Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Biking Blogger

"The Happy Cycler"


Or the blogging biker, whichever you prefer. Here I am on my bike at Bayfield, where I used to own a trailer...sniff...But, I'm looking ahead, NOT looking back! And soon I'll be packing up my wicker bicycle basket and heading out of town. I have to skedaddle as I have a long journey ahead of me.




A number of you responded to my last post in which I asked if I could cycle to your city as I am more motivated to keep going if I have a destination. Well, I have TEN destinations so I am going to be pedaling my hinie off!! I've decided that I am going to try to visit all of you who responded so I am going to have to take a few flights in order to do that. 


It's still not too late to join in my journey. If you see me getting close to where you live let me know. Also, if you agree, I will post my email so you can contact me - I'll ask you a few questions, sort of like an informal interview, and post your responses on my blog. No pressure, up to you!


I haven't figured out the mileage yet, that'll be my next step. Like I did last year I'll post my progress in my sidebar. I'm going to start off by heading to Warren PA first, then Harrisburg PA, Centreville VA, NE Ohio (late addition), down to Central Florida, west to Houston Texas, north to Antioch IL, waaaaay west to Lewiston, Idaho, zip up to Vancouver BC, fly east to Toronto, ON where I'll have my last visit, then back home to London, ON.


Yikes! What have I gotten myself into? 


I wonder where I'll be spending Christmas??

18 comments:

Little Lamb said...

Oh you are so close you will need to stop by Trenton, on and see me, please and thanks! I'll make sure I have food in the fridge if you do. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey wait you missed me in philadelphia pa..


Judy

Out My window said...

Wow, I can't wait to see if you make the grade!

Suzy said...

I suggest Christmas here in the south!
Susanna

Anonymous said...

You can visit me in Cape May, New Jersey! Southern tip of N.J. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

If you are here (Central Florida) we can visit Disney World!

Sarah said...

Christmas is best with snow and close to home come spent it in TO!

louise said...

ooh! feel like visiting us downunder? It's nice and warm here at the moment!
I'm near the Blue Moutains if you'd like to drop by :)

http://eliminate-my-debt.blogspot.com/2008/01/want-to-see-where-i-live.html

jpkittie said...

woohooo! So exciting!

I wish I could do something similar, but I dont' bike! hehe.... I know that totally doesn't make sense! ;)

Tanner said...

I really wish I had a place to invite you to. Seems like my end of the world would be in between a few of your tentative destinations... but hey, if you don't care for a local tourist that is as lost as a broken compass, then swing by D.C. on a weekend! I could rent a hotel room for you to stay.

Mark said...

I'll have Fred whip you up something yummy. Or if you don't like French Food, my Mom can do Pennsylvania Dutch. Either way, I won't be cooking. m.

Anonymous said...

Jane, I am so glad you will be in Beautiful B.C. Are you aware your route is in the shape of a starters pistol?
I ll meet you at the ferry with your fav flavour of Ice Cream!
barb

Christy said...

If you are stopping in Trenton you will at least have to wave as you go through Brighton!

Sharon said...

You could stay with us, then visit Tanner, no need for a hotel room...DC is just 30 miles away!

Can't wait to hear how this bike ride goes! :)!

SonyaAnn said...

I can't wait to "see" you!

Marge Mercurio said...

Where have I been? Out of the loop, that's for sure! If you still need a place to land, there's a spare room and empty bed here in lovely Colorado!

You are more than welcome so keep that in mind if you need a more western course!

Marge

The Witch said...

Jane,
Isn't this so much fun riding your way around the country. I use to do this all the time but when we moved I sold my bike I'm think of getting another one for Christmas so I'll be in shape for the Spring. The company will also pay $100.00 towards any exercise equipment.
Are you going to pick-up any souvenirs on the way? Are you also going to use different colour pins or stickers for when you have reached your destinations. I'm thinking of all the great fun you can have while giving you inspiration to peddle your buns off and lose weight also. What a win win situation.

Marguerite said...

wow, that's a huge bike trip. You'll have to 'say hi' to folks in BC for me! ha ha