This week marked our fifth time to host Warm Showers bicyclists at our farm. It’s always a treat to meet the interesting people who chose, for whatever reason, to travel by bicycle.
This time our guests were four women, Jane, Stephanie, Jeanie, and Chelsea who are riding across the US promoting bicycle safe routes. You can read about their adventures and their mission on their blog Ride America for Safe Routes.
The four arrived in the dark after a long haul from Fayetteville, Arkansas on a cold and rainy day. I wish I’d taken a quick photo of the socks, shoes and gear that surround our wood stove within a few minutes after they pulled in. But I was in the kitchen whipping up a goodly amount of food. Food is fuel when you travel by bicycle and must be replenished – in large quantities – and often!
This is a view inside the support vehicle – commonly called a SAG wagon.
The day before the ladies had apparently ridden through some debris from car/truck blowouts. The photo below shows them cleaning chains and going over tires with tweezers to pick small bits of steel from steel belted tires out of the bicycle tires.
Here we have the Road Warriors – posing for a quick photo before starting their ride for the day.
Our dog Martha waddled along behind the riders for a few minutes before they left the property. I’m not sure if Martha was jealous of the adventure or sorry to see them go. Like me, probably a little of both.
Have a great ride ladies!
Chris and I will be leaving the farm for twelve days while we drive to New York to visit our daughter Hillarey who is interning at an art studio and gallery. If you place an order in our absence, it will be shipped promptly upon our return.
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