ï¿½I am hoping that through my cycling I can help my son and many others who suffer from this horrible disorder,ï¿½ said Wootten.
Wootten has created a blog to publicize his trip, which began Dec. 3. He plans to arrive in La Jolla on Jan. 12, 2007.
ï¿½It's 3,116 miles altogether via Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier route,ï¿½ writes Wootten. ï¿½I'll be carrying rear panniers only, along with a knapsack containing a hydration bladder and sundries, and a tarp and ground cloth mount under my aerobars.
Total gear weight is only 30 lbs, thanks to ultralight gear and minimalist packing. I've just put new wheels and tires on the bike and it rides beautifully, that rugged alloy steel frame handling the load with no problem at all.ï¿½
Visit http://frankwoottensblog.blogspot.com/ to read Frank Wootenï¿½s blog about his trip and help him raise funds to combat Friedrich's Ataxia by visiting http://www.franksrideforataxia.org/. Go Frank, Go!