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Against the Wind
Against the wind, Against the wind
We were young and strong, we were ridin'
Against the wind
- Bob Seger

Nelson, Ohio.
New York City to San Francisco.
Summer, 1972


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Dan DaltonThis pic is awesome...

Dan Dalton

Voted 10/10

Based on today, it looks like you are just as tough now as you were back then! It was a pleasure...

Posted May 6, 2007 7:20 pm

NelsonRe: This pic is awesome...


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Thanks man! You are a cool guy to hang with, the pleasure is totally mutual. See you around.
Posted May 7, 2007 8:40 am

ChrisThat's awesome!


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Wow, that's pretty cool...

You are one DAYAM hardcore dude to ride across the country on a bike, in JEANS! See you out in the mountains soon!
- Chris
Posted May 10, 2007 12:34 am

Foxy Long BottomsLove it!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Voted 10/10

Great photo!!! Nothing like dirty, strong men doing what they love.
Posted May 10, 2007 9:49 am

NelsonRe: Love it!


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Thanks gurlyclimber! Yep, we were a couple of strong, dirty men on a roll (pun intended).
Posted May 10, 2007 7:06 pm



Voted 10/10

When you guys got to San Francisco, did you arrive with flowers in your hair?

That trip must have been a cool experience.
Posted May 12, 2007 12:26 am

NelsonRe: So...


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We didn't go the hair flower route, but I did have a nice selection of tie-die shirts.
Posted May 13, 2007 10:40 am



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...route. How long did you bike ? Which route did you take ?
Maybe when you have time, would you introduce me to your tour details :P ?
Posted Jul 28, 2007 2:11 pm

NelsonRe: awesome...


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Thanks much for your interest. I'll drop you a PM in a day or two with more details.

I will say that we did not set any speed records, covered 4200 miles at an average of about 60 miles / day, but it was into that darn headwind! Regards, Nelson
Posted Jul 28, 2007 11:54 pm

Debthat BIKE?!


Voted 10/10

Creepy bike dude, put some 650 Zipp wheels on that thing! :)
Posted Sep 17, 2007 12:16 am

NelsonRe: that BIKE?!


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Hey, them's Peugeot wheels and tires! The only Zip I knew about back then had to do with the Post Office. My friend was on a Schwinn Varsity, all 40+ pounds of it.

Posted Sep 17, 2007 9:00 am

McCannsterVery Cool


Voted 10/10

I'm planning to bike cross-country one of these years.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 1:02 pm

NelsonRe: Very Cool


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Thanks. Hopefully you'll be smarter than me and go west to east.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 2:15 am

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