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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: arickrick on March 06, 2011, 08:14:55 pm

 
Title: Riding a Foot Powered Scooter Down the Oregon Coast!!
Post by: arickrick on March 06, 2011, 08:14:55 pm
Although I own and ride both a Rans Stratus LE LWB recumbent and a Rans Dynamik crankforward bike, I am going to use one of my other rides this year for a different kind of tour down the Oregon coast.

As part of my fundraising efforts for a breast cancer charity walk in San Diego, I am going to do something a bit unique this year. I have searched the web, and cannot find any mention of anyone doing this before, so I may or may not be the first to do it, but will certainly be one of very few.

In September, I am going to ride/push my two wheeled, adult sized, non-motorized scooter from Astoria, Oregon to Brookings, Oregon, a distance of 360 miles, down the Oregon Coast on US 101. See photo.

I will be pulling a small trailer containing my gear, as this trip is expected to take 18 days, and I will be camping at campgrounds along the way. The trailer will also carry signs promoting the 3Day, so if an old guy riding a scooter doesn't get attention, the signs will. My goals are to attract attention, talk to people, solicit donations, and get the word out. Plus, it will be fun.

I have started an online journal to document this trek, and would appreciate it if you could take a look. I am trying to obtain some "corporate" sponsorship, and if the page views of the journal are high, it will be easier to get some help, so please, spread the word.

I would also appreciate any help, support, comments, advice, suggestions, or even ridicule, if you are so inclined. Talk to me.

The journal, and photos of my ride is at:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Alpha


You can e-mail me direct at: arickrick at yahoo dot com
Title: Re: Riding a Foot Powered Scooter Down the Oregon Coast!!
Post by: arickrick on March 11, 2011, 04:04:44 pm
Wow, I thought this project was unique enough to capture some attention.  Maybe if I did it standing on my head.....
Title: Re: Riding a Foot Powered Scooter Down the Oregon Coast!!
Post by: MidSouth on March 11, 2011, 04:37:14 pm
Maybe if your link took you to somewhere besides the 173 page journal index???
Title: Re: Riding a Foot Powered Scooter Down the Oregon Coast!!
Post by: John Nelson on March 11, 2011, 08:00:11 pm
Yes indeed. This would have been a more straightforward link. The original link made it almost impossible to find the journal.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Alpha
Title: Re: Riding a Foot Powered Scooter Down the Oregon Coast!!
Post by: arickrick on March 11, 2011, 09:15:14 pm
Thanks for pointing that out.  Let's try this link:  

        
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Alpha

    
Title: Re: Riding a Foot Powered Scooter Down the Oregon Coast!!
Post by: arickrick on March 18, 2011, 05:01:38 pm
The link to my journal has been corrected, if anybody cares to read about my upcoming ride.  Comments, suggestions, or advice are welcome.