Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thanks Verizon

Once again Verizon will be supporting our coast to coast journey.  They will be providing a Samsung Galaxy phone and tablet with extra battery packs.  The phone will include a hotspot, which will enable to reliably update our blog while biking through some of the remote areas of the Southern United States.

When you take a bicycle trip across the southern U.S., you very often travel through very remote and rural ares.  Being away from home for nearly 2 full months in 2013, our bicycling family relished the times we could hear the familiar voices of those back home, wives, husbands, children, grandchildren.  Unfortunately, there were many times when some of our fellow riders who did not have Verizon coverage were left going up to a week without having cell phone coverage or having conversations cut short because of dropped calls. My husband and I were lucky, not only because we were together on the trip and not counting on adequate cell phone coverage to stay in touch, but also because we have reliable Verizon coverage so that we can stay in touch with our loved ones as we travel across the country, in both remote areas and in larger metropolitan areas of the country.

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