Southern Tier USA 2022


A bicycle touring trip from Florida to California across the southern and desert states of the USA in April/May 2022



London - Miami FL - Jacksonville FL
4 - 5 April 2022

A couple of days of travelling in order to get to my starting point in northern Florida at Jacksonville where I will join the Southern Tier Trans USA Cycle Route and head west, initially across the Florida Panhandle and on to the southern States of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and on in to Texas....READ MORE

Jacksonville FL - Mossy Head FL
6 - 10 April 2022 
325 Miles

The first week of cycling this route takes me westwards across northern Florida and the Panhandle, mostly following US Highway 90.  It's flat and straight riding, its been sunny and clear, but there has been some headwind.  READ MORE

Pensacola Fl -  - New Orleans LA
11 - 16 April 2022
300 Miles 

The second week, well almost a week, of riding.  I post this from New Orleans LA where I have taken a day's rest break, and so have time to post.  I've gone through four States along the coast - Florida, bits of Alabama and Mississippi, and now I'm in Louisiana.    READ MORE

New Orleans LA -  Kountze TX
17 - 22 April 2022 
400 Miles

I left New Orleans on Easter Sunday - after having watched, I assure you, some of the Easter Vigil from St Chad’s (which was long, two and a half hours !).  Remember, I am six hours behind UK time, so was able to watch on late Saturday afternoon my time as the clergy and congregation set to on a marathon vigil.  Way too long.   READ MORE

Kountze TX - Bracketville TX 
23 April -29 April 2022 
500 Miles

Writing this blog week after week, it is sometimes difficult to remember the places I have gone through and come to.  When people ask me where I’ve cycled from on a particular day, I sometimes have to stop and have a good think:  ‘Where was I last night, and where have I cycled from today’.  Anyhow, I will try hard and recall what has befallen me this last week or so..   READ MORE

Bracketville TX -
Lordsburg NM
30 April - o8 May 2022 
700 Miles

 I survived Texas.  And all it could throw at me. Almost 1000 miles of it. As I write this latest instalment I am in  Lordsburg New Mexico having come down from the over 8,000 feet Emory Pass and crossing the Continental Divide to find myself in the plains and deserts of New Mexico. More about that later. READ MORE

Lordsburg NM - San Diego CA  
 30 April - 18 May 2022 650 Miles

Wednesday 18th May 2022 I finished my ride across the USA Southern Tier route in San Diego. Now to catch up with the blog for the last week / 10 days. READ MORE

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