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By Alice Honeywell

Biking from Oregon to Maine is not any small feat, specially for 2 newly retired ladies who hold every thing they wish for 3 months, powered basically through the energy in their legs and a wish for experience. Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery invite readers to keep on with their trip through bicycle around the usa, as they face sizzling solar, using rain, buffeting winds, gear disasters, killer hills, wild fires, or even an outbreak of grasshoppers.
    As Alice and Bobbi pedal alongside  their 3,600-mile trip, they attempt and deepen their friendship, defy their aches and pains, event the significant and sundry beauties in their nation, and notice the demanding situations and delight of a scaled-down way of life. And, they stumble upon unfailing generosity from humans they meet—from the prayers of a North Dakota lady for his or her safekeeping, to the provide of a home in Michigan, to invites for dinner and a spot to sleep at stops all alongside the way in which. And there are incidents to chuckle over, too, resembling the bewildered lady who requested them, “Well, yet the place do you pack your dresses?”
    Ride besides Alice and Bobbi as they embody retirement with gusto and dwell their dream.

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In 2003 it released the Lewis and Clark route, parts of which we intended to follow. We would frequently deviate from Adventure Cycling’s recommendations, but the maps turned out to be good sources of information. Symbols show restaurants, motels, campgrounds, bike shops, and post offices. Phone numbers are listed for many establishments, as well as for local law enforcement agencies and emergency services. We grew increasingly concerned about the St. Johns Bridge as we neared Portland, and we stopped at a gas station to buy a more detailed map of the city so that we could find an alternate bridge.

I agree. It’s no way to start a long biking day. ” I shared my “adoption” idea with Alice and she liked it, so as we separately came and went from the bathroom, we each cheerfully greeted a different neighboring camper. One was a teacher, who was headed with his son to a family reunion; another was a professional photographer, traveling around the West. Each man had a pickup truck, and before we knew it, each of them had offered us a lift. Alice hitched a ride with the teacher, whose name she didn’t learn, and I rode up with Wayne, the nature photographer.

The last of the three shops listed on our map was Follett’s Mountain Sports, and it had good bike repair facilities as well as friendly and encouraging mechanics. Follett’s carried the exact heavy-duty touring tires that Alice used, so I bought one and arranged to have it put on my back wheel. The air-conditioned diner we had fantasized about materialized just a short walk away, so we mingled with the Monday morning business crowd. Back at the bike shop an hour later, we thanked the mechanic and wheeled our machines out the door and into the heat.

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