My Route, More or Less (Red line, but starting in NY)

My Route, More or Less (Red line, but starting in NY)

Make a Difference

I'm pedaling for many reasons, the most important of which is to raise awareness and funds for Pedals For Progress. P4P is a non-profit that collects used bicycles and sewing machines in the US and donates them to poor people overseas. P4P combines my love of bicycling with my growing concern for those deprived of life's most basic necessities - sparked by a visit to the slums of Kibera in June '09 (pictures). P4P improves mobility and economic options for destitute people, opening pathways to greater dignity and opportunity.

Please make a donation, if you can (please write "TSQ2USQ" in the '...honor of' field). Remember, a bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. :)

My Game Plan

I'm following portions or all of three routes mapped out by the Adventure Cycling Association: the Atlantic, TransAm, & Western Express. I'll cycle through thirteen states: NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, KY, IL, MO, KS, CO, UT, NV & CA! I'm leaving on 4/17/10, and expect to return to New Jersey by mid June - back to my family, friends, & neighbors. I plan on cycling 5 - 6 hours per day, 6 days/week, usually starting in the early AM. My laptop and phone will allow me to work remotely most days, but I won't pass up opportunities to smell the roses along the way!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Pictures from the 1st, 2nd & 3rd day's rides:

Please donate to Pedals for Progress:


Jim Vance - Hoboken said...

O, Boy, Steve: You rode the NCRR trail! It's a beautiful ride. Jim and I rode it a few years ago. Now you know why the early settlers were willing to fight the British to keep this land. Lots of history through here. I'm just loving being with you, virtually, the entire way. Love, MOM

Anonymous said...

Not Jim Vance. Somehow he hacked into my laptop, I guess. Love the pictures and comments. But too bad about your chain problems. Hope you get this repaired for good. Love, MOM

Rob K said...

Hey Steve. Enjoying the blog. Glad to see you smiling in the pictures and look forward to hearing about your continued adventures.
Rob K.

Steve Fahmie said...

Rob: Work must be on auto pilot if ur finding time to kill reading blogs. Somehow I made a wrong turn and headed south instead of west. I'll straighten that out tomorrow. I'll be heading toward Charlottesville, VA

Joyce said...

Hi Steve.

I blamed my weight gain this week at WeightWatchers to my being green with envy towards you! I don't know what I'll use next week, but you came in handy for today.

Seriously - I'm over the envy and back to being inspired by you and proud of you. I have some buddies now at WW to go bike riding with tomorrow so I am glad I didn't skip the meeting. I was thinking about maybe riding with you for about 10 miles or so when you take off from Sacto. Not sure about the date you will arrive (nor my bike riding skills) as of now, but I thought it might get me going and ride some every day until your arrival. Would you be okay with that or do you want to be alone - (like Marlene Deitrich)? Just a suggestion.
Love ya - JA

Steve Fahmie said...

Hey Joyce. I'd be glad to ride w/ u for 10 miles in Sacramento, especially if it gets you out riding everyday in anticipation! See in in a month or so. :)