Sat Nam Yogis!Welcome back to the next episode and Day 3 in our #YogicJourneyandWildGooseAdventure.
This turned out to be our first real day of riding. After spending the day in the sun and prepping the bike yesterday we needed a good sleep and sleep we did. Waking at 9:45 am realizing we had missed our first two alarms. We quickly jumped into action, completing both our 40 Day Stretch Pose Challenge with our 40 day sadhana before starting the bike pack.
We set out to find a way to minimize the number of individual tie downs needed and make the overall pack more secure. Reviewing the supplies and a short conversation later we realized the cargo bag we used for the plane trip East was a perfect fit for the bike rack and would confine the major part of our camping gear. In one small move we reduced the time for pack up and refined the number of tie downs and the stability of the gear all in one step! Woohoo!!! That done we loaded up and head out!
In the adventure plan Day 3 was set to be the longest of the trip but it turned out to be even bigger than expected. Getting adjusted to the feel of a new bike, gauging the gas mileage of a fully loaded bike and riding two-up is a bear all alone. Added to that the trek from Gill, MA to Akron, OH, which in good traffic in a car averages 611 miles at a daunting 9 hours and 11 mins- adding stopping every 120-150 mile getting gas, walking and stretching doing some yoga. We were on the road for over 15 hrs, not arriving in Akron, OH until after 5 am. Can you say wow what a day!!! See more on our adventures tomorrow!!
May Truth, Light and Love Guide Our Path