I have been trying to write a wonderful closing speech and decided to heck with that. Simply-
I have to share this email, as I receive many like this from cyclist I have met on adventure, too. I find it wonderful, despite, being the guy using what he has and just "going that way" .... (i lost my thought)
"Wilson, It is so good to hear from you. I Don't know if I told you before but I learned so much from you. When I traveled N. Dakota, Minnesota, and part of Wisconsin by myself I decided to go off route many times and just follow my curiosity and interests. It made the adventure even better. You inspired me to listen to my gut. It made me confident even when at times it didn't work out, something unexpected happened and it was great. I would say to myself 'What would Wilson do' and then go with my instincts. I loved traveling with just a regular road map. Take care and we look forward to seeing Polo and you somewhere down the road.
Pete and Mona"
I still have yet to shave or cut my hair. We will be riding back out to OC this weekend for H2O. See those of you who are going there.
POlo and some of his old friends
This wrestling went on for a long time.
We will be going back out West in Spring to ride the Great Divide Trail, South to North. Which ought to put us in the Northwest for Summer 2013. Until then, back to building and getting some club racing in.
responsibility is not an excuse