|Why am I doing this trip?|
|I have spent most of my life cycling for work and
pleasure. I am always surprised that most people don't realize how much
use a bike can be. I am really concerned with the North American obsession
with the automobile. In my lifetime, I have seen it go from a valuable
transportation tool, to complete addiction. The roads have become clogged
with heavier and fancier vehicles. There is no longer any tolerance for
cyclists on these roads. The price we are paying is too high! The air
we breath ! I want to use this trip to raise awareness that the bicycle
can be used for exercise, transport, and recreation, without having a
negative impact on our environment. I also want to learn how I can advocate
for better cycling facilities and encourage people to consider the bicycle
for at least some of their transportation.
I also want to meet people while I'm getting
some exercise and seeing many different areas of this country.