Dean Greg Crawford | Jul. 28, 2013 | Road to Discovery
The ride today was pretty straightforward, and the wind was favorable. The traffic was really heavy as I approached Myrtle Beach, a resort city with fewer than 30,000 permanent residents that attracts about 14 million visitors a year. Most of the way was flat, straight seacoast road – undemanding terrain that allows your mind to wander.
This trip started at the Pacific Ocean, and I’ve been along the Gulf Coast, and now I’m riding along the Atlantic Ocean. As I rode I was thinking about what a big place the world is, here and across those oceans, and about the big problems in the world that science is called on to solve.