Bike Across Country

Experience brief

Susannah and Andrew Gaines are contemplating riding across the United States of America. This is the account of the journey, including everything from preparation to tentative execution.

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Susannah "Firecracker" Gaines

Andrew "Explorer" Gaines

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After Long Hiatus

My last whittling was over 2 years ago and a few moves back -- each time faithfully packing along the partially whittled log and catching some funny looks from friends helping my move and from the gf. Each time with me knowing I'll get back around to...

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6 months, 1 week ago

By Andrew Gaines

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July 24, 2013

Hello this is the third time I've written this... I just realized both other times I forgot to hit submit before leavening the page... That shows you how smart I am. :) I decided that I wanted to bike across the US after my second oldest brother, Andrew Gaines, did it two years ago when I was going into 6th grade. I decided then that I wanted to bike across it when my age was still in the 'teens. I only really got really serious about the trip after I went on a small bike ride with my dad for Father's Day. During that trip I talked with my dad and somewhere along there got really determined to do it. That night I talked with my parents about it. The next day I worked 3 hours and made a sum of $23. I got a sum of $51 in the next three days. The next 5 days I spent working my butt of at the most intense basketball camp ever, Hoop Mountain. I got $9 there from my parents because I didn't spend all the money put into the canteen. The day and a half I had before leaving for vacation after getting back from camp I spent doing nothing but relaxing and watching shows on my ipod. I had been so tired after camp that I had slept to 11:20 before waking up the night that I got back... That's not like me to sleep that late. I left July 13 to some awesome place in nh. I got back yesterday and tried to get work from my parents today but they said it is a day of rest. Today I came up with a bunch of crafts that I can do to get money. Tomorrow I plan on doing lots of work and making some things. I just recently put the money I made into my bank acount for safe keeping. I have been really busy with an orchestra camp this past week that lasted from 9-3 every day. During that week I managed to get 6 and 1/2 hours of work done. I would be working right now but my parents won't allow it because it is Sunday. My parents signed me up for a ref thing that will teach me how to ref a soccer game. This will be a great way for me to make money because during the season I can get like $25 per game... SWEET!!

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Hello this is the th

Hello this is the third time I've written this... I just realized both other times I forgot to hit submit before leavening the page... That shows you how smart I am. :) I decided that I wanted to bike across the US after my second oldest brother, And...

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5 years, 9 months ago

By Susannah Gaines

I'm In

Thanks for the invitation to the experience, Susannah. I look forward to the progress and the opportunity of going on another wonderful bike trek.

5 years, 9 months ago

By Andrew Gaines


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