Hi there, my name is Dana Zed and these are my experiences. All of this material is mine. I trust you dear reader to keep it that way and to enjoy it. Perhaps it can inspire you to do what you want to do. I hope so.
As blogs go, one has to read backwards. Click the pages on top for a chronologically correct bike trips. 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. Unable to get past the fires, we turned back to the West coast
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.
Finally there’s the trip I did alone from Salt Lake City UT to Denver CO in 2015. There was nothing on the web about riding over the Rockies when I started this trip, except for a “crazy guy on a bike blog” and he took a shuttle bus over the top!