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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bridget Sheehan--Bike and Build

The last couple days have been increasingly hard as our mileage increases and our directions get even more confusing. It's just not the same turning around on a bike as it is in a car. Everyday somehow i get to the destination, but on the way sometimes i really think i am going to give up.

The other day for instance, on the way from Poughkeepsie to white lake there was a major communication breakdown in the directions. Right away the group i was with got lost. even team A had trouble.

Team A is what we like to call the people who immediately leave, bike really fast and get there like 8 hours before everyone. I myself am in team Q possibly. I stop everywhere, swim, eat, drink, pee, etc...anyways...we got lost right after we crossed the Hudson and until we entered the great town where Woodstock happened. SO i was quite grumpy and tired the whole day.

The amazing thing has been however, that when we see people on the side of the road or in a restaurant they give us money because they support our cause. and when we finally do get to our destination the people that greet us are so amazing that i forget about how angry and grumpy i was and all the hills and mountains i just went over and it doesn't matter anymore.

So today is our day off and we had a car wash for habitat and raised about $900. Which is great! I have never made that much in a car wash before and it was pretty fun.

But i do have to say, relating to cars, PA has horrible drivers who hate bikers. I almost got ran off the road many times and cars just couldn't stop beeping at me. i think they like the spandex!
Posted by Bridget

Editor's note: Many of Pennsylvania's roadways do have narrow lanes and no shoulders, making it very dangerous for bikers and motorists when they come around curves or over rises in the road. Bikers should ride single file, never three abreast, and be ready to hit the shoulder to avoid a collision.

Motorists and especially truckers along the Route 6 corridor should be alert to the fact that 30 bicyclists will be sharing the road in small groups, and watch out for them. If you know companies trucking in this corridor this week, you might want to call them and alert them to the bicycles on the roadway.

If you have a cb radio, pass the word on to the trucks you meet, if you don't, flash your lights to oncoming traffic to alert them to slow down in the vicinity of the bicyclists.

Click on Bridget's link on the lower right to see some great pictures from the road.

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