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Just wanted to let everyone know, I have completed my solo bicycling trip 
from Plymouth, Michigan 
to Seattle, Washington.  

I left on June 17, 2015, and arrived in Seattle, Washington on August 7, 2015 (53 days, including rest stops).  

I rode a total of 2530 miles, averaging about 53 miles per day.

My starting weight was around 201, and when I stopped it was 182.5.
My body fat percentage has gone from 30.5, to 25.5.

So far, $3,630 was raised for the American Diabetes Association. 
(My goal is to raise $5,000. 
If you would like to donate, please visit:  

I want to thank everyone who helped make this possible.  
This includes 
 - the WarmShowers.org people who gave me hospitality, a place to stay, and a warm shower
 - the Ingress players some of whom also offered the same hospitality, and help along the way.
 - the random straingers who helped me out in many ways and reminded me that people in general are good.
  - My friends, family, and everyone, who supported me especially during my 'Forrest Gump' moments where I wanted to end my trip, usually in the middle of nowhere.

For details of the trip, see https://plus.google.com/collection/4r3dAB

Google Map



DAY: 0 (Tue, June 16, 2015), TO:Plymouth,Michigan, Total: 0, Day: 
DAY: 1 (Wed, June 17, 2015), TO:Dansville,Michigan, Total: 73.25, Day: 53.25
DAY: 2 (Thu, June 18, 2015), TO:Nashville,Michigan, Total: 125.93, Day: 52.68
DAY: 3 (Fri, June 19, 2015), TO:Wyoming,Michigan, Total: 155.25, Day: 29.32
DAY: 4 (Sat, June 20, 2015), TO:Muskegon,Michigan, Total: 181.39, Day: 26.14
DAY: 5 (Sun, June 21, 2015), TO:Milwaukee,Wisconson, Total: 189.25, Day: 7.86 
DAY: 6 (Mon, June 22, 2015), TO:Milwaukee,Wisconson, Total: 189.25, Day: 0
DAY: 7 (Tue, June 23, 2015), TO:Lake Mills,Wisconson, Total: 236.45, Day: 65.06
DAY: 8 (Wed, June 24, 2015), TO:Madison,Wisconson, Total: 273.25, Day: 36.75
DAY: 9 (Thu, June 25, 2015), TO:Baraboo,Wisconson, Total: 324.65, Day: 51.36
DAY: 10 (Fri, June 26, 2015), TO:Elroy,Wisconson, Total: 366.75, Day: 42.12
DAY: 11 (Sat, June 27, 2015), TO:La Crosse,Wisconson, Total: 433.25, Day: 66.48
DAY: 12 (Sun, June 28, 2015), TO:Stockholm,Wisconson, Total: 514.83, Day: 81.81
DAY: 13 (Mon, June 29, 2015), TO:Red Wing,Minnesota, Total: 541.85, Day: 27.02
DAY: 14 (Tue, June 30, 2015), TO:St. Paul ,Minnesota, Total: 608.75, Day: 66.86
DAY: 15 (Wed, July 01, 2015), TO:Glencoe,Minnesota, Total: 668.25, Day: 59.08
DAY: 16 (Thu, July 02, 2015), TO:Olivia,Minnesota, Total: 722.45, Day: 54.12
DAY: 17 (Fri, July 03, 2015), TO:Cottonwood,Minnesota, Total: 771.95, Day: 49.44
DAY: 18 (Sat, July 04, 2015), TO:Lake Benton,Minnesota, Total: 826.35, Day: 53.07
DAY: 19 (Sun, July 05, 2015), TO:Brookings,South Dakota, Total: 858.75, Day: 30.84
DAY: 20 (Mon, July 06, 2015), TO:De Smet,South Dakota, Total: 909.15, Day: 50.11
DAY: 21 (Tue, July 07, 2015), TO:Miller,South Dakota, Total: 993.45, Day: 84.19
DAY: 22 (Wed, July 08, 2015), TO:Midland,South Dakota, Total: 1049.55, Day: 56.18
DAY: 23 (Thu, July 09, 2015), TO:Pierre,South Dakota, Total: 1106.95, Day: 47.31
DAY: 24 (Fri, July 10, 2015), TO:Wall,South Dakota, Total: 1183.75, Day: 76.81
DAY: 25 (Sat, July 11, 2015), TO:Piedmont,South Dakota, Total: 1193.45, Day: 8.96
DAY: 26 (Sun, July 12, 2015), TO:Piedmont,South Dakota, Total: 1193.45, Day: 0
DAY: 27 (Mon, July 13, 2015), TO:Colony,Wyoming, Total: 1249.65, Day: 56.11
DAY: 28 (Tue, July 14, 2015), TO:Broadus,Montana, Total: 1330.25, Day: 80.63
DAY: 29 (Wed, July 15, 2015), TO:Ashland,Montana, Total: 1386.75, Day: 56.67
