The Half-fast Cycling Club is a ragtag group of bicyclists who care more about having fun than going fast, but do like both. There is no membership list and most of its members have never heard of the club. You may already be a member.
Your correspondent named the club and tried to talk another member into joining him on this epic journey. Some of the other club members have been on epic journeys of their own, riding in Spain, France, Italy, and New Zealand.
Why do we ride bikes? To paraphrase the bandit leader from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Reasons? We ain’t got no reasons. We don’t need no reasons. We don’t have to show you any stinking reasons!
Your correspondent is the de facto club representative on this coast-to-coast ride.