As in the last ride, I will be staying in hotels, hostels, B&B, and Warm Showers host homes. I’m not a fan of camping and biking together. Those who know me will say I’m not a fan of camping period. As I discussed in the post https://thelonerider.bike/warm-showers, Warm Showers is a network of hospitality homes by cyclists, for cyclists. To use one you have to be one. On this 26 day journey, I will use several. Even though I am writing this from a B&B, my next 2 night’s will be with warm showers hosts.
Oddly enough, we got to act as a host just a few days ago. Marco Pecattori, from Milan, Italy stayed with us for one night. He has been traveling for over 10 months in Asia and is also going from British Columbia in Canada to the Mexican border. We might cross paths along the way! Besides giving him a place to sleep, Becky made a special dinner that included pasta prepared in a Northern Italian style. It was a technique we learned from hosting an exchange student from Italy.
I helped him install a new chain on his bike before he hit the road. It was fun hearing some of his adventures. Although I am by nature anti-social, I have especially enjoyed trading stories with all the warm showers hosts who have been kind enough to have me for the night. I’m a little anxious about starting this new ride, but it’s all part of the adventure!
The Lone Rider