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By Alice Honeywell

Biking from Oregon to Maine is not any small feat, specifically for 2 newly retired girls who hold every thing they wish for 3 months, powered in basic terms via the power in their legs and a hope for experience. Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery invite readers to stick to their journey by means of bicycle around the usa, as they face sizzling solar, using rain, buffeting winds, apparatus mess ups, killer hills, wild fires, or even a deadly disease of grasshoppers.
    As Alice and Bobbi pedal alongside  their 3,600-mile trip, they attempt and deepen their friendship, defy their aches and pains, adventure the enormous and sundry beauties in their state, and realize the demanding situations and pride of a scaled-down way of life. And, they come across 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 way in which. And there are incidents to chuckle over, too, similar to the bewildered girl who requested them, “Well, yet the place do you pack your dresses?”
    Ride besides Alice and Bobbi as they include retirement with gusto and reside their dream.

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For dinner Liz and Sheryl recommended the Backstreet Bistro, where the restaurant’s owner, Bob, greeted us with questions. He had seen our loaded bikes parked outside and figured out quite easily that we were the ones who went with the bikes. He disappeared, we ordered, and we enjoyed each course of our unusual and tasty dinner, especially the pasta entrees. While we were eating, he reported in at our table several times to express his enthusiasm for our trip and ask more questions. “I’ve signed your Web site guest book, ladies, and I really enjoyed reading your entries.

Besides, eating everything we wanted without guilt or concern soon became one of our greatest pleasures. ” This seemed an odd distinction because we midwesterners thought of the West as being arid and the East humid. Traveling on, our lungs noticed the change immediately as we stopped breathing humid air and began to feel parched. Heat became an issue as the temperature quickly rose above ninety, and we began drinking large quantities of water, at least a gallon every three or four hours. Our hydration packs, which could hold seventy ounces, became our main water supply, and we added bottles of sports drink to the cages mounted on the bike frames.

Still, it was hard to go against our ingrained caution. I envisioned a car behind us barreling over the crest of the bridge at eighty miles per hour and sideswiping us. We psyched ourselves up for this death-defying crossing, but to our surprise and relief, traffic was gratifyingly light. Most people must have been sleeping in on the holiday. We took the first exit after the bridge and immediately found a breakfast spot where we gorged ourselves once again. When people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they don’t get any argument from us.

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