While I truly enjoyed my first career as a college professor, being retired is the best profession I could ever have imagined. I have time to share with my life’s partner (Sally) as well as time for lots of yoga, running and cycling. I’m from Zimbabwe, where everyone rides a bike… it’s a fundamental form of transport. So why wouldn’t one cycle 3000 miles up the East Coast?
Sally and I live in Providence, R.I. It’s a quirky little state, but that isn’t the reason we leave for adventures far and wide whenever we can. We just love to travel.
I'm a writer and editor, a wife and mom, runner and yogi, and dog lover. I've been planning escapes on my bike since I was a kid. With Dee I've ridden across Ohio and across New York state, around Vermont, among so many fun adventures.
At the time I planned and took the ride, I worked as the communications manager for the East Coast Greenway Alliance and lived in Durham, NC. Now Bob and I live in Westerly, R.I. I guess I'm still chasing after Dee!
About The Ride
Do you want the short version or the long one?
Short version: We're two friends who like to take bike trips, and we can finally take the time (two months) to tackle a long ride, all the way up the East Coast.
The longer version: How much time do you have? Lisa wrote about why she wanted to take this ride, and why now — and we hate to repeat ourselves . You can read her version here.