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The most recent trip I did the last 10 days of the summer 2015 is from Salt Lake City UT to Denver CO. I did it alone and self supporting. It was a celebration of sorts.

As blogs go, one has to read backwards. Either click the 500 Mile page on top or please start at post Day 0 an go backwards for a more understandable story. Also, my apologies for the lack of editing. I wrote these entries late at night after long days riding.

This blog started out to be a written and illustrated story telling of our (me, mom, Dana and my kids Sarita and Noah) bicycle trip from Eugene, Oregon to Williamsburg,Va. Well, we made it to Colorado which was burning up with forest fires that summer of 2012.

If you start at the beginning of this blog (way back) you’ll get all the ups and downs (on our bikes and in our heads) of doing a self supporting bike trip with two kids in high school.

Then there’s my trip alone (same summer) from Seattle to Oakland.

Then there’s the trip (2013) that Noah and I started in Salt Lake City where we miserably failed, flew to Portland OR and biked to almost Ft. Bragg (CA) where we rented a U-Haul.

Last summer (2014) kids and I had a miserable trip on the east coast starting in Boston, through Pennsylvania and Delaware and ending in my hometown area of Washington DC or close enough. Didn’t blog about it.



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  1. Jonna / Jun 24 2012 11:16 am

    Wow! I am so inspired by your journey!!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers! Can’t wait to hear about all you are seeing and experiencing!

  2. David Prather / Aug 26 2015 10:07 pm

    Vaya con Dios…maybe at the end of this one, you can make a giant wall mural like the one in your house in Bethesda…(:

  3. Ana Paula / Sep 7 2015 2:14 pm

    Hi Dana, I had the wonderful pleasure to meet you this morning at the Starbucks in Estes Park. I’m so glad we met, you are so inspiring and you have a wonderful soul. Let me know if you come back to Colorado.
    Ana Paula

    • betweenstops / Sep 8 2015 8:07 am

      thanks Anapaula it was super great meeting you please look me up if you’re in the Bay Area you rock I’m so glad we met

  4. Tom Stanley / Apr 6 2018 6:14 am

    Thank you for this blog. I am moved in a way that I haven’t found online in a long time. Your descriptions are a mix of mundane tediousness and poignant emotional connection. Thanks for your experience, your observations, and your admirable effort.

    • betweenstops / Mar 9 2019 7:57 pm

      hmm.. I’m not sure I ever responded to this so here I am. thank you VERY much. it means a lot to me that you liked it. i wish more people would find it. Wishing you the best,

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