New York to San Diego
April - June 1995
early 1990, I was living in New York, and anxious for a change, when my
friend Chris, an urban planner who lived in Washington Heights and who
wanted to move to Los Angeles, told me he was planning a cross country
bicycle tour as his way of symbolically changing his spots. (Um...
Rudyard Kipling reference, in case it needs explaining.) It's
possible that he suggested I join him, or maybe I proposed myself - it
was a while ago and I don't remember the details - but we eventually
decided to ride to the west coast together. There are no photos;
even though getting a camera was on my list of last-minute things to do
before leaving, it was too last minute and never got done. (So see the
2005 cross-country tour if you want photos.) But I
did keep a journal.