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 Dalton

Dan Dalton - May 6, 2007 7:20 pm - Voted 10/10

This pic is awesome...

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

Dan

Nelson

Nelson - May 7, 2007 8:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This pic is awesome...

Thanks man! You are a cool guy to hang with, the pleasure is totally mutual. See you around.

Chris

Chris - May 10, 2007 12:34 am - Hasn't voted

That's awesome!

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

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - May 10, 2007 9:49 am - Voted 10/10

Love it!

Great photo!!! Nothing like dirty, strong men doing what they love.

Nelson

Nelson - May 10, 2007 7:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love it!

Thanks gurlyclimber! Yep, we were a couple of strong, dirty men on a roll (pun intended).

Gareth

Gareth - May 12, 2007 12:26 am - Voted 10/10

So...

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

That trip must have been a cool experience.

Nelson

Nelson - May 13, 2007 10:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: So...

We didn't go the hair flower route, but I did have a nice selection of tie-die shirts.

PeterN

PeterN - Jul 28, 2007 2:11 pm - Hasn't voted

awesome...

...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 ?

Nelson

Nelson - Jul 28, 2007 11:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: awesome...

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

Deb

Deb - Sep 17, 2007 12:16 am - Voted 10/10

that BIKE?!

Creepy bike dude, put some 650 Zipp wheels on that thing! :)

Nelson

Nelson - Sep 17, 2007 9:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: that BIKE?!

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.

McCannster

McCannster - Sep 30, 2007 1:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Very Cool

I'm planning to bike cross-country one of these years.

Nelson

Nelson - Oct 1, 2007 2:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Cool

Thanks. Hopefully you'll be smarter than me and go west to east.

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