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The Ride of a Lifetime, Part 2

On August 12, 2016, HRBike member, Jim Herron conquered the 4,567 mi. Trans-Am bike trek. In a previous article, we learned Jim’s inspiration, training & best experiences. To conclude the emotionaljimconversation…here’s more from Jim:

What is the worst time you had? Admitting I was really sick and needing to stop in Falls of the Rough, KY, on 4/20, was the worst feeling. Thank goodness I recovered by June and was ready to get back out there. As far as on the road, I only had one verbal altercation with a coal truck in Chester, IL; otherwise, the roads and the drivers were as good as one could hope.

What’s your advice to others who might like to go on such a journey? First, just go! Don’t get Continue reading

The Ride of a Lifetime

He did it! HRBike member, Jim Herron, completed the 4,567 mi. trans-American bike trek on Fri., 20160808_152149Aug. 12, 2016! What emotion he must have felt as his feet hit the Pacific Ocean! Many of us have followed Jim’s travels in his blog, and we are thrilled that he will speak about the trip at the Fall HRBike meeting on Oct. 24. We asked Jim a few questions about the tour. Now, here’s Jim:

What inspired you to do this journey? I’ve wanted to do this ride since I did a week – long tour in college, but I was beginning to believe it would never happen. I quit riding 15 years ago to raise children & be with them by coaching their soccer teams. My physical health was deteriorating slowly & I had gained quite a bit of weight. Thanks to work changes for my wife (Christa) and me, the timing worked out perfectly. Something seemed to be screaming at me to do it now, or I might not ever be able to go. Continue reading