By Alice Honeywell
Biking from Oregon to Maine is not any small feat, in particular for 2 newly retired ladies who hold every little thing they want for 3 months, powered merely by means of the power in their legs and a hope for event. Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery invite readers to persist with their experience through bicycle around the usa, as they face sizzling sunlight, using rain, buffeting winds, gear disasters, killer hills, wild fires, or even an endemic of grasshoppers.
As Alice and Bobbi pedal alongside their 3,600-mile trip, they try out and deepen their friendship, defy their aches and pains, adventure the great and sundry beauties in their nation, and realize the demanding situations and pride of a scaled-down way of life. And, they come upon unfailing generosity from humans they meet—from the prayers of a North Dakota girl 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 best way. And there are incidents to snort over, too, similar to 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 reside their dream.
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We rolled over series after series of pleasantly undulating hills, sun-ripened crops of grain rippling along both sides of the road. The ready-to-harvest ﬁelds against the bluest of skies made us want to get off our bikes, don berets, and take up oil paints and brushes. Instead, we took photos, hoping to capture an indelible 44 Oregon and Washington Surﬁng the amber waves of grain image of the bright golden hills. We recognized only the wheat, so we asked someone later that day what else we had been seeing.
No one rides that bridge. ” So he proceeded to guide us through Portland over a network of back streets, bike lanes, sidewalks, and even a few parking lots. Walter had us island-hopping via bridges with panache. He saved us half a day of wrong turns and false starts, not to mention a 18 Oregon and Washington We love you Walter, oh yes we do. bridge that would have been even scarier than the one we did ride over the Columbia River. On the way through the city, he even took us to REI, where Alice got a new clip for her pannier and I had a gearing adjustment.
Uh, never mind. It’s nothing. ” “No, not yet. ” Then, “See? ” was internal, heard only inside the head of the loser as she scoured the area for her prized possession. Outwardly, all was as it should be. ” Some people have no need of the ﬁfteen-minute rule, but neither of us could claim membership in that elite society. Leaving Walla Walla meant that not only was Oregon behind us, but we were almost through Washington and ready to tackle Idaho and the Bitterroot Range, that extreme challenge faced by Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery in the fall of 1805.
Across America by Bicycle. Alice and Bobbi's Summer on Wheels by Alice Honeywell