On July 18, 2013, I left home in Scottsdale, AZ headed for San Diego, CA. This was the beginning of a 23 day trip along the pacific coast –from Phoenix to San Diego to Seattle and back via the Rocky Mountain states. As always, I took his trusted bicycle along for a ride.
Affectionately called a “Drive ‘n’ Bike,” I drove over 4400 miles, through nine states, fourteen cities, and biked a total of 450 miles in those cities.
At most of my stops I was able to find rides with fellow cyclists and celebrate the scenery, culture, and charm of each locale. I also had the honor of making several speaking presentations to various organizations and groups and share my personal story about adversity and accomplishment. I also took the opportunity to offer my book, “Behind the Dumpster” to those who were interested in learning more about this inspiring story.
Below are the stories of some of my incredible experiences on this journey: