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I won’t be that guy. 

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Michael Riscica

About the author

Michael Riscica

Hey, I’m Michael Riscica and I live in Portland, Oregon with my Labrador Retriever. When I’m off the bike, I make my living as a Licensed Architect and also write a architecture blog at

I took my first bike tour in 2003 when I rode from Boston to New York City, and at that time I learned about cycling across America. My life was forever changed. I have successfully ridden and blogged about Coast2Coast bike rides during the summers of 2005, 2007and now 2016.

Thanks for following along. I would love to connect with you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Linked In! Also check out my new project Young Architect Gear, designing architecturally themed gifts and products.

Michael Weaver - July 4, 2016

I’m not sure how we became “linked” on Linked-In. We must have met at an architecture conference at some point. I just stumbled upon your ride post and I’m hooked. Would have loved to have met you in Damascus and bought you a few more beers at Hey Joes Tacos. I live in Abingdon VA, just 12 miles from Damascus.

My riding is solely on the Creeper Trail, although I have “ride across Virginia” and “ride coast to coast” on my bucket list. Currently, I doubt I could ride across my County. I have not ridden very much the past 4-5 years and, as motivation, I signed up to ride 250 miles during the month of June to raise money for children’s cancer research. Piece of cake, right? Especially on the Creeper Trail. Well, my mind may not believe that I’m age 62 but my legs were quick to remove all doubt.

I look forward to reading about your trip.

Best Regards!

    Michael Riscica - July 5, 2016

    Awesome! I love damascus. I always have a great time there. The Creeper trail looks like alot of fun. Someday I’ll get to it. Maybe i’ll do a bike tour across america and hit all the famous off road bike trails!!! Keep up the good work!

      Michael Weaver - July 5, 2016

      Basic questions:

      What bikes did you consider other than the 520?

      Do you sketch along the way or is there no time for that?

      Interesting day at work today. I stayed up and read everything you have posted to date. Hard to stay awake this afternoon.

      Ride on!

        Michael Riscica - July 5, 2016

        The Surley Long Haul Trucker is a good touring bike.

        No time to sketch. I can barely write my name. my hands are all screwed up from cycling so hard. Writing this blog is my creative project. At this point im spending 2 hours a day working on it.

        Thanks for reading! There is a lot more content coming.

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