Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yellowstone, Yosemite and Beyond: For Emily

Some people wonder why a person my age would ever bicycle across the United States.  Most of you know:  I'm not exactly a young fellow, and the legs don't look as good or feel as good at 62 as they used to.  I say:  because I can. 

The scenery, seen at slow-motion, alone is worth it.  Tomorrow, I'm heading out again on the second leg of my journey.  I'm planning on cutting north up to South Dakota and the Black Hillls and then on to Yellowstone.  After that I'll bend south again, across Utah and Nevada, through Yosemite and on to the coast of the Pacific.

I thought it might be nice to post a few pictures (from my brother Tim and a gentleman from Vancouver, Washington, Timmy Campbell, also a serious rider).  It's not hard to have these kind of views from the seat of a bike--even if the seat, itself, is kind of hard.

Buffalo grazing in Grand Teton National Park. 
(Picture by Tim Viall)

My trip should end after passing through Yosemite National Park.
Estimated time of arrival:  August 23.
(Tim Viall)

This picture comes from Timmy Campbell, from his ride down the Pacific coast.
He's a new Facebook friend and a serious bicyclist.

This is also a picture from Timmy Campbell's coastal tour.
I hope to see some trees like this on my own journey.

(Picture by Tim Viall)

Yellowstone in winter.
At least I won't have to worry about snow on my ride.
(Tim Viall)
There's another great reason to ride.
Because I love my diabetic daughter
(Emily is at right).

If you would like to donate to help find a cure for type-1 diabetes please click HERE

(This single click takes you to my fund-raising page.  There, click again on "donate to this event."  Then click "Biking and Painting for Diabetes."


  1. LOVE YOU DAD!!!!!!!! -Em

  2. Love you, brother, and, am flattered you liked and posted some of my photos. We anticipate your arrival in CA in about four to five weeks; ride safe, and may wind be at your back and the mosquitoes don't get you at night! Tim V.