This is my new bike I just bought for my ride across the entire United States. I intend to ride from California to Washington DC this summer. My main reason for this ride is health promotion. I want to show the world that despite my having a broken back, Parkinson disease, and suffering from severe migraines I can still do things. I am still alive and able. I completed the entire Appalachian trail last summer and now its time for my next adventure.
This is the bike I will be using: Sun Seeker EZ Sport CX Recumbent Bike $1400
Sun- is the name of the company
Seeker- is the model name
EZ- is because it was designed by Easy Racers inc. http://www.easyracers.com
CX- stands for Chrome Alloy
Recumbent- is the style of the bike
Here are the specs for the bike taken from the manufacturer: http://sunseeker.bike/index.php/products/ez-sport-cx
I purchased the bike from a local bike shop called:
Sweet Water Bicycle Shop: https://www.sweetwaterbicycles.com
This shop was very helpful and friendly service. Laura & Don McKee were fast on ordering my bike and getting it delivered and setup just right for me. I got everything I needed and more. After I ride it for awhile to get used to it and work out any bugs they will give me a free inspection and adjust anything I need adjusted etc… before my big cross country ride. They are very knowledgeable on bikes and I noticed they were training some young teens as well which is GREAT for the community. I highly suggest anyone within range to use this bike shop. They have been in business since 1977.
Here are some pics I took of the store:
So lets see some closeups of the bike and the additions I’ve made shall we:
I have added a GPS, bell, 3 water bottle holders on bike and 2 on trailer, a B.O.B Yak trailer, 2 forward cameras- 1 in front and 1 in back, and some head/tail lights.
Here is a video of me giving a quick run down about the bike. I misspoke in the video and called it a 21 speed but it is actually a 24 speed:
And here are two videos taken while riding. The first is from the handlebar camera and the second from the trailer camera:
And this is my B.O.B Yak trailer with a North Face gear bag in it…
Thanks for stopping by and hope you follow me as I ride across the country this summer 🙂