Today, Brent and I went to the DIA where we saw this magnificent piece created in commentary on all the paintings of white dudes on horses. I thought what you probably thought at first, like, ‘What’s that black dude doing on a unicorn looking all triumphant with Tims and jeans?’ Then I saw the painting…
Today, after getting a 30ish mile ride in a car, I entered Detroit. Apparently, Detroit has incredible opulence.
This is the view from my campground tonight. I met one of the friendly people who works in the rails-to-trails program here and he told me I could camp here for free! Beautiful.
Today, I spent more than 55 miles on bicycle paths through the middle of Michigan. It’s been an awesome day, ending at the home of a friend’s 80 year old aunt. So grateful and amazed by the kindness I’m receiving!
Today, I rode to the home of a Warmshowers host, Mary. She and I have bonded over touring, big families, political frustrations, immigration…she’s got a huge heart and it’s immediately apparent. I’m grateful to be in her home tonight!
Biking with Laura, whom I affectionately call LaLa, was a super-fun two-week mental vacation from solo biking. I got to experience everything with someone. When I usually get super excited about mundane things, I had someone to be excited with me. LaLa brings out the most pure kind of joy in everyone she meets; she…
Today, Laura packaged her bike and is preparing for shipment. I had a creaking noise in my bike examined as well and found that my bottom bracket needed to be replaced. Now, I’m hoping that the few hills left will be easier!