DAY: 30 (Thu, July 16, 2015), TO:Crow Agency,Montana, Total: 1436.75, Day: 50
DAY: 31 (Fri, July 17, 2015), TO:Billings,Montana, Total: 1491.75, Day: 55
DAY: 32 (Sat, July 18, 2015), TO:Big Timber,Montana, Total: 1569.55, Day: 77.75
DAY: 33 (Sun, July 19, 2015), TO:Livingston,Montana, Total: 1603.25, Day: 33.7
DAY: 34 (Mon, July 20, 2015), TO:Livingston,Montana, Total: 1614.25, Day: 0
DAY: 35 (Tue, July 21, 2015), TO:Livingston,Montana, Total: 1614.25, Day: 0
DAY: 36 (Wed, July 22, 2015), TO:White Sulphur Springs,Montana, Total: 1676.15, Day: 61.82
DAY: 37 (Thu, July 23, 2015), TO:Helena,Montana, Total: 1739.65, Day: 63.55
DAY: 38 (Fri, July 24, 2015), TO:Mc Donnalds Pass,Montana, Total: 1765.55, Day: 25.91
DAY: 39 (Sat, July 25, 2015), TO:Ovando,Montana, Total: 1830.25, Day: 65.24
DAY: 40 (Sun, July 26, 2015), TO:Missoula,Montana, Total: 1889.35, Day: 59.19
DAY: 41 (Mon, July 27, 2015), TO:Superior,Montana, Total: 1952.45, Day: 63.16
DAY: 42 (Tue, July 28, 2015), TO:Lookout Pass,Montana, Total: 2008.75, Day: 56.3
DAY: 43 (Wed, July 29, 2015), TO:Harrison,Idaho, Total: 2077.95, Day: 76
DAY: 44 (Thu, July 30, 2015), TO:Spokane,Washington, Total: 2145.35, Day: 67.39
DAY: 45 (Fri, July 31, 2015), TO:Sprague,Washington, Total: 2182.95, Day: 37.6
DAY: 46 (Sat, August 01, 2015), TO:Ritzville,Washington, Total: 2218.75, Day: 35.76
DAY: 47 (Sun, August 02, 2015), TO:Potholes State Park,Washington, Total: 2279.85, Day: 59.35
DAY: 48 (Mon, August 03, 2015), TO:Vantage,Washington, Total: 2322.45, Day: 44.07
DAY: 49 (Tue, August 04, 2015), TO:Ellensburg,Washington, Total: 2351.85, Day: 29.34
DAY: 50 (Wed, August 05, 2015), TO:Cle Elum,Washington, Total: 2382.25, Day: 30.41
DAY: 51 (Thu, August 06, 2015), TO:Snoqualmie,Washington, Total: 2442.25, Day: 59.1
DAY: 52 (Fri, August 07, 2015), TO:Bellevue,Washington, Total: 2469.65, Day: 27.32
DAY: 53 (Sat, August 08, 2015), TO:Bellevue,Washington, Total: 2469.65, Day: 0
DAY: 54 (Sun, August 09, 2015), TO:Kitsap State Park, Paulsbo,Washington, Total: 2499.15, Day: 29.54
DAY: 55 (Mon, August 10, 2015), TO:Hood Canal,Washington, Total: 2528.15, Day: 29.54


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Welcome to My "Ridin With Aydin", and help Stop Diabetes, Page

Greetings Folks, Friends, Soon-To-Be Friends, People I will meet, etc...,

Many of you know me, but for those of you who don't...

I've been a Software Developer and Architect for over 30 years. Most of that time has been spent sitting behind a desk, not watching what I eat, and getting little exercise.

I'm way out-of-shape, overweight, hypertensive, have high blood pressure, pre-diabetic, and now my "recent accomplishment" was making it to the "obese" category for my body fat. Without any change, and since it runs on both sides of my family, I suspect I will become type-2 diabetic unless I take some action. 

So I decided to try and reverse this trend, and some of the damage I have done from all those years of sitting.

In a little over a week, in mid June, I am taking a 'Sabbatical' and taking a few months off.

No, I am not going to spend a few months Windsurfing, or laying on a beach somewhere.

I plan to ride from Plymouth, Michigan, to Seattle Washington. 

I feel without this type of drastic 'adventure', my health may continue to slowly decline.

I am hoping to raise $5,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

Be sure to follow me on www.RidinWithAydin.com.

For Daily information and photos, please follow me on:


https://plus.google.com/+AydinAkcasu



To Make a donation:  

http://main.diabetes.org/goto/RidinWithAydin


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