Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Wednesday, 27th-June-2012 Somerset to Mcconnellsburg. 75 miles. “In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on the trail of the lonesome pine!” or rather, Pennsylvania. “Where she carved her name, and I carved mine. Oh, June,” haha, you can’t beat Laurel and Hardy. I crossed the “Blue Ridge Mountains” today.
This morning’s ride was pretty easy, with not too many climbs. It seemed as if I was going downhill for the majority of the morning. And I’d cycled fifty miles by one o’clock. It then took me three hours to cycle the twenty-five miles of today. There were some pretty big climbs. I think I’ve got another sixty miles to go before I’m out of these mountains.
I had some tosser throw his bag of McDonald’s rubbish at me when I was going up one of the hills. It didn’t hit me, but what a complete tosser. Apart from throwing his rubbish at me. What a complete w#%*;r for throwing it out of the car in the first place!
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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