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Rain, rain, go away.

Sunday, August 14th, 2011


My journey across the country has officially begun! Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday or messaged me.  Starting at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ I biked about 20 miles to nearby Allaire State Park.  I learned the following morning one of the dangers of camping in “unofficial” campsites: my first flat tire.  Fortunatly the rain had slowed a bit so changing it wasn’t too bad.  I then spent the next couple hours getting drenched as I made my way to Bridgewater, NJ.  Thanks to Greg and Christine for putting up with my soggy self.  My reluctance to submit myself to another day of rain gave me a slow start on Monday.   Torrential downpours again, though I did get to see the sun for about 30 minutes.  It almost tricked me into putting sunscreen on, but I knew better.  After more rain I arrived in Easton, PA where my friends Dick and Polly helped me dry my stuff out and made homemade pizza!  Which I’m now going to go eat.

Before I go, quick question: The first thing I want to do after biking all day in the rain is to take a hot shower.  Does that count as irony?