I MADE IT!!!

With only some 40 km to go, I take my sweet time in the morning. And there's plenty of it on my hands since, all excited, I am unable to sleep past 5:45. I write a bit for the blog and leave Orange - a town west of New York where I spent the night - only at noon. And the craziness begins. There are so many cars: nobody cares and nobody pays attention. But my naive smile persists because today: I am getting into New York City! I am actually only 20 km from Times Square when I hit the road, but the two closest bridges don't allow bikes and the ferry charges a fee. That's okay. It'd actually feel strange if I cycled for too little. I stop at 2pm for another break in order to publish all my late

Day 104

Guys, I AM ALMOST THERE!!! AND I CANNOT FREAKING BELIVE IT!!! I am sooooo excited, I can’t sleep past 5:30. I wanna get to New York AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I still, obviously, have time to linger over breakfast and talk my hosts’ ears off, because there is nothing I enjoy more than some good convo. I leave late but I leave HAPPY. And I AM ON A ROOOOOOOOOOOLL (yes, I might be shouting ALL THROUGHOUT THIS FUCKING POST!). My thighs are burning. I’m a freakin’ rolling machine. I am going fast and I am going strong. I have a HUGE banana-smile on my face. I occasionally have tears in my eyes. I AM ALMOST THERE if you missed the news!!! It must be providence when Michael Jackson pops up on my playlist

Day 103

I get out of Havre de Grace and find myself at a toll station that charges… cyclists! I AM OUTRAGED. Even if I were spending money I would refuse to pay. Why? Because I feel that it’s US CYCLISTS who should BE PAYED to cycle along highways. Why? Because one additional bike more means one less car and the (most obvious) benefits of this are as follows: 1) Less road wear and tear. 2) Less air and noise pollution. 3) Less use of the Earth’s natural resources necessary to make gasoline. We (bikers) are, basically, preserving the nature and the human-made infrastructure. We don’t leave a death toll of roadkill behind. We bring money to roadside commerce by buying out half of the fridge of food su