Paul Mulvey - Member Profile - CycleBlaze

Member Profile

Paul Mulvey

Journals

Title Ratings
You CAN go home again 20
Silver Comet Express 36
566 miles, 9 days, 1 iPhone: eastward along the Erie Canal 21
Can I Join You? 10
Living out of a Trailer 12

About

By day, an IT Business Architect/Product Manager, author, and conference speaker. By night (or rather, by vacation), a wanderlust-filled traveler seeking out new sights, new experiences. Who wants a desk job, really? Sure, there's security there, but look at all the world has to offer - the experience of stopping into a 1960's era roadside eatery and ordering a hot dog and french fries, sleeping in a hammock strung in a park pavilion in a town park overnight (with permission of the local police of course), and riding across a train trestle nearly 2/3-mile long that has been converted into a bicycle-only trail. I LIVE for this stuff. The sights one sees, the food one experiences, the people one meets - this is living life. 

Paw-Paw Tunnel on my "Living out of a Trailer" tour

Though I have been an ardent road-tripper over the years, and a backpacker since 1993, I recently started bike touring in 2010 with a 1-nighter from Easton, PA to Ocean City, NJ, a tour of about 130 miles. The irony is I wanted to cycle across the United States when I was a senior in High School, but work, university, and then family got in the way. It's only now that my children are out of high school and into university themselves I find the time to "sneak away" for a week to go on a tour by myself.

Want to read more about my experiences? Here are a list of the bike tours I have ridden and journaled. If you like them, please leave me a comment and I'd love to hear from you - hope to see you on the road someday.

  • September 2018 - You CAN go home again - 6 days/378 miles riding from Syracuse to Philadelphia through NY and linking together rail trails and lesser-traveled roads.
  • March 2018 - Silver Comet Express. 3-days from Birmingham, AL to Alpharetta, GA - riding home covering the entire Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet trails.

If you feel that any of the journals were enjoyable, please give them a "like" and leave a comment - I do respond to all comments. And, I'd love to run into other tourers on the road - cheers!