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!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 30

Garden City, KS.

I'm back on the road! Flew into KS yesterday. I'm killing time waiting for the post office to open so I can ship a borrowed bike case back home. Thanks for the loaner, Andrew. After that I'll attempt to hitch hike to this spot, precisely where mechanicals forced an end to the last segment of my ride and motivated me to hitch hike 250 miles to Pueblo, CO.

Please donate to Pedals for Progress:


Christina said...

Glad you're back on the road! Looking forward to following along again!

Anonymous said...

Looks flat.
Love, MOM

Steve Fahmie said...

Thanks for your posts mom and Christina! Christina, I can't wait to see you in SF, though I'll probably see you in Jersey first. I'm enjoying the cycling, but life at home beckons. Don't want to be away for too long; it's looking like I'll finish this trip in four legs rather than three. Cheers!