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Old 07-18-19, 11:01 PM
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Welcome home Matt!

As some of you may know, @northbend (Matt) has been on an epic cross-country bike ride from Washington to Washington - DC to Northbend. Just saw his Flickr pix, he's safely home with his lovely wife.

In this the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, where as a kid I watched and listened daily, sitting on the edge of the sofa during liftoff, landing, and return to earth, I have to admit I had just a tad of the same feeling watching his progress across America. Seeing a pic with him home, a part of me can relax now.

Whatta journey!

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Old 07-19-19, 12:16 AM
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Geez.

Wow.

I'm still just hoping I can make it to Cino this year.
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Old 07-19-19, 06:15 AM
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Wow, that's some ride. Congratulations Matt!
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Oh wow- he went E to W? I didnt realize that until the 2nd page of pics where there is a goodbye KS sign and a welcome to CO sign. Just before, seeing the RAAM participant riding in the other direction probably should have helped me realize it too.
Rocked a C&V frame with DT shifting too!

Fantastic pics. Ive read often that the repetition and isolation of such a long journey is too much for many. Cool that he met up with a bunch of people randomly thru the trip to keep the experiences more social and to break up the repetition.
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I too, recently, faced the challenge of a trans-continental journey. Middle seat of a red eye flight from LAX to Dulles. Conditions were cramped, the window seat lady would not close the window shade making sleep even more difficult. I did not have a pillow.

Congrats Matt; well done and welcome home!
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
I too, recently, faced the challenge of a trans-continental journey. Middle seat of a red eye flight from LAX to Dulles. Conditions were cramped, the window seat lady would not close the window shade making sleep even more difficult. I did not have a pillow.

Congrats Matt; well done and welcome home!
No pillow is not epic, besides you went w - e with a tailwind.


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Super cool. I scrolled thru the whole Flickr album.

I've been thinking about doing this on a tandem with the gf in a few years...
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
I too, recently, faced the challenge of a trans-continental journey. Middle seat of a red eye flight from LAX to Dulles. Conditions were cramped, the window seat lady would not close the window shade making sleep even more difficult. I did not have a pillow.

Now you're just playing us for sympathy

Congrats Matt; well done and welcome home!
+1, well done Matt

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What an accomplishment! And a beautiful bike..
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