Myself and my colleague Chris Tremonte are planning to ride from Seattle the San Francisco around July 24 – Aug 3. Now, Chris is almost a pro Triathelete and he wants to do this 800+ mile ride in around 10 days.
I’m not exactly any athlete so I’m taking a sissy approach and I’ll join Chris in Eugene and ride to SF from there. I’ll take the Amtrak CoastStarlight to Eugene. Eugene is 50 miles from the coast and about midway between Yachats and Reedsport.
We will shortly put together close to final day by day itinerary* (with elevation gain, camping spot) but for now here is how it look like:
|**Start**||**End**||**Day Mileage**||**Cumulative Mileage**||**Date**||**Potential Place To Stay**|
|Seattle||Centralia||94.2||94.2||Fri 24 July|
|Kelso||Astoria||57.2||207.1||Sat 25 July|
|Manzanita||Netarts||40.1||285||Sun 26 July|
|Lincoln City||Yachats||49.9||382.9||Mon 27 July|
|Reedsport||Bandon||54.8||486.5||Tue 28 July|
|Gold Beach||Crescent City||55.8||599.8||Wed 29 July|
|Orick||Eureka||46||684.8||Thu 30 July|
|Redcrest||Leggett||55.8||782.4||Fri 31 July|
|Fort Bragg||Point Arena||44.4||870.2||Sat 1 Aug|
|Jenner||Point Reyes Station||42.5||964.3||Sun 2 Aug|
- Thanks to Chris
Now few things which suck about the above itinerary, there is no time to party in SF. Well I’m going to pain Chris to start early so that we can keep some time to be in SF!
So what is the cause ?
_Personal _Earlier I got email from Aparajita suggesting like Alok’s Rainier Climb, we can fundraise for Asha with our bike ride. I like Asha’s cause and zero-overhead approach, so please donate for Asha to support our cause. Asha has supported a project in my hometown in India – the Mayaboli school for hearing impaired. For those who know me and would like to personally donate for this cause I would be really happy to receive donations for the same. Please note unlike the general Asha the donations for Mayaboli are not tax deductible
_Team Cause _We want to promote our team HealthVault and make this a road trip to spread the word about need to improve the state of health care, particularly we want to talk to individual citizens and express the need to assert right to Health Data.
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How are we going to roll?
We still need to finalize our gear but this will be an essential part – the Helmet Camera. (if Chris can get it time).
We will also post our progress on twitter with geo location, and potentially make a graphic of our progress. For now here is feed from our twitter account:
Call to action
Join us - I know this is call to all my friends, well-wishers and bike enthusiasts, saddle up and join us!!! Seriously if you have any inhibitions let me know, and i can help you put them at ease.
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