Friday, September 4, 2015

The road home on September 1, 2015

I decided that to do the 550 miles I had better get some of it done in the cool of the morning.  I ate at 6:00 am at the Hampton Inn and packed up, excited to get home and sleep in my own bed.  I was on the bike at 7:00 and it was around 64 degrees, a very nice temperature for riding.  It was a very pretty ride through the Ohio countryside and West Virginia is always interesting.  You see a lot of warning signs of 5% slope roads for trucks to slow down.  Seems overly safe since in Canada you would see 12% slopes and when you went up them you always wondered what the other side would look like.  But the trip was uneventful.  As I rode down the mountains of West Virginia into the mountains of Virginia the temperature rose steadily from mid-80's to the mid-90's and the heat is always a problem.  I stopped frequently for water and gatorade arriving home at 6:00 pm.

Oswald and I are home safe and sound after 5 weeks on the road and seeing amazing countryside and meeting wonderful people.  Now if I can just figure out how to post the movies that I took from the bike on the trip.  That will come in a few days hopefully.

Now where is that rocking chair where we old folks are supposed to be sitting?

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