Riding my bicycle across the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
Where’s Francis? Follow along daily on my map: https://share.garmin.com/FrancisDavis (ask me for password)
Road Tripping In the Volvo and Other Adventures: The Last of the Summer Excitement
I know it’s been a while since the last update. The big bike adventure wrapped up about two weeks ago and I quickly through myself back into the slightly more mundane. Bags had to be unpacked. A bike had to be cleaned. Society had to be embraced again. After all of this was done I realized I’d mindlessly depleted the feeling of relief that comes upon the completion of a big trip. The siren call of adventure beckoned once again.
I like to keep myself busy, and this same mentality applies to summer break. I breathed new life into my phone repair business, spent way too much money at Home Depot, and mucked about in the house and garage. I’m happy to report that the rain barrels are operational, the bikes are clean, and the Moped is running.
As of now Dad and I are on the mysterious roads of West Virginia grooving out to Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man”. Soon we will be in Fayetteville, WV for some climbing. Saturday we climb, Sunday we finish the drive to Asheville, NC. The rest of the family is flying down on Monday. What ensues will be a week of hiking, mountain biking, cooking, relaxing, homework, hot tubbing, college visits, all alloyed into one unique mold that is the “Davis vacation”.
After Asheville, it’s one week until school starts. Yikes! I’m ready for the year, although I’ve barely scratched the surface on summer homework, that is for this week. And just like that I’ve slipped back into the every day, unscathed but definitely the wiser from my New England experience. Now it’s on to the next adventure.
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