My name is Ron Wynkoop. I’m a Halloween baby recently retired at age 55. I’ve been living in Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island, Florida since I hitchhiked here in 1981 from New Jersey. I have always felt pretty lucky to be living on the Space Coast and being able to see almost all the shuttle launches and also many launches of the world’s most sophisticated satellites, spacecraft and planetary rovers.

This blog is about my  solo bicycle ride across the United States, starting from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Vandenberg AFB in California with a possible return trip. There will be a short training tour around Florida starting June 1st 2011 while waiting for the seasons to cycle around. Follow my progress as I travel by viewing the progress map.

Contact me:


2 responses »

  1. So glad to read you are almost at your destination,,I met you in Ridgeland and have really enjoyed your photos and reflections of your travels. It almost makes me want to take up biking, you see a side of the country that is just not visible from an automobile no matter how slow I drive or how many times I stop.You are very fortunate,,, God Bless you in your future travels.I look forward to traveling with you.

    • Hi Jackie!
      Thanks for checking in and commenting! I love when people I meet along the way report in. I really feel fortunate doing this. It can be very hard work and I feel the experience is well worth every drop of sweat and every ache and pain. I hope someday you get the chance to try something like this even if it’s not for the long haul. Hope you enjoy the rest of the trip!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: