I weigh 65lb. Add to that my super duper Mr. Mitchell cape, booties, razor, toothbrush, hair goo, chess game,
swim cap, tie and ... my dog cart which weighs 35lb . Whew, that may be around 150lb with all those tennis balls,
my frisbee, & my dog food. The leash is for Doc. Hee Hee. The unloaded bike & racks weigh about 40lb. We bicycle
with light weight cookin' and campin' gear packed tightly in some cool waterproof Pacific Outdoor Equipment
panniers. Doc fuels on around 4,000 to 10,000 calories a day - we need to keep the food handy and dry! The
gear weighs in at about 50lb. Glad it's Doc on the bike rather than me!
I hear easy gearing kinda helps when climbing the 5 passes in Washington and the Rockies as well as the ups and
downs of all the rest of the mountains to the east. A bicycle with disc brakes and a dogcart with brakes sure
help on those downhill runs. Where's the drive-through that carries my special meals? (I have doggie allergies to
wheat and beef). Hill's Pet Nutrition supplies me with special hypoallergenic dog food. Thank you Hill's!
A camera for photos? What to take that is lightweight yet functional for hiking, biking, running, camping and
havin' fun? Notice the two different tents in photos? How can I help it if I like to hog the bed? Doc had to
change from the Hubba one man tent to the Big Agnes two man just for me!
Mr. Mitchell and Doc ......... Bicycle America
Hi there!!! I'm Mr. Mitchell and I'm Bicycling America
Go it alone? Are you kiddin? I'm Man's Best Friend. So I invited Doc along to push those pedals, fix my meals and
throw my tennis ball. What a blast - meeting people and seeing the USA.
Should we make plans before jumpin' on the bicycle?
Did you know that is one of the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace?
Jumpin' on a bike? Well, actually...
The LNT principle is:
Plan ahead & Prepare