Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 56: family fun

I woke up this morning to a steady rain pitter-pattering on my tent. It looked like I was going to have to earn my last 70ish miles. I threw my stuff into my bag and hit the road at first light. The rain felt good. It was a perfect way to end my trip. Any other day, I would have been miserable in it. Not today.

The purpose of the morning was two fold. One: enjoy the last remnants of my ride. Two: figure out a place to meet my cousin Brandon and my cousin-in-law Ashley. Both goals were achieved. They live in Cape Charles and came down to pick me up. Brandon even accepted an invitation to ride the last fifteen miles with me. We rode on a paved bike path through First Landing State Park that eventually turned into a dirt path. Today it was a mud path. It was fun to get a little muddy. By this time, the sun came out and we rode down the beach to meet Ashley near the big statue of King Neptune. That is where we had our tire dipping ceremony.

I dropped Gladiator off at a bike shop to get shipped home and then the three of us went out for my birthday dinner. This is definitely a birthday for the books.

Here is Brandon and me riding bikes:

Here is me at the end:

- Jeremy Tagliaferre; hiker, biker, and general life liker.


  1. Congrats!! You did it. Hope all is well and the fundraising was as successful as the ride. Thanks for sharing your adventure. See you soon?

  2. I am on my way home via motorized transportation right now.