Thursday, June 02, 2005

I went further than I ever have!

Today I traveled 91 miles! That is two miles further than the longest ride I have ever done (89 miles was accomplished last august in Oregon). I am getting stronger and faster every day. I am still eating constantly. I have equivalent to two entrees for three meals a day, then I eat in between meals.

The day before yesterday, four of us were riding together to Binghampton, NY, we got pulled over by a state trooper. We had made a wrong turn and ended up on a highway that we were not allowed to be on. The trooper asked where we were headed. And when we repsonded that we were going to Seattle, his eyes got real big and he just chuckled at us. After getting his composure, he sent us on our way, after we promised to get off at the next exit. That was a close one. Actually, today I ended up getting lost and on another highway that I should not have been on. Some Pennsyvania locals got us in the right direction. This time the trooper just went right past us as we traveled on the highway.

Yesterday we had our first day off. We went to a Habitat work site in Binghamton. We organized a warehouse full of all things to do with houses. We had to get it ready for an auction that is taking place on June 18th. It was quite remarkable the transformation from piles to sorted and neatly placed items. The placed looked great when we were finished.

Also, it is official...I am going to Africa next year. I will be traveling from Cairo to Capetown on my bicycle for four months. I am sure it will be amazing! You can learn more about it by clicking on the link on the right side of the page.

Tomorrow we are heading to Howe, NY or Houghton, NY. I am not really sure. It is really nice waking up at 5 a.m. and not having to know what day it is or even where you are going. We receive our directions just minutes before we head out on our ride in the morning. At that time we learn where we will be going and how far we have to travel.

You can check out the blog for the North Trip at the link on the right side of the page. It is written by various riders on the trip. Also, I am trying to get some pictures, but it has proved to be a bit more difficult. I know I will find a way soon. Thanks for everyones comments and support.

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