New England & Eastern Seaboard: Week 4

CWU's fourth week pedaling down America's East Coast started with one of the most daunting challenges yet faced by man and 100-lb touring bike: surviving the mean streets of Manhattan.

Actually, they weren't THAT mean, but I did learn that my rig can really move and squeeze through tight spots when it needs to. Here's a helmet cam video mashup of parts of the adventure:

From Manhattan I hopped a ferry to New Jersey, where I had the pleasure of meeting this perpetually-surprised dog.

Then on to Philly, the city where the groundwork for this nation was laid out. Imagine where we'd be if the Founders hadn't understood and practiced the art of compromise in the building now known as Independence Hall.

On Halloween I was stuck camping out alone in Delaware. I thought it was going to be a