Welcome to day 52. Unfortunately, I have nothing witty to say about the number 52. But hey, I’m still full of wit regardless. I swear.
I just thought the whole idea is hilarious- here’s a guy who calls himself Mister Ed, has an elephant museum, and appears to like to wear pajamas at work. I dare someone to say hi to him! Route 30 in PA!
Departure: Chambersburg, PA @ 10:00am
Arrival: Mountville, PA @ 7:00pm
Distance: 70 miles
Weather: calm, a little hot
Terrain: Have you ever made plastic Tupperware get melted and bubbly in the microwave? Like that.
Riding days remaining: 2!
Brain injury groups to meet yet: 2
Happiness factor after stepping foot in a Sheetz gas station/quick mart: 1.1/1
(Sheetz is cooler than Casey’s in the Midwest, Wawa in the East, everything)
It’s time for a video update:
The last final part:
I’m in Eastern PA! I crossed my favorite river in PA, which tells me I’m almost home: the Susquehanna River.
Tomorrow: to Philadelphia!! I get to sleep in my own bed! and to ride into town with members of the Drexel University cycling team, and friends, and (fingers crossed) a reporter/writer.
Friday morning: to the University of Pennsylvania’s hospital (known affectionately as HUP to us Philly people) to speak with families and survivors and media and finally, researchers. I’m ecstatic! I know theres been competition for which state has great care and facilities for brain injury… I wonder how PA stacks up, in my humble opinion. I trust you all: I’m still very critical with professionals. Expect suggestions, HUP!
Stay safe, wear a helmet. And if it strikes your fancy, wear a cape too. Onward & upward!