Family of 5 rides 7000 from Kentucky to Alaska on tandem
Posted Nov 30 2009 10:01pm
Coming back from Lubbock this holiday weekend, we encountered the flip side of the vision of a city in denial I observed. About an hour into our trip, we saw a an enormous bicycle contraption heading the other direction with five people on it. Seeing a cyclist at all in West Texas is unusual, but seeing this we had to stop and learn what all this was about.
It turns out the five person tandem was being driven by The Pedouin family, a husband and wife team with three daughters, ages 7, 4, and 3, attempting to bicycle 7000 miles from Kentucky to Alaskan. Their Pedouin name is derived from the word Bedouin – a member of a desert tribe that traditionally lives in tents – signifying a member of an adventurous family traveling on a tandem bicycle across the continent using a tent as their humble abode. On the trip to Alaska, they want to share their family’s journey with others to demonstrate how to live a dream despite the economic, social or educational climate.