May 11, 2004

Lewis, Clark & Jim

Biking over 3300-miles from St Louis to the Pacific
Celebrating the Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the 200 year Bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark Expedition in 2004 than to retrace their steps from the banks of the Missouri River outside of St Louis, west through eleven states and more than 3300-miles west to the Pacific Ocean. Weather was definitely a factor for this trip as it was for the original explorers. And while it seems that people are few and far between along the way, much as it was 200 years ago, those souls I met along the way always were generous with hospitality given with a smile. The big difference with this 'modern' expedition is that Lewis didn't have to deal with as many flat tires as I did. [smile]