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Old 10-13-01, 10:38 AM   #1
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62 days on the road and I m gonna make it home tonight!!

Got up early but it was raining and nasty so I rolled over and went back to sleep finially got up at 8:30 am felt good to not get up I am so close now i can hardly believe it. I got coffie and a bagal Got rolling at 11:30 the rain was about stoped the temp was about 50 not bad for this time of year. started rolling I know most of these roads as i ride all over this area I am on mostly back country farm lanes now. rolling hills and flats .a few dogs come running out at me and I snarl at them and they retreat back home the holstiens are all looking at me as i roll by I am singing and carrying on and seeing many parts of this trip roll past in my mind with each mile getting closer to home. When i make the turn and head south i catch a great tail wind like some hasd their hand on me and is pushing me along. the temp starts falling and i got to stop and put opn more cloths to stay copmfortable.

When igo through cederburg then into theinsville I stop for a late lunch at a family restraunte. I am holding the door for a guy with a walker and his wife is right behind him in another walker he is on the way out i am going in, he says thanks, and that he is going to get to heaven befor i do but will be waiting for me to thank me again when i get there, guess i made his day or something. The hostess and waitress come over and ask questions about where i came from and were surprised about all the miles i got a free bowl of clam chouder and a sandwich.

got going again now i am real close the last few miles to go all on familiar roads and through the park finially get into my neaborhood and some of the nabors are wondering where ive been some think i am nuts soem impressed me Iam just plain tired and glad to be back!!

thanks toall of you that helped by reading and writing here its time to rest for a whilenow.
catfish on a bike part 2 is in the can now
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Old 10-13-01, 12:32 PM   #2
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George, Congrats on the tour! I loved reading your posts here, im sure other members did too. Thanks for the time you have put in keeping a log of your travels!

Keep on riding, i hope you continue to post here as a member too, it sounds like we could all learn something from you
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Old 10-13-01, 01:53 PM   #3
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...some think i am nuts ...
See, Catfish, that's how your "neighbors" here at BikeForums are different. We KNOW you're nuts, and we are green with envy wishing we could have been riding along with you! I am glad you got home safely but disappointed that we won't be sharing your daily adventures...at least until next time!

Thanks and welcome home.
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Old 10-16-01, 02:17 PM   #4
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You did it Catfish!

I bet that you are enjoying sleeping in your own bed. About the time that you were riding into your neighborhood, I was climing over a 1,600 and a 2,200 foot "hill" in west Texas. I never knew that Texas had mountains, but now I can say that it does. You should think about doing a North to South ride. I would even drive sag for you here in Texas. We have some beautiful state parks and plenty of wide open space. I have enjoyed reading about all of your adventures and hope that I will get to see you in Miami at WSSC in May.



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Old 10-19-01, 05:24 AM   #5
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Congratulations Catfish.

You are de man!!! :thumbup:

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Catfish,

Thanks for taking the time to write about your adventures.

I found myself thinking of you often while you were out there as I'm sure many others around here were.

Please hang out here and rest up.

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