Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Looks like today may be the last day of biking outdoors. I finished a 40 mile ride yesterday with the temp at 48 degrees. However, the wind was from the east at 12-15 mph so it seemed much cooler. Today the wind is supposed to gust into the 20's so unless I want to do a repeated Delhart ride I will use the stationary one at the local gym. Starting to get a bit of wanderlust so I have finished my plans to ride the Al-Can highway. Ronni, the lovely one, is still a bit reluctant but I can tell she is weakening. Otherwise, I have hatched a solo plan with a reasonable chance of success. But, the starting date is next Spring, however, as we all know plans can change.
On another note, a touring semi-tractor trailer promoting the Library of Congress made a stop here in Washington. It is travelling across the U.S. with an exhibit containing Library of Congress information. Oddly enough, while talking to the library director, a comment was made about going across the country and it was mentioned a member of the Washington community, me, had bicycled across the country. The VanGelders, who are in charge of the exhibit, mentioned they followed my blog as I biked across the country. They asked if I were available to meet with them. Of course I found it in my schedule to do so. We all went out for dinner and enjoyed a pleasant evening of dining and conversation. I often wondered about all the people who followed my blog as many did not sign up as followers. Often I had over 300 hits per day so this gave me some insight as to why that number was what it was. I now know that for some reason people from across the country seem to be interested in these types of activities. Following is the VanGelders website and the October 25th post relates to our visit. More later


  1. Well, I'm still reading... :) And already getting excited about June 8, in Champain.... Maybe we can try for dinner?