Saturday, 28 August 2010

A New Adventure Beckons..

First a big thank you to all of you that followed my Trans American cycle ride, your comments on Facebook, Tweets on Twitter and comments on the Blog have been great.

As most of you are aware I've spent the last three weeks on Vancouver Island as guests of my good friends Mark and Becky, I have eaten them out of house and home and been taken on some lovely trips around this beautiful island.

I'm now champing at the bit to get pedalling again and I've been keeping my cards close to my chest about my route as I wasn't 100% sure myself where I might head to next. I've now decided,  that having loved the East to West Trans Am across America that I should get a full flavour of the country and cycle from North to South following the Adventure Cycling Association's Pacific Coast route.

So tomorrow I'm heading off via a few different ferries to Anacortes in North America stopping off on the islands of San Juan and Orcas first.

I will then head back out to Astoria in Oregon and follow the Pacific Highway down the coast of America to the Mexican border. 

It's a 1853 mile route and I'll be using the ACA's trusty maps to keep me on track, although it should be a bit easier to navigate as I just need to keep the sea to my right!

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Stuart Woolger - The Midlifecyclist

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  1. You rock Stu! Good Luck!!
    Peace :)

  2. Cheers Chandra, appreciate the support from a fellow Thorn Nomad rider :-)

  3. This is fantastic news- I was starting to worry about running out of ways to kill time at work. Leanna and I lived in Seattle for many years and have friends in the area, so if you'd like a place to stay please let me know and I will ask around. Enjoy the islands and keep an eye out for orca!

  4. Good luck Stu, hope the sun shines for you. Ride safe Bro.


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