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This summer I am meeting a ton of great cyclists on the road, many of which are also journaling like maniacs. After this trip is over, I may have to get an office job so i can get caught up on reading all these bike journals.

As I keep meeting more people I will add them to this list.

The Great People (…with websites) Who I Met on The Road This Summer:

The Powerful Austin Robinett
Austin and I met at the Newton Bike Shop and have been traveling together on and off for a few days at a time. We have a ton of fun with each others company.  Austin’s journal is Cycling For Change and his Instagram is 


Ephraim’s Chicago to Seattle Ride
I met Ephraim on Day 1 of this trip on the Virginia Cap Trail, when I was cycling with Laura and Sam. He told us on the trail he was leaving in 2 months to ride from Chicago to Seattle, mostly on the Northern Tier. Well, Ephraim is now on the road and blogging all about this trip.   ….Also check out the post he wrote about our stay with him. 


Michael Morales
I first met Mike at the Newton bike shop and traveled with him for several days during the trip. It’s been great getting to know him.


Emily Keane
Emily is apart of the Adventure Cycling group. Her and I have been following each other since before the bike tour began, it was cool to get to meet her in Wyoming. and her instagram is


Don from Pennsylvania 
I met Don at the Newton Bike Shop. Super cool dude. 


Sven and Leslie 
I met Sven and Leslie very briefly in Kansas, but I’ve been following their trip and really enjoying their journal. 


I first met Colin and Celine at Gillian’s in Ordway and traveled with him till Guffey. I had a lot of fun hanging out with them in Pueblo, Cannon City and Guffey. 


King Oleg
I met Oleg at the Newton Bike Shop and he is hilarious! He’s headed to the Grand Canyon, I think. He isnt blogging but his instagram is at and I’ve been following his trip since I met him in Kansas.


Jimmy and Jeff’s Bike Adventure 
I met Jim and Jeff in Larned, Kansas and camped with them in the park. They are eastbound headed to Virginia.


Some Other Great 2016 Journals From Non-Transam Riders:

Ryan Conaughty’s Northern Blues
I love this guy. When he finished his transam ride, I drove out to the Oregon coast to camp with him for a night. This summer he’s riding the Northern Tier and killing it. I’ve reading bits and pieces of his trip and i cant wait to sit down and read the whole thing.  The Ryan Conaughty 2008 Transam Journal is also one of the best Transam journals I have read!


Joy Santee and Jeff Lee
My Friends Joy and Jeff from Crazyguyonabike are cycling The Great Divide trail this summer. Like Ryan Conaughty, this is another journal i cant wait to sit down and read. 


Some Classic Bike Touring Journals

Team Northern Tier
Shameless self promotion, this is the Northern Tier Journal I wrote the summer of 2007 from Bar Harbor Maine to Portland Oregon. 


MikeRiscica Coast2Coast!
Another shameless self promotion, this is the Trans Am journal I wrote the summer of 2005 from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon.


Bob Potter
Bob is my best friend. He attempted a transam ride the summer of 2007 and never finished. He still had an amazing experience and wrote a fantastic journal from that trip.


Traipsing About
I became friends with Dakota about a year ago. He was getting ready to leave to cycling across Europe with his wife. He’s been a huge inspiration for me for taking this summer’s bike tour.  His website is definitely one of my favorites! 


Jeff Armin
This guy kills it everytime! His pictures are top notch and it’s really easy to get addicted to following each day of his trip.

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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.

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