Yet another crazy guy on a bike going across the country. I'm Christopher Patino, a sophomore at Appalachian State University majoring in Exercise Science, and I'd like to extend the offer to anyone to join me on my cross country trip. Here are the basics:
-East to West. The earliest I can leave is May 14, from Myrtle Beach, SC. I can meet you after I start from there.
-Riding 70+ miles/day
-camping out most nights, cooking with ministoves, finding friends and hospitality on WarmShowers.org and CouchSurfing.com
-hopefully getting to San Diego (or west coast in general) before August. That way, we (or I) can spend a few weeks in California (for me, I'll be meeting family for the first time.)
-Getting a train back to NC/east coast before the start of my fall semester (Aug. 24?)
-following a route we all agree on. that way, all of us get to see and go where we want.
Having a companion or companions is the 1 thing holding me back from going on the trip. I'd love for people to at least give it a long shot to see if we can work something out. If you can't come with me the whole trip, that's cool. I'd love as much company as you can give. here's my e-mail and phone #, which I check multiple times a day: