That’s what my newfangled husband and I are doing for our two-week honeymoon. The wedding was a super dooper amazing bestest day.
We are riding down the coast from Astoria then cutting over to the Cascades and my father, who owns Chainwheel in Little Rock, Arkansas, gave us special honeymoon jerseys. My dad is a major sweetie.
This trip is, for the first time in a long time, recreationally focused and it’s been luxurious to tootle, not make cues or be on the computer for hours each day, and chat for extended periods of time with strangers.
Getting to chat with people along the way is one of the most fabulous aspects of cycle touring for me. We met a documentary film maker in Astoria and then a lovely bikey couple from Canada near Victoria named Kim and Gary in Seaside. They were PRECIOUS as they toted their dog, Sidney, and cat, Popeye, all snuggled up together in a special bike trailer. Way to make it happen! Look out Winston…we are gonna get you one of these.
I’ll leave you with an image of my brand new, mind blowing wedding bike, a most incredible present from Joe.
The bike is by Tony Pereira, the wheels by Sugar Wheelworks, the fit by Stephanie Edman, the paint by coat, bottom bracket by Chris King, and parts procured by Nick Gibson and Bruce Thalheimer. It’s a testament to Portland’s masters of craft and trade in the artisan bicycle industry…..and to our community that we love and who support us.