We’ve got a long way to go…

… but not as long as yesterday! We made it to Walkerton. Our first biking day. Not too shabby. Richard is learning patience when he bikes behind me, and I am learning not to stop halfway up a hill.

It was a bit sad to leave Hanover, actually. Richard’s mom is pretty great, and also, she has this garden the size of… of…well, something big. Fresh potatoes and beans and peas and berries and corn and spinach and ohhhhhhhhhh, SO tasty. I have gained back about 5 pounds this week from eating so many delicious fresh veggies. (Also, there was a lot of cake, as it was Rich’s birthday Thursday. Happy birthday!)

Home sweet home

Tastiest Garden in Town.

Only an hour and a half later than we meant to be...

Our first show was in Hanover last night at Coffee Culture. It was a lot of fun. Decent turnout, sold a few CD’s, and I think we’ll pretty much be famous soon. Especially with my fancy new haircut which I gave myself. Turns out you don’t even need to look in a mirror. Just grab hunks from behind and chop it off and soon you’ll look like a wild-haired hippie too.

We're actually just pretending to play as we forgot to get a photo during the actual show...

live music!

After the show, we packed. We have a lot of stuff, but it fits surprisingly well on the bikes and trailer. Richard makes a bit of fun at my need to wrap everything in plastic bags within plastic bags, but I think he’ll change his tune once we have our first rainy day and he gets to crawl into a nice, dry sleeping bag in nice, dry clothes.

Anyway, we’re off to go buy some extra guitar strings and play our Walkerton show at the White Rose this afternoon, which is this amazing little peace cafe with all these organic delicious things. I had a rhubarb yogurt thing earlier there, and it was soooo good. We also busked a bit out front, met the King of the Leprechauns and some other great folks, and all in all, it’s a good spot. You should visit.

Okay, go bike somewhere!



About abicyclebuiltforyou

A new album to be released in July 2010, and promoted via bicycle tour from Kitchener to Tobermory, Ontario. Original songs by Polly Edwards and Richard Garvey.
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3 Responses to We’ve got a long way to go…

  1. Heather says:

    Love the new hair-cut! Have a safe trip and I’ll see you Monday!

  2. Cindy and John says:

    Seems like the lessons learned by couples on bike trips are pretty consistent. I have friends here who biked through Asia and are still learning the same lesson, and Cindy and I learned it when we biked to Pender Island and are still learning as we go.

    Sounds like a great trip so far – great haircut. Enjoy the ride!

  3. Janice says:

    WHOA RADICAL HAIRCUT! LOVE IT! sounds like funnn times

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