Shared Vision Quest coast-to-coast cyclists Hans Breaux and Mike Robertson crossing the Mississippi River in Minnesota yesterday, on their way to Milwaukee Wisconsin as part of their trek on the Adventure Cycling route. This coast-to-coast bicycle adventure was inspired by both rider's desire to take a continental bicycle tour, and Mike's desire, "not to live a life of mere existence," as someone who is legally blind from a retinal disease. Part of the adventure is to raise money for retina research at Boston's Massachusetts Eye and Ear through the Shared Vision Quest GoFundMe campaign.
Closing in on 2000 miles for the journey, so far, Mike and Hans recounted some of their adventures to date in this TV interview from WDAY 6 in Sand Point Idaho, and spoke about their mission on this cross-country bike tour, to encourage people of all abilities to seek out others with shared dreams, and get it done. Hans and Mike were also quick to point out the lighter side of their journey, in the most recent Shared Vision Quest Diary from the Road, where they recount going over the handlebars in Idaho, rattle snakes on the side of the road, saline infusions for heat exhaustion, riding in 108 degree heat, and 120 mile days on a bicycle!
Both riders have their sites set on crossing Lake Michigan by Ferry and continuing their journey to Lubec, Maine, the easternmost point in the continental US. by mid August.