hey dudes! so thanks to the combined forces of my body, my bicycle and my friends, in one month minus one day I made it from Milwaukee to Washington, DC. I got almost to the WVA border on my bike — about 640 miles — before finally graciously conceding defeat to the Ohio hills (and my swollen ankle, jabbing knee pain and blood periodically slipping down from the gash in my shin). my friend retrieved me and spirited me back to DC, where I am now resting, healing, cat-sitting and asplorin’ DC for the first time in a decade+ before starting leg two up north probably next weekend.
I’m New York City-bound next, where I shall hopefully see some old friends and also some of my new GISHWHES friends, and then east from NYC to Boston for probably a few weeks in October, if all goes planned.
life’s weird, y’all. my usually-too-exhausted-to-be-interesting journey blog is here.