George Hall - Member Profile - CycleBlaze

Member Profile

George Hall


Title Ratings
Seeking A Bicycle Warrior's Death, Part II: The Great Rivers South 230
KAMO Spring Tour 2022; Does Bigfoot Ride a Bike? 58
Seeking a Bicycle Warrior's Death, Part I: The Northern Tier 3141
Searching For a Heart Attack on the Western Express 71
Transam, Both Ends to the Middle; Buddy Rides a Bike 72


Crossing the Ohio River on the Transam Route, 2015

I did a few overnight cycle tours during my college years, but my real introduction to loaded self-supported cycle touring came in 2015 when I realized a long-time dream of mine and rode the 4,300 mile ACA Transamerica route.   That was a solo tour, though I did meet other cyclists and enjoyed their company during parts of the tour.  That trip hooked me on cycle touring, and in 2017 I rode the ACA Western Express route from San Francisco, CA to Pueblo, CO (1,600 miles).  COVID interfered with my plans to repeat the Transam (this time with 2 others) in 2020, so instead I rode the Northern Tier route (4,300 miles) in 2021.

In "real life" I worked as an Engineer and Geologist and occasional forensic consultant.    I  retired in early 2021 at the young age of 68,  and am eager to do a lot of cycle touring in my golden years!   It's becoming more challenging to tour now, because I have to fight aggressive prostate cancer as well as the usual rigors associated with cycle touring.  The experts say that the cancer will eventually win out, but I plan on winning a few cycle-touring "battles" before that happens.  Every tour completed is another battle won - so that's how I roll!  How many battles do I have left before I become too weak to tour?   I guess we'll see...

Western Express, 2017 - Modeling Our Showers Pass Rain Jackets - My 10th Continental Divide Bicycle Crossing
Nothern Tier (2021) - The Anacortes Ferry Terminal Marks The End of The Route