Gallery

At the Yorktown Victory Monument in Yorktown, VA!

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David’s Images (Uploaded Day 71 – October 3, 2010):

 

From sea to shining sea!

 

At the Yorktown Victory Monument with Elliot's grandfather

 

WE DID IT!

 

Elliot's family welcomed us with hugs and kisses and champagne

 

Puffing cigar smoke at the finish line

 

Our bedroom after a 127 mile day: Kappa Alpha at the College of William and Mary

 

Preparing a fajita feast at the volunteer fire station in Mineral, VA after a 106.5 mile day

 

Final major descent of the trip

 

The Blue Ridge Parkway is actually very blue

 

5:00am wake up call at our worst campsite -- a road median near Montebello, VA

 

Dark, foggy, and very steep -- we ascended Mt. Vesuvius in less than ideal conditions

 

Elliot's rear tire called it quits in Virginia

 

Spending the night on a food pantry floor at the Troutville Baptist Church

 

We cycled through all weather conditions

 

Saying it loud and clear in the swing state of Virginia

 

There's no better way to celebrate map 12 of 12

 

Deluxe deli shipment from a loving big sister

 

Elliot zigs and zags his way down the mountain

 

Following Bike Route 76, as in 1976 -- the year of the Bikecentennial

 

Misty mountains in Virginia

 

State 10 of 10!

 

The Hellier Baptist Church prayed for a man with diabetes, then they prayed for us

 

Sleeping accommodations at the Freeda Harris Baptist Center in Lookout, KY

 

She let us crash Latisha and Shannon's household/wedding shower

 

Mountaintop mining is big business in eastern Kentucky

 

The Christian volunteer group fed us, donated to our cause, and let us spend the night

 

The Appalachia Service Project in Chavies, KY

 

Owner of the H.C. Sparks Kentucky Food Store

 

Trailer trash is typical throughout Appalachia

 

He left early in the morning, entrusting his home to us

 

Dr. George Schloemer saw us biking around Berea, KY and offered to take us in

 

Renegade campsite at the Rodeo Pavilion in Harrodsburg, KY

 

Fish sandwiches for lunch at Save-a-Lot in Bardstown, KY

 

Charlie Thurman shows us around The Thurman-Phillips House in Sonora, KY

 

Free steaks at the Double L Grocery in Big Clifty, KY

 

Our bedroom at the volunteer fire station in Utica, KY

 

Chicken enchilada dinner at the Myles family home in Utica, KY

 

Marian gave us free groceries and sandwiches at JR's Market

 

Tobacco leaves drying inside a country barn

 

Kentucky farms chicken

 

 

 

Crossing the Ohio River (IL-KY border) via car ferry

 

 

Challah French toast for breakfast with the Pearlmans in Carbondale, IL

 

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TransAm Roll # 5 (Uploaded Day 61 – September 23, 2010):

Elliot’s most recent photos are live!  Click here to see the latest in our saga.

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David’s Greatest Hits (Uploaded Day 56 – September 18, 2010):

 

Kol Nidre services at Congregation Beth Jacob in Carbondale, IL

 

 

Bunk bed chamber at the Chester Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles #3252

 

 

Crossing the mighty Mississippi into the Land of Lincoln

 

 

Sunset near the MO-IL border

 

 

Private bike path -- always a treat

 

 

Glass in David's rear tire

 

 

After getting caught in a severe rainstorm, nothing is better than a motel pizza party

 

 

A roller coaster road

 

 

Missouri nature scene

 

 

Misty morning in Eminence, MO city park

 

 

Lots of these (and vice versa) in the Ozarks

 

 

Ozark National Scenic Riverway, MO

 

 

"Bathroom" in a Missouri public library

 

 

One pound patty melt for lunch

 

 

Missouri barn

 

 

Home in a city park

 

 

Paul comes out of nowhere to offer warm showers. Good timing: we hadn't bathed in two weeks.

 

 

Missouri certainly showed us!

 

 

We slept in the beer garden, to the left

 

 

The smoking patio sheltered us from tornado watch weather

 

 

Weather is very important to these people

 

 

$1 Budweisers

 

 

Making friends at the His and Hers Bar in Walnut, KS

 

 

It's not easy to bike through this

 

 

Ignoring a road closure means very muddy pedals and gummed up break pads

 

 

We made sure he crossed the road safely

 

 

 

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah fish feast. We had apples and honey, too.

