A year on the road

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”
Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961

Laura and Russ

Laura Crawford and Russ Roca, who are on an extended ramble across America, passed through Fort Worth in April on their journey from the West Coast to the East Coast.
More than 100 local cyclists turned up at Trinity Bicycles at 207 S. Main St. on April 28 to hear them talk about their adventures on the road.
Russ, a photographer, and Laura, a writer and jewelry maker, began the trip last July in Portland, Ore., cycled down the West Coast and currently are in North Carolina.
As they’ve traveled across the United States, they’ve been stopping in various cities to give presentations about their journey and how others can become bicycle nomads.
They’ve been chronicling their journey on the website The Path Less Pedaled and a Facebook page of the same name. Now they’ve made a video slide show about their first year on the road.
Check it out. A couple shots of their visit to Trinity Bicycles are at 3:50 and 3:54 in the slide show.



Filed under Americana, Blogging on the road, Cycling across America, Journeys, Travels

2 responses to “A year on the road

  1. velohobo

    Hi Jim, great blog!

    My wife and I enjoyed having Russ and Laura stay with us for a few days here in Bryson City, NC. They were wonderful house guests and kept us entertained with stories from the road. They did a cool slide show at our local bike shop, then continued on to Asheville, NC. I would encourage anyone near one of their presentations to make an effort to attend.

    Thanks, Jack Moore

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