This is the journal of a transamerica bicycle trip. Jon Knudsen (aka Johnny_Mango) intends to ride the 4200 miles or so from Yorktown, Virginia to Astoria, Oregon. His buddy and riding partner on a multitude of bike adventures is Mike (Mike Biker) Moye. Mike can't leave his accounting business for 3 months to do the trip. Nevertheless, he is helping get Johnny started off on the right foot, or pedal, by riding the first 500 miles or so with him. Then that rascal Johnny will be on his own.