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Posted by Conner McCormick on 2016-05-20
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Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog for USA bike tour. This will be the central location for keeping up with all the information, pictures, and stories about my journey this summer.

I have spent the past few months training (sort of) and gathering all of the equipment I need to prepare for a trip across the country on my bike. With tomorrow morning being my departure date, I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to get started on this adventure and to prove to myself that I can handle all of the challenges that come along with it.

As I've prepared myself for this cross country bike tour, I have received a lot of mixed reactions from different people about the idea. Many are excited for me, most think I am crazy, and some express their doubts. I'm often asked the question "What if you don't make it?" Well, at least I can say that I tried! But lets be honest, I'm not gonna not make it. Mind over matter!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.

About the Site

I put a lot of effort into building this site so that it will be easy for everyone to follow along with my adventures. I encourage you to check out the other pages on the site to find out more about my trip. Although it is pretty plain now, I will continue to add new content and features to the site!

For those who want to know: I decided not to use a content management system to build this site, because I wanted to use it as a project to better my web development and programming skills. I built my own blogging platform and site from scratch using php, javascript, sql, html, and css (bootstrap template for css). This allows me to be incredibly flexible with my website and create just about anything that I want to.


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