If you need a reason to bike across America, here we go Bache Cyclists & Co.
Ask me anything
On the bus to school I sometimes watch the bikers out the window. I usually see bikers wearing regular sweaters and pants, some that are exercising wear shorts and really move up the hill. And there are some that go by wearing the same red jerseys with the white arm band that makes me almost think I just saw my brother or father bike by. And then I remember I am in Scotland.
I think I live in a place where these jerseys are actually necessary.
The Bache Bike Trip ended in Lavallette, New Jersey on August 5th. It was an amazing ride. As I retell the stories to my friends here in Asia I am reminded of the important parts: the curiosity and bravery of those first weeks, the tough slog over the Bitterroots and the Rockies, Topher’s injury, corn corn and more corn, family, pushing that last mile, chicken wings, rolling hills of PA, and again family.
It was wonderful, challenging, exhausting, draining, amazing. We loved it, we hated it, we probably won’t do it again. But it was so worth it.
sedavis asked: Love you guys!
We love you too.
In Iowa many barns are decorated with painted quilt blocks. It was fun to look at them as I drove through that state during the bike trip.
I found this pattern, Dog Tooth Violet, in a picture on-line of an Iowa barn. I used it for the latest baby quilt for someone at work.
The fabric came from dresses for Elizabeth and Kathryn.