Video: Riding 3,000 miles across America

Find out what it's like to see the country from the seat of a bike

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Getting lost along the way is part of the journey and lets you see things you may not have otherwise.

Getting lost along the way is part of the journey (and the fun).

Riding your bike across the country is one of those epic journeys that many dream of, but far fewer actually manage to pull of. In this film, cyclist Dwayne Burgess documents his 75-day, 3,000-mile trek across the United States. Carrying photo and video equipment, basic camp gear, and not much else, Burgess sets out to document the contours of the country and the people he meets along the way. Have a look at this unique perspective on the many places and faces that make up the U. S. of A.

[vimeo width=”610″ height=”343″][/vimeo]Over the course of 75 days, Dwayne Burgess rode across the United States by bicycle. This is his story of the many people who shaped his perspective in profound ways along the road.

If you’re wondering what Burgess used on his journey, here’s a look at his Surly Long Haul Trucker, the bike he rode across the country.

About the author: Jeff Titone

For as long as he remembers, contributor Jeff Titone has been riding bikes. The former National Champion triathlete has such a passion for cycling that he has dedicated his career to spreading the two-wheeled gospel. A cycling industry veteran of more than twelve years, Jeff has worked for such notable brands as Cannondale, Titus, and Blackburn. Whether grinding out the miles on his road bike, shredding the Arizona desert on his mountain bike, or cruising the greenbelt on his way to work, Jeff relishes every opportunity to be in the saddle. He also has a soft spot for vintage, lugged steel road bikes and bourbon.

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  • Ruth Ewy White says:

    You must have come through my town in central Kansas, Hesston. Sorry I missed you. I try to speak to as many cyclists who come through as possible, because I loved the experience so much and love to hear from others who are doing the same thing!

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