 

 

We've signed a lot of guest books

 

 

Foggy morning ride

 

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David’s Photos (Uploaded Day 46 – September 8, 2010):

 

Before the trim. We are identically aerodynamic now.

 

 

Buzz cut at Bill's Barber Shop in Hesston, KS

 

 

There's no stopping us

 

 

Road closure = dirt biking

 

 

He let us enter the danger zone

 

 

City parks have all we need, except showering facilities

 

 

Way to go

 

 

Dinner at the gas station

 

 

Big gulp for a thirsty guy

 

 

Safe in Casey's General Store after extreme night-riding

 

 

Elliot is cruising

 

 

These are filled with wheat, corn, milo, or soybeans. They are everywhere.

 

 

Western Kansas: more straight and more flat than you think

 

 

The road ahead

 

 

Elliot's tire troubles

 

 

City park campsite

 

 

David explores a field of milo

 

 

City park camping

 

 

Celebrating our first century ride at the Beer Barn in Leoti, KS

 

 

More malts and shakes

 

 

Lots of these menus around

 

 

Grain elevators galore

 

 

Our gold standard for lunch

 

 

Buck and Wes school us about Kansas agriculture

 

 

State six of ten

 

 

Recumbent riders, AKA "two vets riding out the recession"

 

 

Riding two by two

 

 

Heat exhaustion

 

 

A long, lonely road

 

 

Union Pacific boxcars are all over eastern Colorado

 

 

Extra thick chocolate malt for David, strawberry shake for Elliot

 

 

We love city parks

 

 

A few hoodlums wanted to sit next to us outside Safeway

 

 

Mazurka cookies, Latvian sardines, wool socks

 

 

Care package from Mom at our halfway point: Pueblo, CO

 

 

Free city park camping

 

 

Beautiful Colorado road, take two

 

 

Beautiful Colorado road

 

 

Renegade camping with a deluxe dinner

 

 

Hoosier Pass, CO -- highest point on the TransAmerica Trail

 

 

Cam at A-1 Auto in Breckenridge, CO "taps and dies" the problem

 

 

Elliot's defunct trailer bolt

 

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TransAm Roll # 4 (Uploaded Day 45 – September 7, 2010):

Elliot’s images are here for your viewing pleasure.  Out of the mountains and into the plains!

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David’s Snapshots (Uploaded Day 34 – August 27, 2010):

 

Premium bike storage at Thunder Mountain Lodge, Breckenridge, CO

 

 

Morning at Dillon Reservoir, CO

 

 

Dinner at Dillon Reservoir, CO

 

 

Summit County Recreation Path

 

 

Beef jerkey shopping

 

 

Pie and massive serving of ice cream for breakfast

 

 

Breakfast at the Country Cupboard, Kimmerling, CO

 

 

That's right

 

 

USA all the way

 

 

Powered by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

 

 

Electrolytes and the road ahead

 

 

Roadside lunch

 

 

Cows in the A.M.

 

 

Routt National Forest, CO

 

 

Major renegade camping. Cooking in the dark with bugs in our faces.

 

 

At the WY-CO state line

 

 

Beef jerkey is the good stuff

 

 

Double rainbow as we approach Colorado

 

 

After endless headwinds and crosswinds -- what a treat!

 

 

Dinner

 

 

Campsite in Rawlins, WY

 

 

It's called the Discount Grocery for a reason

 

 

Shopping at the Discount Grocery in Rawlins, WY

 

 

Action shot, about to cross one of many Continental Divides

 

 

You bet!

 

 

Breakfast in the gas station

 

 

Muddy Gap Junction, WY

 

 

Wyoming landscape

 

 

We eat plenty of this stuff

 

 

Ghost town: Jeffrey City, WY

 

 

Peanut butter all the time

 

 

Lunch in the shade

 

 

America's average shoulder: road cracks and rumble strips

 

 

They love us

 

 

Native American friends, also sleeping in Lander City Park, WY

 

 

Lunch in Lander, WY: pancakes on steroids. I came close to finishing all three.

