Southern Tier Cycling Tour, 2017


Welcome to On this site you can learn about Michael Johnson-Chase and follow my blogs. With some exceptions, this site follows "theme based" cycling tours focusing on social and climate related issues. Slowed down observations of the world over days, weeks and months at 10 to 15 miles an hour can reveal a depth and quality of understanding about our environment often missed by faster modes of travel.

Please note that I am in the process of uploading 49 posts written on a trip on the famous Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) "Southern Tier Route" from February to April, 2017. The route begins in San Diego and passes through Arizona and New Mexico along the US/Mexican border, across west Texas into Austin, then above Houston into Louisiana, across the coast of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, and then east to Saint Augustine, FL. The route is approximately 2700 miles long. I expected the trip to take 70 to 80 days. Instead of St Augustine, I ended the tour in Jacksonville, where I took a train back to my home in New York City. The trip took 54 days. 

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