Solo Cycle Across America
Coast to Coast, USA
On April 11th, Dave Loughlin from Cube7 Interiors will be attempting to cycle the entire width of the USA! Self sufficient, single handily, over 3100 miles from San Diego, California to Jacksonville, Florida averaging over 100 miles a day for 30 consecutive days!
Carrying his tent, sleeping bag, food, water, bike tools and clothes, this extreme adventure follows the Southern Tier of America through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Accommodation? – the original plan was to organise accommodation along the route via hostels and couch surfing. Apps like Air B&B, Expedia and a cycling app called Warm Showers. Warm Showers offer cyclists on a tour the opportunity to stay with a rated person in a spare room or sofa….. Example to the left….. Phyllis Wells!!! What a little legend Phyllis is! I’m actually looking forward to contacting her when I’m closer in (3 days prior) to see if I’m ok to stay at her house for the night! So for this I’m carrying my sleeping bag along the whole route and I had planned on taking my small 1 man tent as a ‘just in case’ however the more and more I’ve thought about carrying this tent the whole way without using it I’ve decided that using it more and more actually frees my ride up for me to cycle as far or as little as I want each day. I still plan to find recognised campsites (all on my maps and gps) and only in unpredicted circumstances be sleeping off the beaten track and never on the road side!
Why? – Previous adventures include summiting Kilimanjaro, trekking the Amazon rainforest, Rafting the Zambezi River, Ironman Brazil Sweden and Wales, Comrades Ultra Marathon…. So I’ve had my fair share of endurance events and survival training.