Monday, September 28, 2015

Day 39- Looks like we made it!

We left Ashland and headed for the coast. The weather was perfect overcast and the rain held off all day. We followed the Capital Trail most of the day and made it to Yorktown right at 5 pm. I will try and describe the feeling you get after riding almost 4000 miles on a bike. First, you know you are done in 100 miles so the day drags on as you ramp up anticipation. Then, your determined to finish as fast as you can. After the burn settles in, you become nostalgic and look back on all the people you have met and what we have seen. Lastly, you cry the last five miles as you realize you have just accomplished something that less than 1% of people do. You have rode your bike across America!! This just shows that average people can do hard things. One pedal at a time, one day at a time.

A huge Thank you to Bob, my hubby! He amazed me with his strength to ride 39 days after a knee replacement 4 months ago. He never complained and said he loved the whole adventure. I couldn't have made it without him. Second, thanks to all my sags- Baron, Don and David, and Dad. All of them were troopers and supported us every day on this journey. Lastly, thank you to the Switchpoint team. You guys are amazing and inspire me to keep on keeping on! See you soon.

Made it to the Atlantic!
Janis, Carol and Bob crossing into Yorktown

Miles 3677

Bob proud of his biker tan!

I am so excited to meet with Utah Senators Lee and Hatch tomorrow. Stay tuned!


  1. Awesome! Way to go Bob and Carol!!!!!

  2. WAAAAAAAHOOOOOOO!!!!! You guys are INCREDIBLE!!!!!! :0)

  3. Super terrific! Wish I was there to give you both high fives!! 👏✋👍

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  5. Good luck!!! all the best to you!

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