USA Coast To Coast by Bicycle

User: travelsonabike
Dates: 7 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Duration: 1 month, 3 weeks

Cycling across 9 states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. (Starting September 7th 2017)

Sunday 29 Oct 2017 13:00

St Augustine, Florida. 52 days and 3100 miles after leaving the Pacific Ocean at San Diego in California, I've reached the Atlantic. The End... Or maybe it's just the beginning ;)

Posted: Oct. 29, 2017, 5 p.m.

Saturday 28 Oct 2017 7:45

Palatka. Final stopover before reaching St Augustine and the Atlantic!

Posted: Oct. 28, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Friday 27 Oct 2017 16:08

High Springs Florida. Although this was a forest type of stopover, it was like camping on the beach. The sand got everywhere!

Posted: Oct. 27, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Thursday 26 Oct 2017 19:03

Day 49. Suwanee State Park. Today we crossed the Suwanee river.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017 17:11

Day 48. Stopover in Tallahassee.

Posted: Oct. 25, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 18:00

Day 47. Another state (Georgia) and another timezone.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2017, 10 p.m.

Monday 23 Oct 2017 18:45

Day 46 and a tiring 87 miles on the bike, but another day closer to that finish line!

Posted: Oct. 23, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

Sunday 22 Oct 2017 14:00

Days 44 and 45. (Saturday night and Sunday rest day )Pensacola and a tornado warning.

Posted: Oct. 22, 2017, 7 p.m.

Saturday 21 Oct 2017 13:27

Crossing into Florida!

Posted: Oct. 21, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Friday 20 Oct 2017 17:05

Day 43 and we've arrived in Alabama, Dauphin Island.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 17:01

Arrived in Vancleave for today's stopover.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 14:42

Mississippi. First stopover is in Poplarville.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 18:36

Enjoying a chicken tiriyaki in Franklinville

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 10:21

Reststop after leaving Jackson.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Monday 16 Oct 2017 17:08

Day 39. Arrived in Jackson. 2200 miles completed.

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 14:55

Stopping over in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 2 nights (including a rest day on Sunday)

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 19:01

Grabbing a quick meal at our stopover in New Roads, Louisiana.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 12:01 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 18:39

Ville Platte. Camping in Louisiana as we make our way to Baton Rouge.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 11:39 p.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 12:22

Some of the guys on our first full day in Louisiana.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 18:54

De Ridder. Our first stopover in Louisiana.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 11:54 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 14:51

Today's stopover in Silsbee Texas. Total so far, 2050 miles.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Monday 9 Oct 2017 17:15

Shepherd, Texas. Day 32. Cycled 85 miles to spend the night with this guy.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Sunday 8 Oct 2017 15:00

Arrived at today's stopover in Navasota.

Posted: Oct. 8, 2017, 8 p.m.

Saturday 7 Oct 2017 16:45

Day 30. 87 miles today. Arrived at La Grange after crossing the Colorado river.

Posted: Oct. 7, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Friday 6 Oct 2017 12:49

Day 28 and 29 Austin, Texas.

Posted: Oct. 6, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 19:09

A meal cooked by the route leaders in Johnson city.

Posted: Oct. 5, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 20:22

Day 26. Cycled 85 miles to Kerrville after a hard days climbing up 4 steep, twisty and turning hills.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 18:38

Day 25 Stopover in Camp Wood.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 11:38 p.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 10:42

Reststop in Brackettville.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 19:57

Off for a few wings at our latest stopover in Del Rio, Texas.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 19:21

Seminole State park.

Posted: Oct. 1, 2017, 12:21 a.m.

Friday 29 Sep 2017 19:34

Today we reached Sanderson.

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

Thursday 28 Sep 2017 14:56

Day 21. Arrived in the town of Marathon.

Posted: Sept. 28, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 19:30

91 miles today, finishing at Fort Davis.

Posted: Sept. 28, 2017, 12:30 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 13:25

On the way to Fort Davis.

Posted: Sept. 27, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 15:28

Todays stopover in Van Horn.

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 18:33

Sierra Blanca. Time for some Mexican food.

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 12:33 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 14:13

Reststop 2

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 9:45

Heading to the reststop.

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 13:34

Hello El Paso.

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 11:33

Rest stop.

