Farewell Family Feast & Bike Touring Advice 😂

In keeping with tradition we got the whole crew (all 19.5 of us) together for dinner before we left.

Grandchild #6 is due in late September. We aim to be back well before then so if we’re not, dispatch the cavalry. 🆘🐎

Per usual we ask a lot of questions and seek advice from fellow riders. Everyone is super friendly and eager to help and we in turn, love to share as well.

Although we have a few bike tours under our belt and have cycled a lot longer distance, cycling the Great Divide is like nothing we’ve ever attempted.

But I always say…

If you only do what you know you can do, you don’t do very much. 💁🏼‍♀️

The fam had some advice to share and we’d like to share with other riders. You’re welcome.

I mean… there’s a lot of folks on bike tours right now. #postCOVID Maybe they can benefit as well. #sharingiscaring

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We’re on our way… finally

We’re going to miss our family, friends and neighbors. And we keep wondering… what person or place will inspire our next adventure. We have a few more states to hit and we haven’t cycled in Europe, Asia or South America yet. Australia? Iceland? #opentotravel

If you’re following along, thanks! More to come… we’re finally on our way.

Four Months from Today ➡️

Four months from today we board an Amtrak train and ride to Whitefish, MT where we will purchase a few provisions and ride our bikes about 60 miles north to the Canadian border, do an about face and then hop on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

Alas, we won’t be going up to Canada. Not this trip anyway.

I mean anything could happen and we’re not counting it out, but at some point ya gotta start making plans. Two one-way train tickets purchased. ✅

Lest we get too soft now that we are in our early 60’s, or in case we forget what it’s like to live in a tent for more than a couple days, we took a two week excursion to the Florida panhandle. It wasn’t warm, but there was sunshine! And it wasn’t like we were roughing it although Tom used his phone as a hot spot so he could work. All good!

Just four months out. Can. Not. Wait.