16-05-20 Day 54 Dad – Mark Trail
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
I knew it was going to be a great day. Dad’s Birthday. Memories of all the times we shared would fill my mind as I pedaled..
The forecast was for 10 to 20 mph winds from the SSE, S, SSW… The route was 20 miles North, 20 miles West, and the balance North West…. finally a day being pushed from behind…
I fried the bacon and eggs just like my Dad would every Sunday. It was the day my Dad would cook and my Mom would take a break…. Brandon made coffee and we sat at the kitchen table and shared life…. Precious….
Thank You Brandon and Sam for opening your home and hearts for Bikers……
As I expected the ride north was a breeze… Literally…. At Walcott I turned west and a different story. I passed the Sinclair Gas refinery and Sinclair Gas station in Sinclair, Wy. Yup…. Then Rawlins…… Again Memories..
Here is where I skipped up to as I was hiking the Continental Divide Trail last June with Moonwalker to hike north and again in September to finish and hike south.
As I biked the wind seemed calm, but when I stopped to pee it was blasting… I could feel the gentle encouragement guiding me along my path. Just like my Dad………..
Thank you Dad, I love you and miss you……
Saratoga to N Muddy Gap