What better way for my brother to enter the "real world" than by biking across America? He and two friends will embark on this adventure TODAY via the TransAmerica route which begins in Yorktown, Virginia and ends in Astoria, Oregon. You can follow along on his blog, Writer Up. Safe travels, Carson!
Sidenote: if you happen to be in the area, I'm certain they would welcome showers, home cooked meals, and/or a plot of land to pitch their tents.