Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Biking for Pike
David Pokorny decided to follow the route of Lt. Zebulon Pike's western expedition on his bike. He started outside St. Louis where Pike started. He arrived 12 days and 990 miles later in Colorado Springs on Monday.
Here's the catch, he plans to go up Pikes Peak, even though Pike didn't. He'll run the Pikes Peak Marathon on Sunday.
No word on whether he plans to finish tracing Pike's journey. The explorer got lost in the Rockies, wandered down to New Mexico, and then was marched all the way to Chihuahua so a Spanish governor could look at his papers and say, "OK, you are free to go, you can now walk 800 miles back to the United States."
Posted by Dave Philipps at 7:13 AM