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Solo woman, Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, Trike, 1-3 months, First tour, Southern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Year: 2007
Keywords: First Catrike Across the USA, Recumbent, Trike, Female, Woman, Vegetarian, Solo, Self-Contained, Guided Cycling Tours,

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/PinkPanther2007

Copyright © 2007-2014 By Lucinda Chandler - (contact)

Status: Completed May 2007Featured Journal #230
Last update: Tuesday March 11, 2008 17:14 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 27 Jul 2010 17:38 (US/Pacific))
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First person to cycle across the United States on a Catrike. Taking a rest......Imperial Sand Dunes in California. Hope you enjoy reading the journal of my fantastic adventure across the United States! Scroll Down to start reading and click on the various pages. Also, since I've returned from my cross country journey I've turned my passion into a company specializing in guided cycling tours with the comfort and view-ability of recumbent trikes! Everything is provided! Enjoy Sightseeing, Art & History and even Lobster Dinners on the Beach! Call toll free at 1-866-443-2071. See website at: www.GuidedCycling.com


Table of Contents

Introduction: Crossing the U.S.A. on a bike!

Equipment I: I'll cycle across the U.S.A. on a Pink Trike! Very Pretty, Comfortable and Functional!
Equipment II: Other Stuff..........
Shipping: Sports Express
Bike Arrives: Intact!
My Gear and I Arrive!: Intact as well.
YIKES!!!!!: Reality Check
San Diego and starting out at the Pacific Ocean!

Day 1: Starting out late...

Day 2: This day is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Day 3: Massage and Mineral Bath Treatments
Day 4: Bravery, Mirages and Super Heroes....
Day 5: One Big Sand Box
Day 6: Rain with a bite....
Day 7: REST DAY!
Day 8: Relaxation Bike....And, through one state!
Day 9: Pleasant day of cycling....
Day 10: Fans!
Day 11: WOW!!!! What a Rest Day!
DAY 12: Rest Day
Day 13: Gee whiz, everything is breaking apart....
Day 14: A Grumble about Rumble!
Day 14 b: Finding peace of mind at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Day 15: Lions and Safety
Day 16: Pink Panther Gone Mad....
Day 17: Bike Shop/Rest Day
Day 18: Tough Ride and "My Cousin Vinny"
Day 19: Beautiful way to start out the day...
Day 20: I've made it to TEXAS, TEXAS, TEXAS!!!!!
Day 21: WIND!!!! WIND!!!!! WIND!!!!
Day 22: COLD and WIND!
Day 22 b: More Fun!
Day 23: Great Day of Riding
Day 24: The Highs and Lows even on Flat Roads......
Day 24 b: Hotel Paisano
Day 25: Trains and Terrains....
Day 26: Some go west.....
Day 27: Blown Away....
Day 28: Rest Day
Day 29: Forced Second Day of Rest
Day 30: Casting the First Stone....
Day 31: Texas is green...
Day 31 b: Landmark Inn in Castroville, Texas
Day 32: Covered with Gritty Dirt! YUCK!!!
Day 33: Should Have Stayed...
Time to Reflect: Trike is Perfect for Touring!
Time to Reflect ...Part II: JUST KEEP GOING!!!!!
Day 34: Plane of the Day......
Day 35: Rest Day
Day 36: FRANK'S RESTAURANT in Schulenburg, Texas!!!
Day 37: My children are proud of me!
Day 38: So far on this trip, NO mechanical breakdowns and NO flat tires!!!!
Day 39: Rest Day
Day 40: Tornado Watch.......Do I like this?........No, I Do Not!
Day 40 b: Heavenly Touch Massage in Vidor, Texas
Day 41: Heading for Louisiana
Day 42 b: Louisiana....State # 5
Day 43: Zig Zag across Louisiana....
Day 44: STOP! POLICE!
Day 44 b: Ladies Room, Please....
Day 45: Umbrella Days!
Day 46: Mississippi....State # 6
Day 47: Alabama! State # 7...
Day 48: Well Done, Alabama!
Day 49: I AM IN FLORIDA!!!! WOOHOO!!!! YEAH, BABY!!!! WOW!
Day 50: Pastoral, Florida
Day 51: Cinco de Mayo.... Rest Day!
Day 52: Cycling In An Oven!
Day 53: What a Relief!
Day 54: Pleasantly Toward Tallahassee....
Day 55: Heating Up....
Day 56: One Long Smoky Day....
Day 57: Tomorrow is the big day! And, a little fessing up!
Day 58: ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA!!!! WOW!!!! NO FLAT TIRES THE ENTIRE TRIP!

Day 58 b: Arriving at the Atlantic Ocean!

Day 58 c: St. Augustine
Memorable Day: A Visit to the Catrike Company before heading back home...

Saying good-bye to the Pink Panther...


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