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The desert

This has been a trip of extremes. First we had the cold, rain and snow. Now the heat.

Winter storm (with ride photos)

The big day arrived Friday, March 8, when our group of 30 women would depart from Dog Beach in San Diego to begin our trek across the USA.

Along the Southern Tier

The flights from Albany to San Diego were crowded and on time. Las Vegas, where I changed planes, was warm and sunny, but San Diego is cool and overcast. I picked up my bike today at Bernie's Bike Shop, driven there by a very nice woman from Boston, one of several bankers on the tour.

A fundraising ride for ECOS

When I decided that I really wanted to ride across the US with Woman Tours, I felt that I wanted the ride to stand for something bigger than me, something outside myself.

Training for the ride

The winter training period has become increasingly more aggravating to me because I hate being indoors.

The ride of my life

Schenectady resident Pat Rush is preparing for her cross-country bicycle trip. She will describe her experiences before and during the trip in this new blog.

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