Welcome to Leaving It On the Road, 2.0! Initially designed to chronicle my epic cross-country bicycle ride with my dad last summer, I’ve decided to give everything a fresh new look for 2014. With the help from Zack Ayers, fellow JMU Duke and talented web designer, we’ve come up with a site that captures the spirit of the ride and covers new goals for my future journey.
For those not caught up on the latest news, last April, my father and I joined 21 other crazy souls and embarked on a 5-week, 3,457-mile bike ride from California to Massachusetts. For 33 days, we rode an average of 100+ miles through 14 states. There was snow, sleet, rain, mountains, deserts, forests, and endless, endless fields of almost every vegetable or fruit imaginable.
It was a difficult journey, but with the support of my dad, the other cyclists, and the incredibly helpful support staff from the America By Bicycle Company, we all made it to the end in one piece. With the ride behind me, I look to the future with a new concept for what is possible when you put your mind to something. Follow me on this new journey as I put the lessons picked up on the road to the test.
Want to catch up on the ride from start to finish? No problem. Just tap on “The Ride” section on the menu bar above to experience the trip as it’s never been seen before. But that’s not all…as you can see I’ve been up to a few things since the end of the ride.
Interested to see how the marathon training has been going? Maybe you’re curious on living a more balanced life. Check out the Wellness or Marathon section to get the latest info on either one.
Want to see how far I’ve progressed on the book so far, or send me an email and connect? It’s all here, so stay awhile and check it out. But above all, make sure to Leave It On the Road.
- R.E. Wagner