Friday, September 11, 2009

Cyn: I'm a traveling rest stop

We worked out a leap frog technique to this cross-country bicycle trip. Unlike the Tour de France, I can't follow Luna on his bicycle at his 15-mph/20-mph pace the whole way. Truckers hate it and make angry beeping noises, cars whiz by even faster making the cycling conditions even less safe. So, at one point, we silently agreed that I would move ahead by 5 or 10 miles and he would simply pass me by, or he would pull up to refill on water, Advocare's "spark" or lunch.

Obviously, I do a lot of waiting. Especially, when I wait for him at the top of a hill, or after several hills. It slows down his pace. Overall, he's averaging 20 mph though.

So, in the following video clip, I'm talking to myself on camera, because I was getting bored. We had probably cleared about 50 miles, so I had already spent several hours on my own, in the heat, waiting...

During this wait period, I discover that actually, "I'm really cool [, because] I'm a traveling rest stop."

The next video sort of shows some of the dynamic. Truth is, after several quarter hours (and hours) of waiting, I have to be cognizant of the fact that Luna isn't necessarily ready to chat, hang out, reflect, discuss, etc. It was a hot day. A really hot day. He just wanted shade, drink, and cool water on his head.

Seems appropriate that such a hot day was dedicated to his friends from Maui. All in all, the day treated him well.


  1. I love watching the videos so thank you for letting me ride along! Have a safe week!

  2. Thank you for posting! We will!