by Phil Coale
March 22, 1984
Steve Roberts, a 31-year-old writer from Ohio, arrived in Tallahassee Wednesday aboard his well-equipped bicycle — complete with word processor. Since Sept. 28, Roberts has travelled 3,788 miles from his home state. Throughout his trip, he writes regular columns for Online Today, a computer magazine. He plans to write a book called Computing Across America about his trip. His bike has solar-panels which power his word processor, radios and an alarm system, including a homing device. He figures the cycle is worth about $5,000.
NOTE: My friend Dan Burden arranged an event with the capitol press corps, and took this slide of me giving a demo of the bike…