Sunday, August 2, 2009

Current travels : Bicycle-Pacific-Northwest

George Makrinos is currently biking a 2,000 mile tour along the Pacific Northwest from Fairbanks, Alaska to San Francisco, California. You can learn more about this trip at

Monday, October 20, 2008

Atlantic Ocean: Day 58, Mile 3480

A generous blend of willingness and desire to tell the story about an adventure across America by bicycle saw this beautiful trip through its 58 days. The constant hum of rubber tires drew a line across America bringing forth stories fueled by the power of self will and a responsibility to respectfully address the great beauty that America presented me every day, in each face of the passersby, in the glory of changing landscapes. There was no escape - by bicycle, you are part of it all and I am indebted to the community which unravelled before me over the course of 3480 miles from California to Delaware. I am blessed to have crossed paths with you all. If you believe in your dreams, they will come true.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Home: Day56, Mile3360: Alexandria, VA

This morning saw the sunrise over Washington DC as I pedaled through the night fueled by a thirst to get home and an adrenaline waterfall 3,360 miles across America. I made it home to Washington DC where I pause to collect myself and begin coming to terms with the incredible adventure which began in San Francisco California 2 months ago. Here the bike and I are pictured with front tire in the Cheasapeake Bay watershed of the Atlantic Ocean.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bike Broke: Day 55: Harper's Ferry, WV

Two symmetric breaks below the seat post have developed on either side of the bike frame here. The ironic thing is that this Titanium frame cracked at the ‘bomb proof’ decals. This event brought a rush of emotions as I imagined our trip come to an end. But it is not broken yet! I am going to press on for the last 60 miles. At least now we can say, ‘George Makrinos broke a titanium frame’.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Final Stage : 360 Miles Home

The Great Allegheny Passage and Cumberland and Ohio (C&O) Canal trails will offer almost 360 miles of uninterupted bicycle passage from Pittsburgh PA to Alexandria VA. Ahead for me is one last week of travel and one tenth of the overall bicycle across America mileage.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Welcome : Day 43, 2464mi. Crown Point, IN.

As it began to get dark on the first day in Indiana, I was approached by a fellow rider who noticed my gear and asked where I was riding. I replied, ‘Across America’, adding ‘Can you point me in the direction of a campground?’ He answered, ‘Yeah, my backyard – come on’. I followed him home where his wife Rose had dinner and cold beers waiting. We shared stories of the West and our love for the outdoors. After a shower and sleep on their couch, Brad joined me for the first 10 miles this morning. This is Indiana, America.