Welcome, everyone, and thanks for visiting my website, “Old Guy on a Bicycle.”
As you can tell from the title, I’m an old guy (65 in 2011) with an extreme passion for bicycling. In fact, as of October 2011, I have logged over 29,000 miles since I began biking in 2005. What you will see as you scroll through my website are my many adventures since then as well as my new adventures.
My name is Frank Briscoe. I have always appreciated the great outdoors, e.g., football, motorcycle racing, hunting, the Boy Scouts (as a Scout and Scout Master), jogging, hiking and backpacking, caving, sport rappelling, white water rafting and canoeing. Some of these have taken their toll on this “Old Guy.” I wondered how I could continue to enjoy outdoor sports, exercise my body and soul, and still be able to get out of bed the next morning!! I found it in biking.
Inspiration and motivation are key elements for me. I was blessed to have been inspired by a very wise man who just before he passed at the age of 77 said to me, “Don’t wait until you’re 65 or have enough time and money to begin enjoying life. If you don’t make the time and/or you wait to have the money, you never will. So do it now while you’re healthy and able.” His words combined with motivation from my childhood scouting days reminded me that biking is it. You see, I recalled a running series of a story I read back in the late 50’s in “Boy’s Life Magazine”. It was the story of a young Scout who rode his bike solo acrossAmerica. That was my dream then and now it’s become reality.
On October 4, 2011, after 126 days and more than 6,000 miles I can say I made it from the northwestern most corner of Washington State’s San Juan Islands to the southeastern most tip of Florida, I fulfilled my childhood dream. It was much more than I ever imagined and truly renewed my spirit and introduced me to fabulous, caring and kind people along the way.
You can read all about my “Crossing America” journey by going to “Bicycle Adventures”. There you can read about it and many others since 2005 as well as new adventures as they happen.
In addition to my “Bicycle Adventures”, there is a tab called “Videos/News Releases”. This section contains biking YouTube videos and any recorded interviews that have been written about me and was able to obtain. Take a look. It’s fun stuff!
There are a number of ways to reach me. The “Contact Me” section outlines the various ways. I look forward to hearing from you with comments and/or questions I might be able to answer for you.
I hope you take time to visit the “Donate to MS” section. It is there you will learn about my commitment to help the National MS Society find a cure for this debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Many of my adventures have focused on raising money to do just that. Please take a minute to read all about it and make a donation to create “A World Free of MS”.
Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you visit from time to time and take a virtual ride with me!