The BiKeWriTer | Take the road to Kentucky

June 27, 2022 – Packed with some urgency and a goal of hitting the road to Kentucky at 5 p.m. after work. It would stay light until 8:30 I guess and I could at least get out of town.
Take the road to Kentucky

“Where are you going again,” asked a friend I speak to daily, but he clearly didn’t listen. “Do you need a ride to the airport? Bringing your bike?

Yes, on the bike. No, at the airport. Cycle to Kentucky to visit The Ark Encounter; a 3-story man-made replica of Noah’s Ark.

“Never heard of it,” he said.

“It’s very popular,” I told him.

“You’re not going alone… are you?” »

Again… we talk pretty much every day. Yes, I’m going alone. And the normal follow up is, “Aren’t you scared?”

Well, there’s some nervous anticipation…but generally, no, I’m not scared.

The people I meet along the way take care of me.

I made it about 20 miles out of town to the metropolis of Thiensville.

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“Do you want me to come get you?” You can come here. Sleep in a bed and I’ll take you back to this place tomorrow morning.

I wonder if Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer had so much help in their adventures.

The answer was no. Moreover, my tent was already pitched.

“But you hate camping,” he said.

I don’t hate that. It’s not my favorite thing and I may have aged but it’s part of the adventure.

“Have fun with mosquitoes and hard ground. I can be there in five minutes…”

Stay tuned.

Up since 4am, I thought a 20 mile day was a good start and I should be crossing Illinois by Tuesday with the goal of getting south to Chicago.

PS – Campsite by the river in Thiensville. I turned off the Ozaukee Intercity Trail to look at the old fire tower on Main Street and Bret was taking out the trash from a duplex across the road. “Do you mind if I throw a tent on your lawn over there?” I’ll be gone tomorrow morning, I said.

“Yeah. I don’t care,” he said. And walked into her house.

Simple as that and safe for the night.

The destination is The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY. According to Google Maps it is 446 miles.

If the way someone lives pleases the Lord, the Lord will lead him to good things. Psalm 37:23 Bible in easy english

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