The Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list.  I am not an exception.  Of course my bucket list has or had many cycling adventures on the list.  I am sure you are shocked by that.  Not all are cycling related,but most are.

Circumventing Lake Erie was high on my list.  I was able to accomplish that 2 years ago and thus I was able check that one off the list.  Hiking the Grand Canyon is still on the list.  As is visiting Normandy, France and also the Vatican in Rome, Italy.  See, I told you it wasn’t all about cycling!

But I have to admit, the number one thing on my list is to cycle coast to coast.  I am happy to announce that I will be able to check this off my list in a few months.

Beginning in March of 2019, I will begin an adventure that will take me and 40 of my new best friends from San Diego, California to St Augustine, Florida.  We will cross thru the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida on a journey that take 52 days to complete.

I am blessed that I am able to try to accomplish this goal and it will take a lot of hard work to make it happen.  I started spinning classes about a month ago to keep in cycling shape and also to improve my cardiovascular system.  I have averaged about three classes a week and can feel the improvements already.  I will still try get out and ride the real bike, but with Ohio winters, that is always a challenge with the darkness and all.

Many of you may think I have lost my mind to take 2 months and cycle across America.  But I think I am lucky to have the opportunity.  Besides, you got to try to finish your bucket list with the days you are given in this life.