My name is Lee, and I’m preparing for a cross-country bicycle ride (actually, cross-continent bicycle ride, since I will being going through two countries).
I don’t have a car; in fact, I’ve never had a driver’s license. I commute to work each day by bicycle, even in the winter. I’ve done plenty of long bike rides in the past, but nothing of this magnitude.
I live in the greater Boston area, which has many nice bike-friendly areas, including plenty of roads with bike lanes; some former railroad tracks now converted to a paved trail solely for pedestrians, bikers, and in-line skaters; and paths around lakes and rivers that are quite picturesque.