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The Crawford's Cross-Country Cycling Celebration


The "Southern Tier" from St. Augustine, FL to San Diego, CA

2,624 miles (4,223 km) over 46 days from September 15, 2011 to October 30, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, 1-3 months, Southern Tier, East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Florida, St. Johns, Saint Augustine Beach, California, San Diego, San Diego
Year: 2011
Keywords: Adventure Cycling recumbent Laura John David Black Erhart Phoenix Boston

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

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Laura Crawford - (contact)

Status: Completed Nov 2011
Last update: Friday November 4, 2011 15:50 (US/Pacific) (edited Sat 5 Nov 2011 11:59 (US/Pacific))
47,791 hits since August 20, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
273 pics

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...and dipping our tires in the Pacific Ocean after having dipped them in the Atlantic 6+ weeks earlier


Table of Contents

Getting Prepared for the Journey

The Equipment and Stuff We're Taking - UPDATED 9/7/11!

The Route

Info for Friends and Family "Following" us

Day 0: Thousands of Miles (in the air anyway)

Day 1 (9/15/11): St. Augustine Beach, FL to Hawthorne, FL – 75 miles today; 75 miles cumulative

Day 2: Hawthorne, FL to High Springs, FL – 44 miles today; 119 miles cumulative

Day 3: High Springs, FL to Suwanee River State Park, Live Oak, FL 76 miles today; 195 miles cumulative

Day 4: Suwanee River State Park to south of Monticello, FL; 53 miles today; 248 miles cumulative

Day 5: Monticello, FL to Chattahoochee, FL; 77 miles today, 325 miles cumulative

Day 6: Chattahoochee, FL to Ponce de Leon, FL; 77 miles today, 402 miles cumulative

Day 7: Ponce de Leon, FL to Milton, FL; 78 miles today; 480 miles cumulative

Day 8: (9-22-11) Milton, FL to Dauphin Island, AL; 84 miles today; 564 miles cumulative

Day 9: Dauphin Island, AL to Gulfport, MS; 74 miles today; 638 miles cumulative

Day 10: Rest day in Gulfport, MS

Day 11 - Gulfport, MS to Bogalusa, LA; 75 miles today; 713 miles cumulative

Day 12: Bogalusa, LA to Easleyville, LA; 61 miles today; 774 miles cumulative

Day 13: Easleyville, LA to St. Francisville, LA; 55 miles today; 829 miles cumulative

Day 14: St. Francisville, LA to Washington, LA; 66 miles today; 895 miles cumulative

Day 15: Washington, LA to Oberlin, LA; 55 miles today; 950 miles cumulative

Day 16: Oberlin, LA to Merryville, LA; 58 miles today; 1008 miles cumulative

Day 17: Merryville, LA to Kountze, TX; 65 miles today; 1073 miles cumulative

Day 18: Kountze, TX to Double Lake Rec. Area near Coldspring, TX; 66 miles today; 1139 miles cumulative

Day 19: Double Lake Rec. Area near Coldspring, TX to Navasota, TX; 67 miles today; 1206 miles cumulative

Day 20: , TX to La Grange, TX; 68 miles today; 1274 miles cumulative

Day 21: La Grange, TX to Lockhardt, TX; 68 miles today; 1342 miles cumulative

Day 22: Lockhardt, TX to Blanco, TX; 61 miles today; 1403 miles cumulative

Day 23: Blanco, TX to Kerrville, TX; 60 miles today; 1463 miles cumulative

Day 24: Rest day and WEDDING DAY!!! Wedding pics now up!

Day 25: REST DAY IN KERRVILLE; JOHN RETURNS FROM SC

Day 26: Kerrville, TX to Leakey, TX; 68 miles today; 1531 cumulative miles

Day 27: Our ride is halted, hopefully temporarily; ½ mile today on bikes, 21 miles in a pick-up

Day 28: Camp Wood, TX to Bracketville, TX; 49 miles today; 1580 miles cumulative

Day 29: Bracketville, TX to Seminole Canyon State Historic Park, west of Comstock, TX; 74 miles today; 1654 miles cumulative

Day 30: Seminole Canyon Park (west of Comstock, TX) to Sanderson, TX; 79 miles today; 1733 miles cumulative

Day 31: Sanderson, TX to Marathon, TX; 57 miles today; 1790 miles cumulative

Day 32: Marathon, TX to Marfa, TX; 60 miles today; 1850 miles cumulative

Day 33: Marfa, TX to Van Horn, TX; 76 miles today; 1926 miles cumulative

Day 34: Van Horn, TX to Fort Hancock, TX; 70 miles today; 1996 miles cumulative

Day 35: Fort Hancock, TX to Las Cruces, NM; 106 miles today; 2102 miles cumulative

Day 36: Las Cruces, NM to Deming, NM; 61 miles today; 2163 miles cumulative

Day 37: Deming, NM to Lordsburg, NM; 63 miles today; 2226 miles cumulative

Day 38: Lordsburg, NM to 5 miles before the Arizona state line; 15 miles today; 2241 miles cumulative: Our bikes committed suicide! Trip aborted temporarily; will resume on road bikes in a couple of days.

Days 39-41: Resting, repairing and regrouping days in Tucson and Phoenix; 20 miles on our road bikes to check them out, but doesn’t count for this trip!

Day 42: (34th day of cycling) Oro Valley, AZ to Gila Bend, AZ: 116 miles today, 2357 miles cumulative (Oct. 26th)

Day 43: Gila Bend, AZ to Wellton, AZ; 90 miles today; 2447 miles cumulative

Day 44: Wellton, AZ to El Centro, CA; 50 miles on the bike, 39 miles in a car; 2497 miles cumulative

Day 45: El Centro, CA to Pine Valley, CA; 71 miles today; 2568 miles cumulative

Day 46: (38th day of riding) Pine Valley, CA to Ocean Beach (San Diego), CA; 56 miles today; 2624 miles for the trip total; OUR LAST DAY!!!

Our final reflections, observations, anecdotes and gratitudes!: Coming soon - check back!


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