June 26th, 2019 / (56km/35mi) This is it. San Francisco to New York City. Pacific to Atlantic. 6800 kilometers or 4300 miles. More than 40.000 meters of elevation gain. Done. If there is one insight to share – I spare you all the others – then it’s probably this one: Never – never! – overestimate […]Read more "Day 60 / Somerset, NJ to Manhattan, NY"
June 25th, 2019 / (109km/68mi) Last “normal” day today. Strange. Happy we’re getting to the finish line finally. It’s been a long trip since I started in San Francisco two months ago. But also weird, because somehow it has become so “normal” to be on the road with the bike every day and move from […]Read more "Day 59 / Blue Bell, PA to Somerset, NJ"
June 24th, 2019 / (105km/65mi) After we managed to leave Lancaster traffic, we get onto country backroads rolling thru fields. Farms sprinkled around. Lots of Amish farms apparently. Hills are quite steep and stay with us for the whole day. Later we hit main roads again and the second half of the day is on […]Read more "Day 58 / Lancaster, PA to Blue Bell, PA"
June 23rd, 2019 / (129km/80mi, 770hm) We started early at 6:30am with 129km to go today. Roads are pretty quiet this morning still – it’s a Sunday – and we finish the first 30km in a good time. This is when we reach the Northern Central Railroad Trail, that we follow for the next almost […]Read more "Day 57 / Owings Mills, MD to Lancaster, PA"
June 22nd, 2019 / (98km/61mi, 860hm) We get up early at 5:30am and pack our stuff to get out of Washington before traffic and the heat kick in. The hotel is only a few blocks away from the Atlantic Coast trail route which follows the Capital Crescent Trail, an at least 30-40km long biking and […]Read more "Day 56 / Washington, D.C. to Owings-Mills, MD"
June 21st, 2019 / (0km/0mi) Another day in Washington, D.C..Read more "Day 55 / Washington, D.C."
June 20th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) We get up late – that’s 9am – and leave the hotel by 10am to start our sightseeing day in Washington. We pass all the big monuments one usually knows as backdrops for political TV news and it’s nice to be in those places first hand. It’s again super muggy […]Read more "Day 54 / Washington, D.C."
June 19th, 2019 / (90km/56mi) Again a 7am start. It’s a bit above 20°C outside and completely overcast. But no rain. And I guess it’ll stay that way today (it does actually). We leave Stafford on heavy traffic roads and finally make it to the turn off a major road to a military base which […]Read more "Day 53 / Stafford, VA to Washington, D.C."
June 18th. 2019 / (121km/75mi, 880hm) We start at 7am today to avoid the heat of the afternoon a bit and avoid to be caught by a thunderstorm that may be possible in the afternoon. The GPS app first leads us into a direction where there is no thru road at all, then it gets […]Read more "Day 52 / Tappahannock, VA to Stafford, VA"
June 17th, 2019 / (105km/64mi) We start shortly after 7am today, but the first stop is only half a mile away at a supermarket to restock for today. Our supplies have been emptied completely over the past days. We take advantage of a Starbucks within the Supermarket, so it’s almost 8am when we really get […]Read more "Day 51 / Williamsburg, VA to Tappahannock, VA"