Monday, February 9, 2015

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Leon Webster at a Wells Fargo in Prineville, Oregon
There is an interesting website called Crazy Guy on a Bike. It's where cyclists can post articles and photos about their touring. You can find descriptions about tours on six continents (apparently no one has yet cycled around Antarctica). There is a search feature so you can look up a certain place or a person's name.

Some of you may know longtime Central Indiana Bicycling Association members Chuck Fearnow and Jim Weinmann. Both of them have been frequent riders on CIBA camping rides. In 2011 they did a portion of a cross-country bike ride with Leon Webster from Portland, Oregon to Bar Harbor, Maine. Leon is a former CIBA member and participated on many camping rides before moving to Minnesota in the 1980s. He works for Wells Fargo, so on the trip he had his picture taken at Wells Fargo branches along the route. Leon ended the first leg of his cross-country trip in eastern Montana, and completed the rest in 2013.

Leon did an excellent job documenting the trip on the Crazy Guy on a Bike website. His article is titled "The Long and Winding Road" and there are 101 pages total. One for each day of the trip and few extra about the preparations. The text for each page is fairly light, with quite a few interesting photos. In addition to the photos of Leon at Wells Fargo branches, there are beautiful views of nature, other touring cyclists, historical markers, their campsites, and other roadside attractions.

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