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 19:36

Las Cruces. Todays stopover.

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 1:36 a.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 12:38


Posted: Sept. 23, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 17:37

Stopover at Caballo

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 9:47

Reststop one. :)

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 19:03

Stopover at silver city.

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 1:03 a.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 11:54

The continental divide.

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 16:15

Lordsburg. New Mexico. Todays stopover.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 8:56

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 16:46

Day 11. Camping overnight in Safford

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 13:16

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 8:58

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 3:58 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 18:24

Globe, Arizona. Sunday 17th Sept. Tent up. Ready for todays stopover.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 1:24 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 14:10

Tonto Basin. Getting ready to bed down in a community centre.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 10:15

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 9:17

Todays first reststop.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 20:33

Tempe. Arizona. Todays stopover. (2 days including Friday restday) Saw this fish and chip shop and had to give it a try. Nope, nothing like the proper stuff back in London.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 3:33 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 8:26


Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 13:26

Rolling into Wickenburg for our stopover. Saw this prospector and had to take a pic.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 8:16

First rest stop.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 16:31

Salome. Todays stopover. Camping.

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 9:01

First stop in Arizona.

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 5:35

Day 5. Getting ready to leave Blythe.

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 16:19

Reached Blythe for tonights stopover.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 14:18

Rest stop.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 11:53

On the road with the guys.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 8:30

Bloody hell, it's hot!!!

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 5:37

Start of day 4. Heading to Blythe. Over 90 miles in heat that looks set to top 100 degrees.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 16:40

Today's stopover in Brawley.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 10:59

Rest stop 2.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 8:08

First rest stop.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 6:22

Start of day 3. Leaving Jacumba.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 15:12

Jacumba, Hot Springs. Today's stopover. Some of us are camping, some inside. Seeing as there's a storm coming, I'm inside.

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 12:30

Jeez. Are there any roads here that DONT go uphill. 2nd reststop at 3700 feet. Time for a rootbeer and a twix.

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 10:08

Rest stop. Badly needed!!!!!

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 7:27

Day 2. Alpine. A little rain to start the day as we get ready for a loooong climb to the Mexican border.

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 7:55

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 7:46

Day 1. Getting together before heading to the beach to dip our tyres in the pacific. In about two months we'll be dipping those same tyres in the atlantic after 3000 miles!

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 9:17

Day 0. San Diego. The Ocean Beach Hotel courtyard. Today was orientation. We did map reading and made sure we could change our tyres. No cycling.

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

USA Coast To Coast by Bicycle

User: travelsonabike
Dates: 7 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Duration: 1 month, 3 weeks

Cycling across 9 states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. (Starting September 7th 2017)

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What a BEAUTIFUL beach and a perfect place to end your journey! I'm sure the trip seemed to be lasting forever at times, but you've done it - you've achieved something monumental and looking back it seems like it's flown by. I'm sure that it coming to an end is bittersweet, but I think looking at it not as the end, but as the beginning is a GREAT way to put it. Congratulations again!! So proud of you!!

Just one final comment to say how very proud I am of you for completing this. It wasn't easy but you've done it and had an amazing time and made amazing friends along the way! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

This is it - your last night! Just 50 more miles and you'll be at the finish line! Well done on the 90 miler today and good luck tomorrow!! I'll be cheering for you!

Love the picture of the state park and congratulations on making it one day closer to the finish line - you'll be there in less than 2 days' time! Go Go GO!

*Pokes* Don't forget to update this when you get a chance so we can see how much closer you are to the finish line! Hope today was amazing and that tomorrow's even better!

Tallahassee and Georgia both look stunning, great pictures!! And it's nice to see you've entered another time zone and joined us on the East Coast! I hope today went well and I know it's a long one tomorrow, but you CAN do it! You're SO close now - St. Augustine is just 4 days' ride away!

I can't see you tonight, but do you know what I CAN see? The area where you are and St. Augustine on the map at the same time, without zooming out! You're getting so close to the finish line and it's so exciting you move closer each day! You're in the home stretch now! Go, Go, GO!

Wow that's a really beautiful building! Just a few more days and you're done - you can do it! Keep it up!

