Day One on the Great Allegany Passage! We climbed our first mountain. Out of the 22 mile uphill delight, we could only do 16 for the day. Rain poured, and Frostburg truly was frosty.
Even though we didn’t log many miles, we saw some cool stuff, and the landscape beckoned our attention. At some point, we heard a train approaching. Playfully, I held my thumb out for the operator. Save me from this hill; He laughed. The second go round, it was raining, cold and my legs felt the burn. He burst out laughing again, but I was dead serious. Stop that train and pick us up, fool! I thought.
Fiji ran alongside the bike for 18 miles, up the mountain and into town. Wow, she’s a trooper. However, I did get some dirty looks. People assumed a baby was in the back of the trailer, being rained on, and developing pneumonia in front of their eyes. I’m surprised social services or the police didn’t appear given the intensity of their horrified faces.