Failed Ride Across Kansas

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Bicycle Adventures | No Comments

Friday October 3, 2008: My second attempt to ride semi-self contained (carrying clothes and snacks, extra bike parts) has been foiled by Mother Nature, I think she doesn’t like me or?  I don’t have the strength, stamina and determination to “Get-r-done” anymore.  Friday morning I got a late start (same problem I had in June) due […]

Long Haul Trucker Stalls and Quits but doesn’t die

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Bicycle Adventures | One Comment

A brief introduction: A little background info before I bore you completely with my latest tales of the road.  About a year ago I decided for my 65th birthday to set out on an extraordinary adventure, navigate by bicycle from somewhere in the upper Northwest of the USA travel diagonally across the country and end […]

“Longest and Fastest Downhill in America” A Bicyclist Challenge

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Bicycle Adventures | No Comments
“Longest and Fastest Downhill in America” A Bicyclist Challenge

         Mt. Charleston located just off highway 95, about 25 miles Northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada was recently written up in Bicycling Magazine as the “Longest and Fastest” downhill in America.  They rated this mountain because it has 17 miles of nearly straight downhill with an average of 5.9% grade, a maximum 10% in one […]

Natchez Trace Parkway April 2010 My Journal

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in Bicycle Adventures | No Comments
Natchez Trace Parkway April 2010 My Journal

Natchez Trace Parkway National Park Journal of Frank E Briscoe April 16-23, 2010 Brief History of the Trace:            Way back when, buffalo migrated along a north south corridor from what eventually would become Nashville, TN in the North and Natchez, MS in the South.  Approximately 1,500 years ago Native American Indians began following […]