This morning is a cold damp Northwest wind – Good direction, nice if a little warmer.
The only way to get to good people and fun things along the way is to get up and pedal every morning, at least by 11:00am.
I got a good couple of these later today, in the same tire.
The thing about life experiences, just a soon as you start crying about your own aches and pains or unfortunate events, something like this marker(if your aware outside yourself) will remind you how difficult it has been in the past and you got through it, or how difficult it is for someone else who is getting through it. On the second tire puncture when I stopped to air up the low tire after the stopleak had temporarily plugged it a fellow in a loaded pickup truck stopped to see if I needed any help. Didn’t get his name, he shared he was traveling around, trying to get used to his wife dying a few months ago. “Hell I am retired, I can do anything, go anywhere I want to” asked him where he was headed and said probable out west, he didn’t know. I pray he finds something to fill the very large hole he has. We all have these holes, these hungers – for me as the Psalm says, “I shall not rest until I rest in you, my God”
I had signed up a couple of years ago and it lapsed after my email account was hijacked – I don’t think anybody wired money overseas ,when the note said I was stranded in England with out money or ID.
Thats one of the mesquite thorns along the highway. Time for my warm shower and good nights sleep. Oh yea I started out Today’s blog with how difficult it is and yep it got a lot better.
And yes I passed the 1,000 mile mark – Now I feel like I am on a journey, and I know where I will be when it is over.