It’s the final countdown
Welcome to my blog,
All my stuff is shipped out and hopefully will arrive at the start of this 3 month ride. We,10 riders, are going from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Virginia to Oregon. The tradition is to dip our wheels in each ocean. I will do that , but cautiously , as I don’t want to start my ride with sand in my gears. So , I will lift the bike up over my head, and maybe just stand in the water. Hopefully, we will attain the EFI. That means , every fabulous inch. or you can change the f word to” frickin”!!! When I was a UPS man, the F word was Fedex, but I actually like those guys. They seem to be more relaxed, and definitely have better customer service.
There will also be 2 leaders who ride every other day. One drives the van to the next campsite, and the other rides with the group. This route is called the Transam, and it is an established route, put together on it’s first ride in 1976. The company and map writers, are adventurecycling.org. We mostly camp, but we occasionally stay in some second rate hotels. Personally, I like the camping best, as some hotels have crummy beds, and run down facilities. You know what you get when your in your little tent. We will all do some cooking, and the leaders will do the food shopping mostly. So, this is a modest , humble , ride, without the luxuries of some posh companies. However, it is a grade up from some people who ride self supported and just pitch a tent anywhere. They are the tough ones!!!!
I will try to write every 3rd or 4th day, but we shall see. I’m using an ipad 2, and it may not be so cooperative. It doesn’t seem to like uploading photos. We shall see. Also forgive me for not being a n exciting writer, but I’m new at this blog thing.