So I'm biking in San Francisco this afternoon and pass this guy at an intersection. He asks me for directions, and I stop and end up chatting with him for a few minutes...
His dog Max quickly seized the opportunity to flop out and get a bit of rest in. (As you can see he's got the wheeled transporter - Max doesn't hoof it all the time.)
For more on him and his story go here...
He did tell me he was planning to head up the coast to Washington. I told him once long ago I biked from San Francisco to Denver along a long, meandering route that first went up the coast to the middle of Oregon. By far the most difficult stretch on a bike I've ever been through - stiff headwind almost the entire way - cold, and slow! And the salt in the wound was watching the multitude of smiling, scantily clad bikers heading south, just flying along on that stiff tailwind! ... What was I thinking? ( Or was I? Ah, youth! ;-)
Oh well, you gotta be a little crazy to ride cross country, period! Much more so to criss-cross several times, hitting all the states! Yow!!
David, safe travels, and may the wind be at your back!
Edited by jc-ski - 5/2/12 at 6:15pm