I first heard about bicycle touring when I was in junior high and probably thirteen years-old. At that time, I started to plan a trip from my home to visit my older brother, who lived a little over 200 miles away. I never made that trip. In fact, I never toured until a few years ago at the age of 40. That was a short, one-week round trip from Brooklyn to the Catskills.

This summer I will be fulfilling a dream I have had for over thirty years by riding from Brooklyn to San Francisco. I will try to keep up with this blog so that friends and family can follow along. I do not know yet whether it will be a simple travel log of what I see and do or if it will become a journal of my journey across America.