I hope you enjoyed your day off and first full day in Florida, and I'm very glad the tornado warning didn't amount to anything. I know it's a long one tomorrow but you can do it, and I'm hoping you get nothing but clear skies, no wind, and flat roads all day. And remember, each pedal brings you closer to the finish line!

Hooray for Florida, and for a day off! I'm very happy you've finally made it there as well! Just a few more days now and you're crossing the finish line! Enjoy the day off tomorrow!

Love the state line pic on Twitter, and the island looks beautiful! Also, tomorrow. you. will. be. in. FLORIDA! *throws confetti* Go, go, go!!

And that's the last full day in Mississippi, gone! Just one more day, one more state, and then you'll be in Florida and SO CLOSE to the finish line! I'm hoping tomorrow's a beautiful day and that it goes by quickly! You're almost there - keep it up!

YAY for making it to Mississippi - well done! I loved the Welcome sign and the "Happy Fall Ya'll" pictures on Twitter! (And what is this 'Autumn' nonsense you speak of? It's Fall!) :P Just a few more days to Florida now - you'll be there by the end of this week!! :O That's so exciting! I hope tomorrow is less windy and hilly and Go, go, Go!!

Congratulations on another 80 miles under your belt and your last full day in Louisiana! Tomorrow brings you to Mississippi and that much closer to the finish line! Keep it up!!

I know it's another long one tomorrow, but I know that you can do it. Plus, it's your last full day in Louisiana! Then, it's off to Mississippi (for only 2 days), then Alabama (for only ONE day), and then FLORIDA. You're so close and you've come so far, and I'm so proud! Keep it up and go, go go!!

I know the map didn't move today, but I still wanted to say I hope you had a wonderful day off and that you have a nice, flat, easy day tomorrow. Just a couple more days in Louisiana! You're getting so close!

YAY for Baton Rouge and a day off! And my goodness, it looks like you're nearly through Louisiana as well! It'll be on to Mssissippi before you know it! You've come SO far and you're getting SO close to the finish line! Enjoy your day off tomorrow and Go, go, go!!

*Pokes* You forgot to update Trackmytour. :P Great job today and have fun on the shorter day tomorrow - Hooray for Baton Rouge and a day off!

I know today was tough and tomorrow's another long one, but I hope the roads have been fairly flat and the weather's been nice. Just one more day, then a short day and then a day off. You can do it!!

I have been waiting what feels like a LIFETIME for that map to say "DeRidder". I even called the post office last week to make sure the package was there. :P And now you see why I said "I'm excited for you to get to Louisiana"! XD CONGRATULATIONS on crossing another HUGE milestone. I'm so VERY proud!

Oh my Gosh - is it just me or is Louisiana really, really close?! That's amazing! Also in looking at the picture that you posted for yesterday.. HOW DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT?!

I can't "see" you but I still wanted to tell you how proud I am, tell you that I hope you've had a great day and that tomorrow is even better. You'll be in Louisiana any day now and how far you've come already is just amazing!

Oh wow. Texas has been a bit of a stretch, but you're almost out now! You'll be in Louisiana before you know it! Go, go, go!!

I'm very glad the ride today was an easier one, and hope tomorrow's is just as sunny, even more flat, and loads of fun! Keep it up!!

Oh wow - Austin is HUGE! And that's a great shot as well! I hope you had a wonderful day off and good luck tomorrow!!

CONGRATULATIONS on making it halfway! I'm so very proud of you and all that you've accomplished so far, and everything that I know you'll accomplish in the coming days and weeks! Keep it up!! And also remember to update the map so I can 'see' you! :P

That food looks delicious, And Austin (And half-way!!) Are well within your reach! I'm SO proud! Good luck tomorrow and remember, you get a whole day off on Friday!!

I was about to post and say something like "I'm sorry about the big hills today".. and then I saw Twitter... OMG! You weren't joking when you said there were some steep climbs!! Now I'm even more amazed at you, and very proud as well. I hope you get a great night's rest and that tomorrow is nowhere near as hilly as today was... but even if it is, I know you can do it!

I'm very proud of you for making it through today, despite all the obstacles. Or maybe I should say I'm glad you survived in one piece!! I hope you're able to get a great night's rest and good luck tomorrow! And for God's sake don't make any unexpected stops and don't skip your breaks!!