 

 

Camping in Lander City Park, WY

 

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TransAm Roll # 3 (Uploaded Day 32 – August 25, 2010):

Elliot’s third round of photos are here for your entertainment and education.  Happy viewing!

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David’s Best of the Best (Uploaded Day 26 – August 19, 2010):

 

Wyoming badlands

 

 

This stuff gives you power

 

 

Fish for lunch

 

 

Canned bean city

 

 

From a supermarket message board

 

 

Having fun

 

 

Pickup ride down the mountain, WY

 

 

That's right

 

 

Showing off the team jersey

 

 

Jon celebrates at Grand Tetons

 

 

Old Faithful frozen yogurt

 

 

Old Faithful spectators

 

 

Hot stuff

 

 

Big bison

 

 

Road map

 

 

Bison sighting in Yellowstone

 

 

Earthquake Lake, near Yellowstone, MT

 

 

Morning condensation

 

 

San Mateo pride

 

 

Riding at dusk

 

 

The golden hour

 

 

Snack break

 

 

Bike-only campground

 

 

Rainstorm on the way

 

 

Jackson Hot Springs, MT

 

 

Clouds everywhere

 

 

Big Sky Country

 

 

Jay and Therese

 

 

Sleeping quarters - Jay's greenhouse shop

 

 

A feast for the ages

 

 

Elliot in teacher mode

 

 

Pausing for reflection

 

 

Desiderata, courtesy of the Toth family

 

 

Bread aisle at the Missoula Food Bank

 

 

Intake card

 

 

Nick at the Missoula Food Bank

 

 

We made it on the wall of fame

 

 

Legends

 

 

Adventure Cycling headquarters

 

 

Toth ladies

 

 

Toth family kitchen

 

 

Nighttime in Missoula, MT

 

 

Yes we can!

 

 

Serious business!

 

 

U.S. History

 

 

Recumbent tandem machine

 

 

Renegade camping

 

 

Lochsa River, ID

 

 

Phillip carbo-loads

 

 

Isaac and Donovan

 

 

Looking good

 

 

We love public libraries

 

 

White Bird Hill, ID

 

 

Water break

 

 

Lots of these around

 

 

Coasting along the Salmon River, ID

 

 

Taking a break

 

 

Zims Hot Springs, ID

 

 

Big breakfast

 

 

Huckleberry milkshakes

 

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TransAm Roll # 2 (Uploaded Day 26 – August 19, 2010):

Click here for Elliot’s second round of pictures from the TransAmerica Trail. Enjoy!

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David’s Greatest Hits (Uploaded Day 11 – August 4, 2010):

 

Filling station

 

 

We finished it all

 

 

Bike shop

 

 

Lunch break

 

 

Chris and Bobby

 

 

Top of McKenzie Pass, OR

 

 

Morning mechanics

 

 

Chili dinner

 

 

Henschel's Farm

 

 

Free smoked salmon at the Salt Creek Store, OR

 

 

Roadside scene

 

 

Dinner

 

 

Last visit to the Pacific Ocean

 

 

Miles for Meals in action!

 

 

Tillamook River, OR

 

 

Break time

 

 

Departing Astoria

 

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Album # 1 (Uploaded Day 11 – August 4, 2010):

Check out Elliot’s pictures

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More classic images — a few pictures from our Cornell days:

 

David and Elliot

 

 

Elliot at the Green Dragon Cafe

 

 

David at the Green Dragon Cafe

 

 

Elliot and David after a long Vespa ride

 

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Elliot and David, 2006:

 

A vintage from our living room at 414 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY

 

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4 Responses to “Gallery”

  1. Marina Nacamuli September 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    David!!!
    It’s Marina, Erin’s friend!!! I’m so inspired by what you are doing!!! Congratulations!!!

    Keep updating this!!! I’ll be checking!!! 🙂

    Marina

  2. Cathy Fuller September 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Hi Elliot,
    It’s Cathy Fuller from Tallmadge Ohio. You observed in my classroom a few years ago. Your Dad keeps me posted on your adventures and this one is certainly awesome! Keep pedaling and pay attention to the pavement! Cheers!
    Cathy

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