A talk about planning and riding 4,257 miles alone across the country in 55 days and a demonstration of the loaded 85-pound bicycle needed to do it safely. Long days of up to 120-miles were possible for this out-of-shape rider with bad knees. The rider, bicycle, and gear will all be present.
Format: 60 min. slideshow with Q&A and 30 min. demonstration & unpacking of the loaded bike. Suitable for adults and teenagers.
Mike Woods is a structural engineer who has lived in San Francisco since 2000. Most days he can be found at his desk, drawing and performing calculations for floodgates, tunnels, and bridges. In high school, he used to ride from library to library to find books and explore his home state of Massachusetts. On June 1, 2013, after very little exercise, but much planning, he mounted his bicycle and began a 4,257-mile ride from San Francisco to Boston.