Yay, I can see you now! :D Can't wait to see the update after tomorrow's ride! You're nearly halfway through Texas!!

*Pokes* You forgot to update trackmytour - I can't see you! :P Still wanted to leave a comment to say I hope you have had a great night and good luck tomorrow!

Great job making it through the 80+ miles today!! I'm so sorry about Señor Smelly, though! Thank goodness there was someone around to get you some tomato juice!! Good luck with the 50 miles tomorrow, you can do it!!

I'm very sorry about the long distance tomorrow and the probability of rain - but that meme on Twitter is just hilarious. XD Hope you enjoyed the pasta!!

Another day in Texas under your belt! I'm very sorry it was raining again, though. It looks like you guys had a nice time at dinner, though - hopefully that makes up for it! Here's hoping the rain and wind have died down a bit so you can at least get some proper rest!

I'm sorry about all the rain and wind today, but at least that's one more day and lots more miles behind you! Here's hoping tomorrow will be 50 times better! Also, why is my mouth watering and why am I suddenly craving tacos? Oh yeah, probably because you had Mexican again and posted another picture that's making me food jealous!! :P

Great picture of the campsite, and YAY for day 2 in Texas being complete! You'll be crossing into Louisiana before you know it!

The horses are beautiful! I'm surprised there wasn't a donkey in there somewhere, though. :P And congratulations on surviving the 96 miles! And... now you wait just a dag on minute! Now you're getting Mexican food, too? NO FAIR! I honestly think you're trying to torture me!! :(

Rio Grande and El Paso look SO beautiful, I love the mountains in the background! And the video of you guys cycling was awesome, as well! YAY, TEXAS!! I'm sorry you got lost again, though! Glad you made your way back!

Oh wow, I've heard of Las Cruces so many times and now you're actually there! I love the Emerald Isle picture! And Texas is SO close! You're already getting so close to halfway there! This is amazing! Keep it up, I'm so proud of you!!

BEAUTIFUL picture of the campsite, landscape and clouds at Caballo! I hope today's ride was much easier and less hilly than previous days. Also, what's going on with the cryptic, illegible Twitter posts? I hope you haven't been hacked!!

I was literally about to come here and comment "You forgot to update the map!", and then I saw Twitter and remembered today was a day off - glad you got to rest up a bit! Also the Oreo Blizzard pic made my week! And it also made me want to go to Dairy Queen... And wait, is that chicken alfredo?! Why are you eating all my favorite foods without me?!? :P

Once again, great pictures! I'm sorry about all the hilly-ness and for your sake I'm hoping there are long flat stretches or downhill rides coming up soon! Keep it up, you're doing great!!

Yayy, New Mexico! 2 states down already! I'm loving the pictures of the landscape and the 'Welcome to New Mexico' sign was a nice touch, too. Hope you all enjoyed the dinner! :)

Amazing pictures and Safford looks like a beautiful place to set up camp! I'm amazed by how much progress you guys have made already. New Mexico, here they come!! :D

Love all the Twitter pics from today! Can't wait until you get to update the map so I can see just how far you've made it!

On top of what you're already doing, what you guys did today is nothing short of amazing. You're the only one of the group I know, but I'm so proud of all of you! Good luck with the climb tomorrow!

That's a beautiful shot of the mountains you posted on Twitter! Glad to see the temperature's cooling off for the next few days for you!

Okay I'm jealous of the burritos. I didn't even get one. And I'm happy to see Rainbow made some friends, but also very curious... are they traveling with the other cyclists? Also, what is it with you and random donkeys when you're traveling? :P

I'm sorry about the heat, but Yayyy, Arizona! One state down already! Keep it up!!

I know it was hot today, but at least you got some great shots of breathtaking desert? #Positivity (maybe?) :P

You guys are an inspiration! Good luck!!!!

Good grief, you've traveled so far already - you've nearly crossed all of California! That's already a huge accomplishment, and you'll be in Arizona in no time! Keep it up! (Also the Twitter picture of Rainbow the Unicorn was both hilarious and adorable!)

Sorry about the rain and storms yesterday, I'm glad to see you and Rainbow are safe! Judging by the picture it looks like today's off to a dry start at least - enjoy!!

So exciting, good luck! Hope your first day went well!