A Travellerspoint blog

July 2013

54 Days out

How do you train for something like this anyways?

As we get closer to departure date, I will be introducing you to Wynn's teammates on this great adventure. They will be actively taking part in this blog as well. My husband is 58 years old. He has been on many adventures with me; Carribean cruises, Hawaii, Hiking Grand Canyon, Israel,ect...He is always excited to go and enjoys any adventure I put together for us. But this trip is his baby! And I hope it is indeed the trip of a lifetime for him. Wynn sent this to be posted today.

So, what are the three of us doing these days? Well, first of all, we are riding our bicycles frequently. Yesterday, we rode a 35 mile ride south from Berea/Metro Parks and returned on Station Road in Columbia. We will meet again to ride on Wednesday at our club ride, the Silver Wheels, a club centered out of Oberlin.

I was without my #1 bicycle for the past two weeks getting repairs done on it. I pretty much have a new bicycle now, including repairs that I had done in the spring of this year. Closer to the leaving date, I will throw on a couple of new tires, all of which I hope will take me the 2,600 miles. In the two week void, I was using bike #2 that my boss graciously gave to me several years ago (thank you).

The three of us will be meeting in a week or so, to go over more details of the trip – mapping of the route, practice packing of our van that we are taking (hopefully we will have enough room), compare lists of items that we are taking to be prepared as best as possible.

That is it for now. I have to save some more for later posting.

Wynn (known affectionately to my wife as "Schwynn")

Posted by brendagerber07 04:54 Archived in USA Comments (3)

Blog is up and running

We'll be in Savannah in less than 2 months...

I am working hard to learn how to use this blog. I am trying to insert pictures and videos and also trying to learn how to include our daily map. The riders are working hard to get in shape, riding many miles each week. I am looking for grilling and crockpot recipes that will make easy meals for along the way. Hotels have been researched and we hope to book as we go along. The riders are fine tuning their bikes. Wynn gets his bike out of the shop tomorrow. He had a crack in one of his rims. These are the kinds of things that we hope happen now so the bikes are all in great riding condition! Wynn got a helmet cam that we hope to use on this trip as well.

So follow along and pray for us all as we begin the final weeks of preparation. Soon the Pony Ride will begin...
Respectfully,
Brenda

Posted by brendagerber07 20:07 Archived in USA Comments (4)

Ready or not...Here we come!

Planning for the Pony Ride begins

sunny 76 °F

Wynn's dream team is coming together. The dream to ride across the United States on bicycles is becoming a reality. Teammates include Colleen Linn, Dan Roob and me (Brenda - I will be the SAG Master and I am Wynn's wife) We all got together and met at Colleen's on Saturday. Questions and answers, laughter and excitement surrounded our little group as we talked and made sure we were all on the same page. We talked about vehicles, hotels, eating, injuries, ect... Everyone left excited for preparation to begin in earnest.

Wynn has been busy downloading music so we can have a full playlist available to pick out the "Song of the Day" on the trip. Evelyn sent a list of songs to add to the list too. Brenda is busy putting every stop on the Scenic Drive website so we can find hotels, food and points of interests along the way. Yes, the excitement is growing and 2 months from now we will be on our way.

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Posted by brendagerber07 19:34 Archived in USA Comments (5)

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