Triking Across America – diagonally –
Photo Journal Part 1
Washington to Florida
On June 29, 2014, Catherine (Cat) Brubaker and Dan Zimmerman set off from Anacortes, Washington on their recumbent trikes to trike across America – diagonally. Their destination – Key West, Florida – a trip of 5,200 miles.
I can’t even wrap my head around driving 5,200 miles in a car, let alone covering that distance under pedal-power. (I made up that word.)
Here’s what 5,200 miles looks like.
Cat, who survived two brain injuries triked to raise awareness for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on “Cat’s Ride for Life.”
Dan, a stroke survivor, pedaled for awareness for stroke prevention with “Spokes Fighting Strokes.”
This is the van loaded down with equipment, supplies, and food that will be traveling with Cat and Dan.
Oops! A blowout before the trip even begins
Cat is interviewed by AZCentral – 12 News – The Arizona Republic
Cat and Dan ride under “Spokes Fighting Strokes.”
Cat and Dan ride about 50 miles per day and their average speed is about 13mph. They’ve seen a wolf, wild turkeys, and even “giant” crickets in Washington. Here are some of the beautiful sites Cat has encountered along the way. (More to come.)
Check out the Ascent and Elevation on this Garmin.
Cat and Bear sharing a little love.
Lake McDonald in National Glacier Park
Purple wild flowers along the highway
Hmm, wondering if this will be Cat’s new wheels for another Trip Across America.