So you thought your last bike trip was long...
Took the bike out this chilly morning to go for breakfast. (Telle worked an overnight shift, she was sleeping.) When I parked, I noticed another bike up on the sidewalk. 21 speeds, panniers front and rear, bags on top of the front and rear racks. Yes, a fully loaded touring bicycle!
Walked into the diner and there was an empty stool next to a guy in his mid 20s with cycling shoes on. Sat next to him and asked if that was his bike out front. It was. He was checking his map, heading up to New Hampshire with a final destination of Bar Harbor, Maine. His journey started in California at the end of June!
Got to talking about his trip a bit. He's been camping out most of the time, hadn't really had any problems other than a curious black bear at one campsite, and a seperated tire that needed replacement.
He was eating a HUGE breakfast to give him the calories he needs every day. I grabbed his check when the waitress brought it over and wished him a safe journey. I thought it was the least I could do!
It certainly makes you appreciate the fact that all you need to do to get up that long hill is to twist your right wrist a bit more, while seated on a heated seat and holding a heated grip.
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