have arrived home and completed their
bicycle adventure from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, having
started west of Portland, Oregon and ending in Portland, Maine!!!!!
Their stats for the trip:
3,951 miles and 93,740 feet!
They will depart from Portland, Maine on September 5 and
fly to San Francisco. From there they each go their own way. Carolyn will
travel by train and arrive in Paso Robles on September 6. I don't know
Anne's travel plans from there.
We'll keep this site up - watch for photos from the trip
and perhaps some messages from Anne and Carolyn.
I have the phone number where they
are staying until they depart Portland, Maine. If you would like to
contact them, contact me and I will give you their number.
If you've got any news on the
pair, or want to send Anne and Carolyn an email message, please do. We'll
add it to our web pages and pass it on to them.
And the pair really enjoys getting
these. They are sorry that they are
unable to respond while on the road, but will remember later.
||Football sized hail, tornado speed winds, nights below 0, days in
the 100's. Who cares!! Feet up, taking it easy.|
Scottsbluff, Nebraska |
Concord, New Hamshire|
Council Bluffs, Iowa|
ANNE KELLY 68, retired, 2 sons, 1
granddaughter Anne has been cycling 15 years, this is her first
cross country tour but she has done many other tours that were
shorter such as the Santa Fe Trail, a tour around the Finger Lakes
of New York, and a tour of Nova Scotia. Anne lives where ever she
hangs her "helmet". There is a special man in her life - Harmon.
CAROLYN WALTERS 64, retired, 2
sons, 2 granddaughters, 2 grandsons Carolyn has been cycling 6
years, this is her second cross country tour. Her first one was four
years ago on the southern route from San Diego to St. Augustine, FL.
Carolyn lives on the lovely central coast of California. There is a
dear dog in her life - Charlie.
Anne and Carolyn started this tour June 15th from the coast of
Oregon when they dipped their rear wheels in the Pacific Ocean. They
average 60 miles per day with one day off per week. Their longest
day was 90 miles. They camp most nights. Their half way point is
Council Bluffs, IA. They expect to reach Portland, ME sometime in
September when they will dip their front wheel in the Atlantic
Many folks have opened their homes to us along our route. This
adventure would not be possible without many at home and those met
along the way that have supported our tour. We want to thank you one
and all and for all the wonderful E-mail messages of support and
encouragement. It is nice to know that we are not alone in our
Their planned route includes the following segments
Rode 554 miles and climbed 18,300
feet riding from Astoria to Nyssa
- Rode 558 miles and
climbed 9,400 feet following the Snake River
- Rode 486 miles and
climbed 10,560 feet riding from Alpine to Orin
- Rode 548 miles and
climbed 8,300 feet riding from Henry to Omaha
- Rode 304 miles and
climbed 11,110 feet riding from Council Bluff to Muscatine
- Rode 266 miles and
climbed 1,560 feet riding from Buffalo Prarie to Iroquois
- Rode 149 miles and
climbed 2,700 feet riding from Kentland to Monroeville
- Rode 367 miles and
climbed 12,000 feet riding from Convoy to Conneaut
- Rode 53 miles and
climbed 1,300 feet riding from West Springfield to Orchard Beach
- Rode 545 miles and
climed 5,400 feet riding from Ripley to North Hoosick
- Rode 45 miles and
climbed 4,010 feet riding from Bennington to Brattleboro
- Rode 118 miles and
climbed 6,700 feet riding from Keene to Dover
- Rode 64 miles and
climbed 5,400 feet riding from South Berwick to Portland