I have been biking for over thirty years. My passion is bicycle touring – self supported and I try to take at least two trips a year. My dream is to ride across the United states on Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Route. Since that takes about three months to complete and I only get one month’s vacation a year, I don’t think it will happen until I retire – and that seems to be a moving target! Because of that, my wife has encouraged me to take week long trips to satisfy my camping desires. I just completed my first trip of 2009 at the beginning of June – a trip down Skylinbe Drive. I will start this blog by making belated entry’s about that trip.