I will be quick as it is already dark and the mosquitoes have driven me into the tent.
Joan and I will be finishing up our ride tomorrow when we arrive in DC.
These past few days have been great and I have a lot to share, but not tonight.
I got a sub, where do I put it? Joan came over and snapped it under my bungee. Fixed! It didn’t fall, eggplant parmigiana sub? Messy but good for lunch and supper.
Later we encountered the third engineer. Ralph worked in Energy. The last position was in energy efficiency which he said he enjoyed a lot.
At one point I pulled up on Ralph taking a picture of a huge tree with white limbs. He took my picture riding by it and I gave him my email so he could send it to me.
Just then a man with a big friendly smile came walking down the trail. “Lovely day, isn’t it?” I said to him.
He said”I am 81 and I am doing fine!”
“I am 68 and I am doing fine,” I said smiling back at him.
“I am 64 and I am doing fine!” Ralph said.
The walking man told us he was from the area all his life. I asked what the tree was and he said it was a sycamore? Shoot I don’t remember.
He asked us if we had a paw paw yet. He then showed us to a tree with ripe fruit.
It turns out his bne was Ralph too. I used Ralph the biker fro Albuquerque’s phone to take a picture of the two Ralphs.
I am going Ralph the biker will send that picture to me too.
We made it through some obstacles that oncoming bicycle tourists on the C&O warned us about. They made it sound like major a difficulty, but we sailed on through them.
Last night we camped in a primitive site on the trail. This morning it is supposed to rain. So instead of making coffee I had enough service to locate a town nearby with a University. Cafeteria here I come!
First a few miles in the C&O and then a nice switchback to a bridge.
I learned that the confederates burned this bridge during the civil war. It is nice now with a wide sidewalk for biking across.
Leaving Frostburg at Eight while the morning mist was still
Rising and the air was even cooler when you are bikin downhill.
Happy happy morning! We both slept very well in our cozy bunkhouse. Right across the street is a station for the scenic railroad. Look at what appears to be coming soon to this area if not already in service!
It was a super grea ride! We kept stopping for pictures and then to remove layers. It took close to two hours to get to Cumberland where we were greeted by Cheri who guided us to a grocer and a coffee shop.
Gotta go pack up the bike. Time to get ready to ride.
Life is full. I am getting back into biking with friends, sometimes 30-40 miles. Between that and preparing meals and taking care of "...