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Seeing the world at eight MPH

August 18, 2014

On her 2012-14 cycle tour across the U.S., Rhoades and her Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike, affectionately known as “my junk show,” survey Bar Harbor in Maine. Photo courtesy Jan Rhoades

Local educator Jan Rhoades recently fulfilled a long-held dream when she spent more than one year, covering more than 4,000 miles of U.S. roadways on a coast-to-coast tour bicycle.
The trip had been “a long-standing dream,” Rhoades said. “I thought, if I never do this, it will be a regret when I’m on my deathbed. The trip got under my skin and it’s a beautiful way to see the world at eight miles per hours” – a great title “if I ever write a book.”

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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