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On Father's Day, June 15, 2003 I dipped the rear wheel of my bicycle in the Pacific Ocean to begin a 4,200 mile bicycle ride across the United States of America in honor and memory of my late father, Jeremy A. Klainer.

My father passed away suddenly on April 17th 2002, just 2 months before he was to set off toward his own goal of crossing America by bicycle.

His dream remained unfinished - a dream I sought to complete.

I invite you to participate in my cross-country adventure by reading the weekly updates from the road, learning about every mocha stop from Seattle to Boston, hearing stories of the countless characters I met along the journey and listening to me complain about headwinds every once in a while. It is filled with humorous anecdotes, meaningless facts, and above all, reflections of why the heck I rode my bicycle 4200 miles in 63 days.

Many thanks go out to everyone who helped along the way, who followed my journey throughout the summer and who contributed to the scholarship fund.

Cheers - Matt

Contact Matt: matt@NOSPAMrideacross.com (remove the 'NOSPAM' before sending)