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.