Welcome to my adventure, defined as a trip where one is not sure of the outcome. My name is Dave Galvin and I live in Seattle, Washington, USA. I rode my bicycle across the “northern tier” of the 48 contiguous U.S. states from west to east during the summer of 2016: from the extreme Northwest corner at Cape Flattery/Neah Bay, Washington, to the extreme Northeast corner at Quoddy Head/Lubec, Maine.
Here was my planned route:
And here is my actual, deviating only by a short-cut across southern Ontario instead of cycling south of Lake Erie:
I launched on May 15th, 2016. I posted updates approximately weekly, which are found under “Posts” on this website. I also include a description of my touring bicycle and my “kit” of all the stuff I carried with me.
I appreciate your interest in my trip, and I hope my posts provide some insights into my ride and into this great country we Americans call home.
— Dave Galvin ( firstname.lastname@example.org )