Biking Across America: My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way

By Paul Stutzman

After taking readers down the Appalachian path, Paul Stutzman brings them on a brand new event, cycling from Neah Bay, Washington, to Key West, Florida, encountering attention-grabbing humans alongside the best way.

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Whilst a clerk got here open air to coat her lungs with nicotine, Happy’s chatter grew to become in her path and he advised her approximately my test at driving from one coast to a different. “Happy, I used to imagine you have been loopy, yet i do know now you’re now not. ” She nodded in my course. “But that man, he’s certainly loopy. ” satisfied stumbled on that proclamation particularly to his liking and howled with laughter. I’d been to Florida time and again sooner than. most parents recognize Florida as domestic to DisneyWorld and realize towns comparable to Tampa, Sarasota, Miami, and Tallahassee. Now i used to be touring via bicycle and found cities akin to Monticello, Mayo, Branford, and excessive Springs. In those small cities, the guts of the United States are available. houses with welcoming entrance porches, inviting outlets, and engaging diners are the norm in such groups. throughout from our inn in excessive Springs was once a small eatery with a unfashionable ’50s glance. The Fleetwood Diner is special by means of a wide, six-foot clock at the entrance of the construction. It’s time to devour, was once the message. That’s consistently time well-spent. I had little need of extra vitamin K; even though, an important plate of steaming spaghetti did offer simply what my physique had to end off one other day. We left excessive Springs, pedaling via an early morning mist. My eyes weren’t looking at the line up to they have been admiring front porches of this small slice of the United States. At this early hour the porches have been empty, yet i'll think strong conversations and neighborly visits and chilly lemonades on those hospitable portals. Our course ran along huge horse farms. A low-hanging fog shrouded bushes draped with moss. We pedaled silently via a dreamlike panorama. This used to be our 3rd day in Florida; this was once the ultimate kingdom of my lengthy trip. What I had so longed for in the course of these lonely nights in Nevada and Utah may quickly be truth. one other event used to be drawing to a detailed. It’s fascinating to dream and chart such quests, however the finish of the adventure finally comes and the dream is not any longer a dream yet an success. The endings have continuously been too surprising for me, an excessive amount of like demise itself. In a blink the dream is finished. It’s over. My physique was once within the most sensible form it had visible in years. My legs saved churning out the miles. I had once more settled right into a regimen. And the dream may soon end. at the least i used to be now not lonely. A driving spouse thoroughly replaced the dynamics of my motorbike trip. It used to be solid to grasp an individual used to be close by. My motorbike trip had grew to become from a solo trip to a duo ride—and now it was once going to swell right into a parade. In Sarasota, the Stoltzfus extended family have been conserving tabs on my trip. might I brain in the event that they joined me for numerous days in valuable Florida? Marvin, Todd, Ethan, and Elliot have been father, son, and grandsons. They have been all skilled bikers and will be by way of an RV. The temperature in Florida used to be over 100 levels, and being through a prepared offer of chilly Gatorade and an air-conditioned holiday room sounded nice. We’d be capable to break out the new Florida solar and living room in convenience. We agreed to have the relations meet us at our hotel the next morning in a spot known as The Villages, our vacation spot for the evening.

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