My brother Cliff, a friend from our church, Dave Kennedy and myself left my house this morning at 6:00 am. We are driving my pickup and pulling a trailer that I built, that has six bicycles and all our camping stuff for two months in it. The two ladies on the trip are flying out, and we will pick them up at the airport on Wednesday at 4:00 pm. Hopefully, that is the plan. We also have two guys driving out and joining us at the halfway point and bicycle With us the last month of the trip.
The bicycle trip from Yorktown, Virginia to my house is 3,987 miles. The road trip we started this morning is 2,987 miles, exactly 1000 miles shorter. The reason is the bicycle route zig-zags all over the place to stay on back roads that have very little traffic, but our driving route is major Freeways the entire way. We have had the cruise control set on 70 and 80 mph most of the way, and are making good time. We are rotating drivers about every three hours which so far is working good.
We have driven 700 miles in 13 hours which is about 55 mph on average, and we stopped for gas three times and stopped and ate dinner at our son Seth’s place in Twin Falls, Idaho, which was very fun though we only stayed for 30 minutes. So far we are on schedule, hopefully, we don’t run into a tornado😳 Here is a picture of my trailer that I built. It is 7 feet wide, 10 feet long, and 6 foot 1 inch tall. I made it out of 2×2’s and 1/4 in plywood and covered it with fiberglass.