Hello everybody. I received the following email from a mother concerning the wisdom of her son taking a cross-country bike trip next spring.† What advice or feedback do you have for her?† Is this a good idea?
I have an 18-year-old son whose senior year basically ends in mid-February.† He told me recently that he wants to bike from Portland to San Francisco to St. George, Utah, to Flagstaff, AZ† and back home to Tucson, Arizona over a 2 month period ALONE, staying at campgrounds along the way.
For the past 2 years, he has been very involved in a youth cycling club and the local bike co-op.† He is a very good student, an eagle scout and runs marathons.† I am concerned about safety regarding this trip.† What can he do to make it safer? †Are there groups that do similar rides?
So, what advice would you have for this mom and her son concerning this trip? Comment below.