|Excellent work, Dennis!|
|Never mind dipping it in The Pacific, it almost sank, hah-hah!|
|Tradition also dictates that you take a bit of The Pacific across with you and tip it in The Atlantic. Yeah, daft I know!|
|I left a small offering for the great man. Those flowers were a nightmare on the bike, hah-hah!|
|Like Buddy Holly before him, it's a case of 'what if'...|
|That's neat, that's neat, that's neat, that's neat etc...|
|Them's fighting words, partner...|
|You can find all sorts on Interstate shoulders.|
|Not big numbers but they did take their toll...ouch!|
|Just a little bit more please...|
|Fifteen years ago today. In remembrance.|
|Eastern bit of Washington State and it's bye-bye pine trees!|
|Photobombed myself there.|
|Yes! Last climb followed by 10 miles downhill...happy with that!|
|Tomorrow it's across the bridge and climb-up to the plains...|
|Looks sinister but actually super-friendly. And closed, mostly!|
|What do you mean: that *is* neat!|
Just one more thing, if you're still there: a big thank you goes to the owner of the Montlake Bike Shop, a fellow by the name of Mr Neil Wechsler. When I 'planned' this caper, I realised that there was a fair chance of the bike getting manhandled on the way over- not sure if I mentioned this or not, ahem- so I e-mailed this chap and asked if he could help sort things assuming the bike arrived Saturday lunchtime.
Neil said "no problem" and even if his shop was busy, he would pay one of his mechanics to stay late and do whatever needed doing. Top man! As things panned-out, I didn't have to bother him, but I am in your debt for your generous and helpful approach. Cheers!
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