Today was a pretty good day!!!
I only went and rode across the bleedin United States of America didn't I Rodders.
I got up at 6.30 am, after a poor rest of only 5 ish hours of sleep. It was surprisingly easy to get up though!! After breakfast I was on the road by 7.30 for the final journey to the East Coast.
The ride was 64 miles. I arranged to meet my Brother at a halfway point, Naples, for a late breakfast/early lunch. This broke up the day quite nicely - it was good to see someone I knew whilst en route. I tried to persuade him to swap vehicles but to no avail.
The roads all day were quite busy. Probably one of my least relaxing rides. The motivation was endless though. I was riding a good pace for most of the time, excited about the prospect of seeing the Atlantic.
Finally at about 1.30pm I saw the coast!!
I skirted it until I could find a spot to sit and soak it up for a while. It all felt quite surreal.
Unfortunately I still have to ride roughly 90 miles to Linconville but today was the big one for me. I feel like its most definitely job done.
It's been the most amazing trip, one that I will never regret taking. There have been so many positive experiences and I've met so many brilliant people along the way. By poking my head outside of the bubble I was living in I have reaffirmed my love of life and the world we live in. nice and cheesy I know.
I have had plenty of hurdles to get over; (I've listed some before but this is the last time)
Snow storms, strong winds, rain storms,
The dessert, extreme humidity, +40C temps down to sub zero, tornado alley minus the any tornado's,endless mountain passes, rednecks, the Great Planes, heat waves. I've been called Australian more time than I can remember, once it was even put in print in the local paper. I've become numb to it now.
The amazing sights include the Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, Golden Gate Bridge, Zion, Chicago, the Great Lakes, Canada, the Rockies, me in cycling shorts etc
Mileage so far 3,860
1 million counties
2 new pedals
2 new tyres, bollocks
1 new chain,
1 slow puncture