7,000 Miles at 70 Years Old err Young!
There’s a cool scene in the movie The Great Waldo Pepper where two barnstorming pilots pass each other in the sky and decide to land in a nearby pasture to have a chat; two kindred spirits just stopping to say hello. Bike tourist can relate very well to this. A person on a loaded bike isn’t a stranger, but another adventurer out adventuring.
On a long desolate stretch of sand-swept highway last May, my wife and I spotted one of those familiar specks far off in the distance; the ones that seem to be wobbling in a loaded touring bike kind of way. You know what I’m talking about. That tiny speck grew and grew until it had become a full sized bike tourist.
Jack Day, to celebrate his 70th year, was out touring 7,000 miles. Starting in Des Moines, Iowa he biked to Key West. Then rode back along the Atlantic coastline heading for the Canadian border where he’ll meander his way back home.
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