Looks like I’m setting a speed record on Route 66. My ride will be the ever slowest. There are so many attractions along the way so I stop everywhere.
There are so many nice people around and they invite me to stop for lunch. Then to stay overnight. Then to stay till the wind change direction. Then till the storm will be gone. And so on.
Guaranteed brushing, bathing and changing in mother/baby toilets with tables for
changing babies packing clothes, drinking bottomless coffee with unlimited WiFi – nothing can replace McDonalds for traveller. Of course I carry a tent for sleeping. Show me a picture of a person staying in hotels/motels for few month when if you meet one.
I feel like a princess cycling Route 66. Drivers slow down and pass me with a big gaps, motor bikers wave me, wherever I stope people run ahead to open and hold doors for me. As further as more. They invite me to stay in their houses and leave to me their car-keys so I could drive around. Not to mention their meals.
I’m already not sure if I’m on the Earth or on the Moon. In 7 days I ride 90 miles! I thought it would be 100 miles/day, so after a month I would cross US by TransAmerica Trail to the East. Nope! I will enjoy American Main Street slowly. In October they are waiting for me in Peru, so probably I’ll reach Santa Monica till that. Probably not. If not, it would be a new slow speed record of Route 66. Probably.
My gift to volunteer Chris – Damascus Trail Days 2015 hat which one lady every year knit by hand for the Appalachian Trail thru hikers.