Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Tuesday, 26th-June-2012 Washington to Somerset. 74 miles. It’s been pretty hilly today. And if I wasn’t in the Appalachian mountains yesterday, I certainly was today.
I got told by a woman at the motel this morning that there would be plenty of ups and downs today. I thought my luck was in there for a minute until I realised she was talking about the road! she wasn’t wrong, it certainly has been hilly. But an enjoyable ride.
Because I was a bit later finishing today, I literally had a shower and went out for something to eat. But I had a bit of a problem when I came back; I couldn’t remember my room number! Luckily though, it didn’t take me long to figure out which was my room. It wasn’t as bad as a trip to Paris a couple of years ago. Then, I couldn’t find the hotel and spent nearly three hours searching for it! Only to find out it was right next to the restaurant that I’d just eaten supper in! I just turned the wrong way coming out of the restaurant!
My new favourite place to eat is “Ruby Tuesday”, at least I can get a beer with dinner! Thanks to my Vicky for telling me about them. What took so long!?
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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