I would have stopped and smelled the roses today but there weren't any, so I just rode. I intended to do a light 80 miles and then divide up the remainder over the next two days, but, there was a great tailwind and I felt good so I just rode on. Now I only have 70 miles to finish tomorrow.
Wait, did you get that?I finish tomorrow! I've been beating my brains out for 32 days and tomorrow it's over. I was expecting 45 days and we're done in 32.
Amy is on her way right now from Huntsville with the boys. They are stopping over in Atlanta at her brother Clark's house and then coming in for the big finish tomorrow afternoon.
I don't know what to expect tomorrow nor what to expect of my mental/emotional state afterward. All I know is that I set out to do this over a month ago, and way more than once I thought I was done. Somehow by the grace of God and the support of some great friends I am at the threshold of completion.
So many of you have expressed incredible inspiration about this story. I am compelled to ask you again, "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?"
COME ON PEOPLE GET OUT THERE!
Who knows what my mental/emotional state will be tomorrow.
Do I still live in Huntsville?
Many thanks to Roger Harwell, without whom this expedition literally never happens. Three weeks ago, I would probably have punched him, but tomorrow, I'll probably hug him. Thanks Roger!
Bikes loaded, 6:30 AM Central. Monticello, Fl.
The Suwanee River. Is there a song about this river?
That's Roger, ever waiting.
Ok, I'm in Texas for like a year and then I see Longhorns in Florida, really?
Where am I? The map is screwed up again.
How many more pictures of me riding a bike do you really need to see?
Ok, this one?
Or, this one?
How about this one?
This possum is really good at playing dead. One of the best I've seen, and trust me, Lincoln knows "road kill."
Oh, another picture of me.
This blimp was sent out just to cover my cross country ride.
I can't wait to get home.
Or, you can call me by my proper name, "Lance."
I forgot songs of the day stuck in my head for the past three days.
Three days ago: "Our House" Crosby, Stills and Nash
Two days ago: "Chattahoochee" Alan Jackson
Today: "California Gurls" Katy Perry
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