Railroad Crossings!!

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I know better. Scott Rhodes and Hooter my ride leaders for CAF have told us all (many times 😬!) you MUST be careful at railroad crossings!! Well as I was laying in a clump, by the side of the road, with my bike looking  like a pretzel and people running toward me asking if I’m all right, I simply felt foolish! The tracks are at an angle, it had been raining and traffic was backed up so I’m slipping by everyone and then bam! 💥

I know it doesn’t look that bad and I’m lucky it wasn’t worse ( just your usual road rash and bruises) but I can’t help hearing my ride leaders admonishments ringing in my head😬! I did know better and what a reminder that in some ways,  if you ride 3,500 miles, your going to get complacent and not pay close enough attention!🙁

Vermont is beautiful with it’s many covered bridges and streams! Believe it or not we are getting the remnants of Hurricane Nate up here in New England.  The good news is that the weather is warm and balmy.  The bad news is, that it’s pouring today!!


Today we are celebrating our anniversary with a day off (Columbus Day) to relax and recoup! We are staying on Squam Lake which you may recognize from the movie On Golden Pond ( Hepburn and Fonda)! The  B&B is a beautiful place  ( even in the ☔️rain) called the Manor on GoldenPond. 

We both had a much needed massage today, a treat from our daughter Katie! I’m afraid I have become addicted to Bio-Freeze, Amy said I smell mentholated all the time😬! The Manor was built on the hill overlooking Squam Lake by Isaac Van Horn in 1907. The Pub is famous and was named after a painting of 3 roosters and in the tradition of English pubs named after farm animals ( to which a Texan guest remarked ” you fellas sure like your chickens round here”) !

Tomorrow we begin our final week of riding with only 300 miles to go! Onward to Maine and a fitting lobster celebration!!🦀

16 comments

  1. Oh no!!!!  Railroad tracks?!  I love the sense of humor.  Heal quickly!  

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  2. Ouch, Bill, glad the rest of you is ok. At least that will keep you alert for the last 300. All the best to you and Amy on your final stretch, what an amazing feat!!!!

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  3. Ooooh. That knee looks bad!! You’re gonna be sore. I know that smell of bio freeze. So glad you had some good moments at the beautiful Inn. Gorgeous!!! So is the scenery. Ride on Gepp and be careful. You are so close to the finish line. ♥️♥️

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  4. Stick to golf…………..Billy Gepp…………..if is safer!!!!!!! Glad you are OK…..Poor Amy will have to touch the Atlantic for you! Billy Mitch

    On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:03 PM, The Stache Cycler wrote:

    > Bill Geppert posted: “I know better. Scott Rhodes and Hooter my ride > leaders for CAF have told us all (many times [image: 😬]!) you MUST be > careful at railroad crossings!! Well as I was laying in a clump, by the > side of the road, with my bike looking like a pretzel and people runn” >

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  5. We’re following you back home here at CBS. So glad your fall was not debilitating…but since we have prayed for you each week, we are claiming some credit for that! (OK, OK, we defer the credit to God!)

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  6. Och!!! Hope your last leg (no pun intended) of the journey is as inspiring as the first . . . glad you and Amy are enjoying the adventure.

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  7. Oh, no!!! 😢 Looks nasty! Sorry for you…I bet you got a spanking for not listening. The pictures are beautiful and a nice glass of wine might help the boo boos. You’re almost there so keep up the amazing spirit that you and Amy have shown through it all. You are loved! 🚲🍂🍃🍁🚲

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