It took more than a half year of training, a specially built bicycle and the will to travel over 1,957 kilometres by bicycle from Sidney to Los Angeles.
Walter and Carina Overesch, along with 11-month old daughter Maria, were in Sidney ready to start their cycling trek to the City of Angels. The Overesch family comes from Karlsruhe in Germany and plan to spend the next 10 weeks on the roads. Their bicycle is one-piece with a seat in front for Carina, a regular bicycle seat mid-bike for Michael and a trailer for Maria. Carina pedals in a recumbent style at the front. Their training involved practice for Maria as well as themselves. They needed to know how she would react to spending so much time in the trailer. Apparently she is perfectly happy there. The family is planning on camping in state parks along the way.