YAHOO! I Made It Right Across the States Because I Didn’t Stop Thurs, May 2
- Don’t stop to take photos
- Don’t stop to pee
- Don’t stop to dilly dally
DON’T STOP – DON’T STOP – DON’T STOP
This was the message we were given the night before our last and final ride to the Fire Station on the outskirts of St Augustine some 40 miles away. We had to arrive all at the same time in order to meet up with the police cars that would escort us 6 miles through town. AND WE DID JUST THAT!
The Cops had their sirens blazing, their lights flashing and had blocked off all the side streets on our way to our final destination …….The Atlantic Ocean in St Augustine, the oldest city in the USA.
Here’s a 36 second video of our parade that our pal Keith made as we rode into town. I’m the Cycle Chick in the purple jersey right next to the white car in the middle of the procession.
This has been an amazing adventure for me. An adventure of a lifetime. However, I didn’t make it all by myself.
You see, some days especially when those dirt filled, gale force winds smacked me right in the face while riding uphill on that Texan chip seal, I wondered if I was ever going to get to the Atlantic. I more than once fantasized about sneaking out of my motel room in the middle of the night with my bike and suitcase in tow to head for home.
Then, when I would finish for the day, I’d pull out my ipad and see your words of encouragement and I was okay. I was ready for another day of riding and I made it.
Big Hugs and Kisses to you all.