long haul trucker

Riding the Great Plains of Kansas

Miles and miles of open road, pedaling through the wind daily that can sometimes work with or against you, multiple variations of weather, feed farms with their unpleasant smell and eighteen wheelers throwing gravel at your shins from the road … Read MoreRead More

Six days in Kentucky

After passing through breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky greeted me with two flat tires, three dog chases and inadequate weather all packed in a day of riding. Ok… so sure I may be unleashing my irritation just a little bit. In … Read MoreRead More

Climbing Blue Ridge Parkway

Apart from the wet boots, squinting my eyes from the sharp raindrops and not being able to figure out if I was soaking wet or sweating under my hard shell rain jacket. Climbing the Blue Ridge Parkway was a joyance … Read MoreRead More

East to West – Georgetown to camp and everything in between

After racking up miles for today I arrived in the Georgetown/ Arlington, VA area. It was around 3:00pm and I’ve been riding for 8 hours. I felt good to keep pushing but decided to try and find an Airbnb in … Read MoreRead More

East to West – Turning the corners in Baltimore, MD

There’s no doubt about it, South Baltimore, MD needs to be reconstructed. The neighborhoods infrastructure is run down, and at a glimpse the people there are and have been diminishing gradually with it. Many factors lie in the undertaking of … Read MoreRead More

East to West – Roads to Maryland

Power morning it was as I woke by the sounds of the geese next to the lake I camped at over night. It was a bit cold due to the condensation build up but once the sunrise peaked over the … Read MoreRead More

East to West – Thrills and Spills

An early start before 8am, I was shooting for 7 but the plan was to take it easy and clear my route that was just less than 40 miles. Once I reached the end I checked my maps and plugged … Read MoreRead More

PA road

East to West – First Day Out

Got a ride from my good friend Micah to Phoenixville, PA where I began my trip. 30 minutes into the trip I caught a flat tire, which left me feeling a bit perplexed but I quickly swapped for a spare … Read MoreRead More

Manual Pedal YouTube Channel

So I decided to make a YouTube channel for Manual Pedal for many reasons. One of which is to share my experiences during my tour across the United States. And the rest, well it’s pretty simple. To build a  … Read More