West Seattle’s Cal Prinster and dad finish cross-country bike trip: ‘Unbelievable adventure’

August 13, 2012 at 11:51 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 13 Comments

That’s Cal Prinster, who along with dad Gordon Prinster has just made it to New York City – but not by plane or train or car or even motorcycle: They just finished pedaling cross-country! We told you about their plan just before they left back in June; here’s that story. This morning we heard from Gordon, who also shared the photo:

We arrived in Lower Manhattan – slightly thinner – on 8/11/12. We pedaled 3,639 miles in 49 days. It was an unbelievable adventure. We’re now lounging under a tree in Strawberry Fields on a perfect day in Central Park.

Gordon adds that he and Cal – who starts 7th grade at Madison Middle School in 3 weeks – are “looking forward to thanking everybody that gave to pbtfus.org.” That’s the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, for which they raised money with not only this trip but also their 1,732-mile bike ride to the Mexican border last summer. (You can still donate – just follow this link, and please mention Cal Prinster as the “honoree” so they can keep track of everyone who donated in honor of their ride.)

13 Comments

  1. Congratulations!!! What an experience to share with your dad.

    Comment by c — 12:31 pm August 13, 2012 #

  2. Congratulations! What a great adventure!

    Comment by pam — 12:37 pm August 13, 2012 #

  3. You two are true inspirations! Love the photo–thanks so much for sharing!

    Comment by The Velvet Bulldog — 1:20 pm August 13, 2012 #

  4. Congrats!! You two are an inspiration to all!

    Comment by Westbird — 1:44 pm August 13, 2012 #

  5. Way to go Cal and Gordon! Glad to hear you finished your journey!

    Comment by Paula Tortorice — 3:56 pm August 13, 2012 #

  6. Love this story! Did they keep a blog of their adventures? Did they camp, or stay in hotels? Just curious. What an inspiration!

    Comment by visitor — 4:06 pm August 13, 2012 #

  7. We’d asked them to send updates, and they said they’d try, but Gordon said in his note today that they didn’t get around to it – had connectivity trouble from the road …

    Comment by WSB — 4:09 pm August 13, 2012 #

  8. Quite the accomplishment, this is a great story.

    Comment by Harry Reems — 4:36 pm August 13, 2012 #

  9. Awesome! I had a college prof who spent his summers cycling across the country, something I would love to do someday. Congrats Cal and Gordon – all for a great cause, what a great example to set.

    Comment by Maggie — 4:52 pm August 13, 2012 #

  10. Glad you both had a safe and successful journey. This you will cherish for life. Looking forward to seeing you back in WS

    Comment by Stu — 12:32 am August 14, 2012 #

  11. That is so awesome!

    And that looks like an old drop bar bike with a Brooks saddle. What, no carbon fibre?? Classic!

    Comment by pedal smarder — 5:19 am August 14, 2012 #

  12. Congratulations Cal and Gordie! I am so proud of your accomplishments, dedication to a great cause and to call you my friends. Now get home to give your biggest supporter, your Mom, a hug.

    Comment by Coleen — 7:10 am August 14, 2012 #

  13. Congratulations Gordon and Cal! We are proud to claim you as our school psychologist, Gordon! Right on, you guys!! You are such inspirations!

    Comment by Jennifer Hall — 11:14 am August 14, 2012 #

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