November 8, 2016

As I pedaled south/southwest during Week 3, the color in the trees seemed to defy nature by shifting from striking reds and yellows back to a monochrome green. It's...

October 27, 2016

Week Two of CWU's New England & Eastern Seaboard tour rivaled Week One in terms of awesomeness. Here are a few highlights: 

After a day off the bike in Montpell...

October 17, 2016

My first few days pedaling through New England have been phenomenal. 


September 5, 2016


Happy Labor Day! I hope most of you enjoyed a nice & restful long weekend. I certainly did; in fact, my #1 goal recently has been to avoid breaking a sweat i...

August 8, 2016

After a long, beautiful day pedaling through the tallgrass prairie of Kansas' Flint Hills I made it to Manhattan, home of Kansas State University. So I decided to h...

July 20, 2016

Corn & soy, friendly people, and a 100+ degree heat index--that's Week 1 in a nutshell, culminating with a short break and some good BBQ at Joe's in Kansas City. Cl...

July 12, 2016

All journeys begin with goodbyes. At one time or another we have all bidden adieu to friends and loved ones before turning our noses towards an unfamiliar place.  W...

June 8, 2016

CWU's fourth tour, Appalachia & Bluegrass Country, wrapped-up in Asheville, North Carolina on May 20, 2016. After a short visit with my family in NC, some needed re...

April 26, 2016


Like Mondays and hot tubs, crisscrossing the Appalachians on a 100-pound bicycle is something best eased into. That’s one reason the forgiving West Tennessee Delta...

March 21, 2016

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, yesterday was the glorious first day of spring. As daylight finally caught up to darkness, amorous little birds chirped...

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The Conversations With US project is grounded in the notion that there must be more to America than the typical refrain offered by politicians and cable news pundits--that we are a nation divided. Is being at odds with one another really what defines us? Or is there another side to America--a common thread running along the Mississippi River and over the Rocky Mountains, connecting city streets with gravel farm roads? Readers can decide for themselves after meeting hundreds of Americans who shared their thoughts and stories with author Chris Register as he pedaled a loaded touring bicycle some 16,000 miles across the USA.

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Chris Register served in the Peace Corps, graduated Georgetown Law, and litigated cases in U.S. district court before undertaking the Conversations With US project. This 50-state, 16,000-mile bicycling exploration of America now invites readers to ride along and connect with the landscapes and people of our shared nation.


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