This is way off topic but more US readers visit here than my other blog so here it is!
I “met” Andy through answering a question about blogging on LinkedIn. I guess this shows there are non-business uses for that business focused network. He’s soon to set out on an epic cycle trip for fun(!), and charity, blogging along the way. If you see him somewhere along this line in the next few weeks/months and feel like contributing say Hi, and you read it here!
Cycling for Charity [extract below click for full post] - Andy's TransAmerica Trail Cycle 2008
When I made the decision to undertake this trip, it was largely due to the personal desire to take on a challenge and an adventure.
In working out the costs for such a trip, I started to give some thought to the amount I was spending and realised that it was a bit wasteful to spend a few thousand pounds on a bike, camping equipment, panniers, racks and cool gizmos for the bike without trying at the same time to raise some money for a good cause and hopefully draw attention to a worthy charity
That charity is the National Association of Colitis and Crohn's disease (NACC) which I got to know through the experiences of a number of close friends and family members who have suffered with Crohn's, Colitis and associated illnesses over the years.
Andy's TransAmerica Trail Cycle 2008 – Homepage and RSS Feed
I am a 29 year old from London and the plan is to set off in mid April to cycle the 4247.5 mile TransAmerica bike route from Virginia to Oregon, getting back to England in time for my 30th birthday in the middle of June.