Monday, August 9, 2010

Salmonberey Park, Or- Florence, Or

Salmonberey Park, Or- Florence, Or
Miles 70

Last day of the trip :

I would like to thank everyone on the 2010 adveEnture cycling
transamerica bike trip for making this trip the best thing I have ever
done in my life. All of you brought something unique to this
experience, it wouldn't have been the same trip with out each and
everyone of you.tgenerous individuals who opened their homes to us,
your support and encouragement was fantastic. I am so happy I could
share this experience with you at home. You guys kept me going with
the blog and even kept me peddling up some huge hills. Thank you so
much for your letters and emails. unparallelledp

Extra special thanks to the Voorhees family for being so wonderful to
me and everyone else in the group. Your kindness is truly unparallelled.

Huge thanks to My family, who have provided such an encouraging and
supportive drive throughout this entire adventure. I couldn't have
done this without their love and support.

Somethings I have learned from this trip:

1. For the most part while cycling, looking quite obviously vulnerable
to the public, the individuals you meet are very tkind, helpful, and
interested in meetig you.

2. Bike travel, seeing the outside world at 10 miles per hour is the
best way to travel.

3. The most important thing that this trip taught me is that life is
extreamily short. Adventure keeps you alive and happy. I found that
the most unhappy people in America (from the 4,300+ miles I travled)
are the ones who settle in one place and have no goals or asperations.
I would like to encourage everyone to get curious about the people and
places around you! Start talking to people! Going out side and gettin
active doesn't hurt either.

Life is short, there is a lot to see on this planet. If your not
totally satisfied with life, make some changes. Don't wait.

"If you can do it today, you can do it tomorow, if you wait till
tomorow you will never do it." Fred (age 77 riding tandum with his
wife Barbra 75 TransAm 2010)


  1. Congratulations Amber and team! What an amazing accomplishment. I have truly enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos and reading about your travels. Thank you for sharing this experience with us!

    The McElwains

  2. Congratulations Amber! What an incredible adventure!