Sebring 24

Sebring 24

Me, and my impulses, have often led to some crazy adventures, meeting many great people and/or giving me some life changing experiences. I am impulsive for sure. A magazine article that once got me mad enough to send my one and only reply to such a thing, led me to...
Zwifting!

Zwifting!

What is Zwift? Who are Zwifter’s? Where the hell is Watopia? These are some of the questions I had when I decided to look into the world of virtual cycling. I became interested in this indoor world of cycling for a number of reasons. It seemed it would be a good...
Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

After I crossed the finish line at Boston in 2018, and dipped my bike into the Atlantic, in the same way I’d left the Pacific, having ridden “every foot and inch’ across a continent, life returned back to its previous normal.   As life changing as that experience...
Irma is Home

Irma is Home

Irma is Home This post was made last weekend but not posted (sorry I got busy getting my life back). I am going to post later this week as I have a couple of days up at the Mayo having bloods done, doing a TV and other media interviews so hopefully I will have some...
It Takes a Village – Guest Post by Deirdre

It Takes a Village – Guest Post by Deirdre

It Takes a Village – Guest Post by Deirdre Well, he did it! Chris reached the Atlantic Ocean 48 days after leaving Los Angeles and exactly 3424 miles later. Below is Chris at Revere Beach in Boston, right after he dipped Irma’s wheels in the Atlantic Ocean. When Chris...
Independence Day

Independence Day

So the question everyone has been asking me now, “what’s next?”. The obvious answer is rest. For those who know me well, play some golf. As far as cycling I have no idea.  There is a part of me now that just wants to get home and go out for a ride alone, on the roads...
Day 48 – The End

Day 48 – The End

It is sort of hard to believe that ‘My Big Adventure’ is over. I made it riding Irma from LA to Boston and dipped her wheels in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Early this morning we stood outside the hotel looking at our maps and setting off on our bikes....
Day 47 – Final Test

Day 47 – Final Test

93.02 miles Almost like a final examination paper, today was the ultimate test of our determination. It poured down for probably the first 50-60 miles of todays ride. I mean the type of pouring rain that makes rivers run down the roads. My glasses had to be removed as...
The Journey – Guest Blog by Don (aka Great Friend)

The Journey – Guest Blog by Don (aka Great Friend)

As you all know by now, Chris has embarked on a remarkable journey. We are all fortunate to be along for the ride. Deirdre has asked me to write a guest blog for the penultimate day on his cross country bike ride. My name is Don Coughlan and I have been a friend of...
Day 46 – The Fat Lady is Preparing to Sing

Day 46 – The Fat Lady is Preparing to Sing

Albany, NY to Brattleboro, VT 77.85 miles (with detour) Well the hills finally got me! I was hoping to ride every foot and inch to Boston but to be honest these last hills were just to much. ARE YOU KIDDING ME – I didn’t have any problems today other than I would love...