The Big Ride is over and it is time to focus on settling into Oakland and continuing my education at the University of California, Berkeley. It was a great ride and I want to thank everyone who helped along the way with recommendations, hospitality, and messages of support.
I made a short video from footage I collected along the way and I tallied some numbers below.
Big Ride Big Country:
By the Numbers:
39 days total
172 average miles/day
825 most miles in a day (Tuscaloosa, AL to Keller, TX)
12+ parks (Cacapon Resort State Park, Shenandoah National Park, Hunter Island State Park, Barton Springs City Park, Santa Fe National Forest, San Juan National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, Ochoco State Park, Umpqua National Forest, Crater Lake National Park, Redwoods National Park, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and others)
8 nights camping
6 nights in an hotel
25 nights with friends
many podcast episodes (This American Life, CarTalk, Stuff You Should Know, and the Writers Alamanac)