YAHOO! I Made It Right Across the States Because I Didn’t Stop: Thurs, May 2nd

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.

 

About Cher

Cher Reynolds was born in the United States. She now resides with her husband in Auckland, New Zealand.
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10 Responses to YAHOO! I Made It Right Across the States Because I Didn’t Stop: Thurs, May 2nd

  1. Ted and Jac says:

    Well done! What an amazing achievement. We are very proud of you… such perseverance. Don’t let the glow wear off until we get home to toast your success.

    Love and hugs,

    Ted and Jacxxx

  2. PT Chase says:

    Well done Cher …… we never doubted your determination and willpower to complete the ride.
    However the “committee” feel you are due a partial refund with regard to the wind direction having just reread your initial article.
    Tailwinds are meant to blow up your a…!
    Best Regards
    PT and the boys.

  3. Billi Kraft says:

    So proud of your amazing accomplishment and adventure!!! Love to you. my awesome, amazing sis!!!!

  4. Ron & Iris Taylor says:

    We are real proud of you girl. What an awesome achievement!
    Luv, Iris and Ron

  5. Alison says:

    Congrats Cher

    You are certainly inspiring!! I have loved reading of your adventure :)

    Ali

  6. Lorraine says:

    This was a two-hanky blog post, my dear friend Cher. Should have waited to put on my mascara :-) . I am so very proud of you for signing up in the first place, for training so religiously, for getting on that plane to San Diego with bike in tow, for not stopping! What a journey … on all levels.

    Can’t wait to see you here on the other side of the world. We’ll schedule in a long catch up so you can fill me in on all the details you didn’t have time to post in your blog.

    Congratulations and big ups to you!

    Love & long-armed hugs, Lorraine

  7. Bonnie says:

    A BIG yahoo — so proud of you !! Love, love , love!!!!

  8. Wow, this is simply amazing. You have had an adventure of a lifetime! When Annie and I did Cycle Oregon we rode for a week and did 550 miles. When I think of how many miles and days you racked up I am just in awe.
    This is a great testament to your tour group organizers, your fellow riders and most of all to your perseverance and endurance. Congratulations on an extraordinary trip and achievement.

  9. Nicola says:

    WELL DONE CHER!! Such an achievement and you’ve made it all the way across! Bet you are feeling pretty chuffed with yourself and rightly so! What a wonderful memory to have!! C u soon. N

  10. Brigitte Grant says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We are soooooo proud of you, but now hurry home and tell the tale. We can’t wait to see you and hear all about your unforgettable memories.
    Fondest love Brigitte and Doug xxx

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