Monthly Archives: July 2011

Home Sweet Home—For A Little While Anyway

Kingston, Massachusetts June ‘77 The house was originally built in 1720. Comrade Richard, the guy who let us stay in the house, told us to make ourselves at home. Inside, the place was pretty much gutted, but it had a … Continue reading

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Doing P-Town

P-Town Cat-house June 9 Atlantic Coast Bicycle Trip In the evening, Richard and I went to the cinema to see Sylvester Stalone’s movie, Rocky. It was a good flick. When we left P-town it became apparent that, when it came … Continue reading

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Provincetown, Cape Cod

Massachusetts June, ’77 I arrived in Provincetown just as the sun was setting. On the map, Provincetown was small, so Richard and I had not planed a meeting place. We both thought it would be easy to find one another. … Continue reading

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Rhode Island

Atlantic Coast Bicycle Trip June 7, `77 pics James bridge, map Rhode Island was pretty nice. At first, the roads were bad, but they got better. The nicest part was where all the bridges came together by the bay. I … Continue reading

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Biking Along The Hudson River

Atlantic Coast Bicycle Trip June, ‘77 After an hour of rest, water, and a peanut butter sandwich, I was back on the highway, pedaling up the west side of the Hudson River. I could barely believe that I had survived. … Continue reading

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Burning Eyes, Choking Fumes, Intense Fear, Suicide Route

Hudson River Map Of Congested Traffic In New Jersey The Only Bicycle Route Available June 6, `77 In morning rush hour traffic, New York City was 25 miles away. Bicycling was a nightmare, only I wasn’t dreaming. It was impossible … Continue reading

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New Jersey Gets A Bit Strange

Cape May Beach Atlantic Coast Bicycle Trip June ’77 New Jersey highways were in rotten shape, I mean impossible in some places. The potholes and separations made biking extremely unpleasant. I even had to get off and walk my bike … Continue reading

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New Jersey

Delaware Beach Ocean City, Maryland Atlantic Coast Bicycle Trip June `77 The weather hasn’t been good. The last time I saw the sun was back in Virginia. Last night it rained. Ocean City, Maryland was kind of nice. It was … Continue reading

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Steak, Ribs, Hamburgers, Corn, Potatoes, Grits

Somewhere In Maryland Memorial Day ’77 Biking started out good, but soon the clouds rolled in, the winds picked up, and the temperature dropped. By late afternoon, I was straining at 80% output to make 20% distance, so I pulled … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge—Welcome To Maryland

Atlantic Coast Bicycle Trip May, ’77 Well here I am again, writing in my journal twenty-four hours after being interrupted by the two girls who had also stopped at the Dairy Queen for a respite from the afternoon sun. The … Continue reading

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