In the Books: TCC #14
It’s official; we’re retired.
Last Friday we turned in our car, handed over our keys, and entered the Trail Care Crew Alumni Association as the 14th Crew. We are so very grateful for the journey we traveled over the last two years. Without a doubt, it ranks as the ‘best job in the world’.
As you can imagine we racked up some interesting statistics while crisscrossing the United States. Equipped with a Subaru Outback we tallied 68,493 miles on 2 sets of tires and 58.8 quarts of oil.
With a mission to educate and advocate, we visited 69 different communities in 28 states. We were humbled by the dedication and commitment of the people we trained, all 2,528 of them. During our TCC weekends we helped them build over 30,000 feet of trail in addition to maintaining almost 20,000 feet more.
When we weren’t driving, teaching, or organizing communities, we found time to ride. Our ‘ultimate’ mountain bike road trip included 2,000 miles of sweet singletrack across 40 states. In the process we managed to wear out eight sets of tires on our Trek and Gary Fisher mountain bikes.
During all of this we managed to embark on a variety of culinary experiences. Thankfully we burned off most of the 2.7 million calories and 2,000 cups of coffee that kept us going nonstop.
Words cannot describe the gratitude that we feel towards our sponsors, co-workers, and the wonderful people we met on the road. Thanks to each and every one of you who took part in our journey. The relationships we’ve developed and the experiences we’ve had will provide a lifetime of wonderful memories.
We look forward to the next adventure!