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October 21, 2010 / jslipschultz

Day 40: Summerville to Charleston to Isle of Palms, SC (10/21)

Two words:  Mission accomplished.  Today we casually rode from Summerville through downtown and the historic district of Charleston, over the Cooper River Bridge, stopped at Poe’s Tavern for lunch, and finished at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms where we all dipped our front wheel into the Atlantic Ocean.  My wife, two daughters, mom-in-law, bro-in-law, and two nieces were there to greet us. 

No simple words can describe the day…let the videos do the talking.  My reflections of the trip and how it changed my views of life are in the Recap in Day 39.

(Click links if the embedded video doesn’t show up–troublesome YouTube).

On the Charleston Battery–tI?fs=1&hl=en_US



Pics from the Beach!:

First glimpse of Jeff  IMG_4548.40Jeff returns IMG_4578.40 Jeff and Jessica Lindsay and Jeff IMG_4558.40 CelebratingToasting to a major accomplishmentThe Fab FourIMG_4573.40Headed towards the oceanAcross the sand To dip wheel in the Atlantic  All cyclists2 IMG_4598.40The family dips wheel in ocean Jeff and Jessica on beach  A happy reunion IMG_4609.40    A family of bracelets

By the numbers:  36.5 miles, 2:36:37, 14.0 mph, 400 ft of climbing

Totals for entire trip: 3,283.7 miles, 121,238 feet of climbing (although Bill had 131,000 feet on his computer), 186 hours on the saddle over 36 riding days (with 4 rest days).

And over $7,170 raised for Livestrong! Thanks to all the contributors!



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  1. Les Lent / Oct 21 2010 11:49 pm

    In a word…AWESOME!

  2. Jeff Sweren / Oct 22 2010 8:17 am

    Congrats, Jeff. It’s been great following you the past 6 weeks.

    Will have to come up something new to do when I get into the office now.

  3. Ryan Knapp / Oct 22 2010 9:36 am

    Seriously, how can you top this? You’ll run a marathon or something and thing. “Is that it?”

    Awesome stuff Jeff. I hope one day you can tell me some stories over a beer or two…

    • jslipschultz / Oct 22 2010 9:58 am

      Not sure about topping it. But there’s always something…

  4. Sarah / Oct 22 2010 10:26 am

    Way to go, man!!! Start writing your motivational speeches. You’ll be picked up in no time. I already have a speaking engagement in mind!

  5. Lew Friedland / Oct 22 2010 11:36 am

    WOW…what an accomplishment, Jeff. Congratulations!!!

  6. Simon / Oct 22 2010 1:22 pm

    Congratulations Jeff! Epic achievement. Truly impressive.

    Must say, though, was a tad concerned about your use of the verb “to bonk” on Day 35. That word has a totally different meaning on the other side of the Atlantic. For a second was a bit worried about where you were going with that story, actually. LOL!

    • jslipschultz / Oct 22 2010 3:37 pm

      I had a feeling there might be confusion–therefore the extra care in providing explaination. 🙂

  7. Tabatha / Oct 22 2010 7:40 pm

    So proud of you and all you have accomplished! Thanks for letting us ‘ride’ along with you all this way! It’s been fun!

    • jslipschultz / Oct 22 2010 8:43 pm

      It was great to have you along. Dave’s emails were so funny and timely. Look forward to seeing you in person real soon!

  8. Buddy / Oct 22 2010 8:48 pm


  9. Amy L. / Nov 17 2010 8:53 pm

    Ahhhh! What gorgeous pictures!

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