Who are we?
We are Simeon & Gale.
I, Simeon here, was born in the UK, I am from Chinese descent and moved to Hong Kong in 1995. Gale was born in China and moved to Hong Kong when she was still a child. We were married in Hong Kong in 2006.
I started working for Cathay Pacific Airways in 1996 and worked there for over twenty years, it was a real blessing to have that job. As a Flight Dispatcher I had a job that I enjoyed and found interesting. However I never lost that urge for adventure travel, the kind of travel that a full time job just does not allow. It was that thirst for adventure that made me quit my supermarket job in Safeways and head off to travel the world and see the many sights and wonders. The first stop on my trip was Hong Kong and it was there that my wanderings ceased!
Now in 2020, twenty five years later it’s time to begin wandering again!
What are we doing?
One quiet evening at work I stumbled onto the work of Randal Olson. I don’t know Randal but it seems he is a very clever gentleman who does some very clever things with data. This is the post that I found.
A road trip to all of the lower 48 US State Capitol Buildings. That really caught my imagination. I know many people might cross the US from coast to coast or even a trip which will enter each of the lower 48 states, but they don’t do it for me. Despite the hugeness of the country simply crossing it does not excite me. And routes that enter each state but maybe just crossing a corner hear or barely skirting a state border smacks to me of ‘cheating’ and won’t let you really get to the heart of the state and it’s people.
Going to each State Capitol? Now that’s a journey I want to embark on! And what better way to do it than on a tandem bicycle.
So, what are we doing? In 2021 (Covid-19 permitting) we are going to ride a tandem bike to each of the lower 48 US State Capitols. The ride will be over 23,000 kilometers or 14,000 miles. It will take up to one year (US Visa permitting). On the way we will be sharing our journey here as well as looking for ways to make the journey a meaningful one for those less fortunate than ourselves.