All posts for the day August 1st, 2014

Day 47. (Actually day 48 when you count the day I flew to Seattle and biked to Pacific to dip wheel)
Voorhees NJ to Harvey Cedars NJ
53 Miles
Travel Time 6 hours
Saddle Time 3:40 hours

Week 7 294 Miles
Total 3,556 Miles

20 nights in hotels/motels
12 nights with friends, or friends of friends, or friends of friends of ……
9 nights of Warm Shower hosts
6 nights camping out

Replaced 1 rear wheel, some spokes, one chain, two cables, three tires, 6 tubes (all flats were in week one as a result of the glass I hit day 1, the patch to fix it, and my errors when replacing tube). Ran out of toothpaste this morning so my projections were off by one brushing!

On my final ride I had three cars pull over to give me a high five, a congratulations, or a hug. I was also surprised by my Fraternity brother Vince M and his nephews and mother cheering for me on the side of the road.

I stopped by a hot dog stand that I had come across during my training. I spoke with the 64 yr old owner and swapped stories. He just completed a 6,000 mile motorcycle ride around the country. He was 3 days behind me at Glacier.

I was greeted at the finish line by my family, Goose and Mrs Goose, Soggy Duck Ken O and Sophie, and David and Lisa 7 layer cookie Goldsmith. The photographer that has been with me for the entire ride is finally captured in a photo.

I have written most of these facts prior to last day figuring this night I will be spending my time with my family. I have a few more posts coming. But you blog addicts are going to have to find someone else’s life to follow soon.