Give Peace a Chance

The mint Give Peace a Chance coin that Andy and Julia gave me when Brenda and I completed the northern spoke of the peace sign in September 2019 has now traveled with me to the end.

My brother’s wedding ring has traveled around my neck close to my heart from Everett, where his sister-in-law, Anne, gave it to me back on September 7, the second day of this trip. Here it is, nestled in a peace sign on the beautiful quilt Brenda gave me.

The Ganeshes that Shelley gave me have done their job helping us overcome obstacles. They are now off duty.

It is time to rest.

Ride details

Start: San Diego Dog Beach

End: Border of US and Mexico at San Ysidro

Distance: 24.88 miles

Total Distance: 2082.57 miles

Total Days: 43 (including four rest days)

Elevation gain: 594 feet

Total elevation gain: 100,888 feet (nearly 3.5 times the height of Mount Everest)

Strava track

Relive video

© 2021 Lynnea C Salvo


35 thoughts on “Give Peace a Chance

  1. We’ve been following, and occasionally riding, on your amazing journey. Seeing John’s ring touches at the heart. I’ll take a ride down to the Wall this week. Congratulations from all of us

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    1. Thank you, Dave! Thanks for the co-riding, especially the UGRR but also Moose Jaw! I’ve told that story a dozen times!
      I get home Wednesday morning. Let me know when you go to the Wall. Maybe I can meet you there.

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  2. What an accomplishment!!

    So glad I got to follow you via the written text down the west coast to Mexico🚴‍♂️

    The subject of Peace is also close to my heart.

    May you rest well…

    May we all give Peace a chance🕊

    ☮️

    Barb Voth

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  3. felt like the climax of a rocky movie. so happy for your accomplishment and by all means take some time and soak up the moments and memories. an amazing ride from the concept to the world class finish. cheers to you all.

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  4. Thanks for sharing all of your adventures on this wondrous bike expedition! I was so entralled that I plan on taking this ride expedition myself in 2024! I’ve already logged all of the starting and ending points along with the mileage. This dream is now officially in my bucket list! Larry Alles

    On Tue, Oct 19, 2021, 8:03 AM Life is Like a Bike wrote:

    > lynneacsalvo posted: ” The mint Give Peace a Chance coin that Andy and > Julia gave me when Brenda and I completed the northern spoke of the peace > sign in September 2019 has now traveled with me to the end. My brother’s > wedding ring has traveled around my neck” >

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  5. Sigh, wow, wonderful. Thanks for bringing us along. Thanks for being you, and increasing the brilliance of all the landscapes and the peace… Okay, to be less overwhelmed, have a great trip east, a great rest and processing, plenty of memories to replay! -maybe music and food? Hey, great to visualize you and Dave Goodrich getting together after this new ride – – May plenty of bicycling be in store, as we roll along!

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  6. Woo Hoo! You did it! Congratulations to you all for this MAJOR athletic accomplishment and for carrying the message of peace with you during your adventure. You are helping to make the world a better place.

    Mike & Ann

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  7. Lynn, I have been following you every day. Thank you for sharing this journey. You are such a bright star. Catherine

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  8. Dear Lynn and Cycling Team:

    Liked this reply above, “Congratulations, Lynn! What an accomplishment!”
    Wishing you much love and PEACE ☮️☮️☮️, John

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  9. To Lynn and the whole team: Congratulations on a fantastic accomplishment and for doing your best to spread the message of peace.

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  10. Congrats Lynn and your entire team. I’m just back from my son’s wedding and have now caught up on all the posts. Your focus on bringing peace in the world reminds me of how the officiant summed up Daniel’s wedding: A Gay Catholic Jewish wedding in a small town in Iowa. Maybe there’s hope for this country after all. Looking forward to biking with you soon and catching up on your amazing accomplishment.

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