« on: November 27, 2006, 10:17:23 pm »
Well, with just one rain day the trip was a total success! Great route, great weather, and great company. Used everything we brought, didn't miss anything we didn't bring! I was home just one day and already planning my next adventure. Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement! With too much time on his hands (and although he wont admit it) a worried heart, waterguy wrote this:
I can just imagine the constant tempo of the derailer moving the chain through the action of your legs. I can here the sounds of the traffic moving
up from behind. A casual glance over the shoulder. The wheels of your bike running smoothly across the pavement, always looking for a smoother section
of road. Clicking whirring, realing, someone yelling out the car window. Horns blow. My ass hurts, the burning of lactic in my legs. Pull over almost falling off. Break time, Wow the Ocean is beautiful, its hard to enjoy, miles to go.
The chain of this road machine, dry and clicking, wearing, gaining speed and changing gears. Always looking for that sweet spot for the heavy load of
equipment. Mad that you brought to much. I could have left that behind, should have brought that or this. The constant thought of how dad said that it would look tough. Weeks later it would be easier to enjoy the trip thats its over.
Cars whiz by with no effort. Continually pushing to find yet another hill. Wait maybe now it will be easy. Some down hill, but you know that then there
will be up hill. Oh just to get too miles of flat highway. That would be
I find myself thinking about you many times during the day. I have not heard from you now for 26 hours. I think of how difficult it is having all this
fun. I cant wait to here all the stories. I find it hard thinking that they are all right and safe. I am sure you are. I wish you had a small ham radio, we could tap out CW on a low power transmitter. I should have made her get
I will work on that when she gets home...................more later.....I
wish my phone would go beep, beep, beep.