So the time has finally come when the next adventure can begin. Covid means that we cannot carry on with our original plan to cycle to Australia as the next countries on our route are not really places to be at the moment. So we have had to change plans and on Wednesday 23 February we leave Ludlow and fly to San Diego; the aim is to cycle across the Southern USA “towards” New Orleans. I say “towards” because at this point I have no idea if we will get all the way there or not. The bikes are being packed, plane tickets are bought and the next two months are marked out of the work diary.
We are planning to roughly follow the Southern Tier Route published by the wonderful American Adventure Cycling Association. This great bunch of folks plot routes across the USA. We have already followed their Sierra Cascades route in 2013 when we worked off paper maps and carried books. Now it is all Apps and Kindles.
I have now added a “subscribe” button so that you can get an email each time we blog. Please subscribe if you want to follow this trip from the comfort of your armchair.
We’ll try to blog along the way – when we have internet access – so you can follow the “haps” and “mishaps” as we amble across the southern USA.
Another adventure begins …..
6 thoughts on “On the cusp – nearly there for San Diego towards New Orleans”
Vaya con Dios! The Shire awaits your safe return.
Thanks. It all feels a bit daunting at the moment – but really excited.
Dear Bernie & David,
Wishing you all the very best on your new adventure.
So wonderful to see you both the other day, (albeit briefly David) and will follow your blog with great interest.
On Sun, 20 Feb 2022, 7:07 pm Bernie and David’s Cycling Blog, wrote:
> David Lock posted: “So the time has finally come when the next adventure > can begin. On Wednesday 23 February we leave Ludlow and fly to San Diego to > cycle across the Southern USA “towards” New Orleans. I say “towards” > because at this point I have no idea if we will get all” >
Thanks so much. As always, we have so much to thank the collective Jansen family for! Hope you enjoy armchair cycling.
Bernie and David we are so excited to hear of your new adventure. We are in Arizona and will look up your route. We would love to connect. But if not have a wonderful adventure and we will be following your blog. Tom and Carolyn Sullivan
Tom and Carolyn, Thanks and it would be great to meet up. David