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By Alice Honeywell

Biking from Oregon to Maine is not any small feat, in particular for 2 newly retired girls who hold every thing they wish for 3 months, powered purely via the power in their legs and a wish for experience. Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery invite readers to keep on with their experience through bicycle around the usa, as they face hot sunlight, riding rain, buffeting winds, apparatus mess ups, killer hills, wild fires, or even an outbreak of grasshoppers.
    As Alice and Bobbi pedal alongside  their 3,600-mile trip, they try and deepen their friendship, defy their aches and pains, adventure the great and sundry beauties in their kingdom, and realize the demanding situations and pride of a scaled-down way of life. And, they come upon unfailing generosity from humans they meet—from the prayers of a North Dakota girl for his or her safekeeping, to the provide of a home in Michigan, to invites for dinner and a spot to sleep at stops all alongside the best way. And there are incidents to chortle over, too, comparable to the bewildered lady who requested them, “Well, yet the place do you pack your dresses?”
    Ride besides Alice and Bobbi as they include retirement with gusto and dwell their dream.

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The pancakes lived up to their reputation. Determined to be more efficient in the mornings, we managed to be on the road by nine o’clock, even after indulging in a big breakfast. We had to make it at least to Pomeroy (seventy-two miles), but we wanted to go even farther—to Chief Tim Park—because the next day was going to require two big climbs, taking us from 500 feet of elevation to about 3,800 feet. Middle Waitsburg Road from Walla Walla to Waitsburg was the first low-traffic highway we had been on, and we pedaled it with relief.

A fine tailwind helped us roll up the sizable hills along the Gorge. We had deliberately chosen to go from west to east because popular opinion holds that westerly wind prevails across the continent. Bicycling literature promised us tailwinds only in the Columbia Gorge. We would eventually learn firsthand what bicycling literature states—that, except in the Gorge, cross-country cyclists usually 28 Oregon and Washington experience equal amounts of headwind and tailwind no matter which direction they go.

S. 12 along the Clearwater River, we climbed less than we had the previous few days, and the terrain became less arid as irrigated farmland gave way to pine forests of dark green needles atop towering, straight, brown trunks. S. Bureau of Land Management’s Pink House Recreation Site, five miles west of Orofino. We pitched our tents on a little gravel patch bordered by railroad ties and raised off the ground to make a perfectly level pad. The gravel pad was impervious to our tent stakes, so when a neighboring camper saw us struggling, he brought us gallon jugs filled with water to use as weights.

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