Category Archives: Bike Touring

The Spartan Cafe

Rachel & I returned to Fiddler’s Restaurant this morning for breakfast and were relieved to find an assortment of cereal, fruit and yogurt.  The dense Scottish breakfast is great, but a change was appreciated.  Despite the lighter options, though, we still completely stuffed ourselves.  Rachel even pocketed part of a baguette which we snacked on later in the day.  It will be difficult to go back home and resume our normal diet: not feasting for every breakfast and dinner and often not having any dessert.  That’s what vacation is for though, so we haven’t hesitated to indulge while we have an excuse.

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The Great Glen Way

Once again, we woke to a rainy scene outside our window, but today we planned to ride 26 miles from Fort William to Invergarry, so we couldn’t avoid it any longer.  The six of us stuffed ourselves with the traditional Scottish breakfast then separated our things we would carry for the ride from the rest of our belongings which would be transferred to the next B&B by van and finally saddled up to start the first leg of our 79 mile journey.

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XC Tour Follow Up

With 5,600 miles, 16 states, and too many donuts to count behind us, the trip is over, and we are now trying to re-acclimate to the routine of normal life.  Rachel was back at work only a week or so later, and I am realizing that my immediate job will be as an assistant wedding planner.  Hopefully I’ll find time for a new engineering job on the side soon, though!

A big thank you to everyone who followed us for this journey; your support always helped us continue on.  Another big thanks to the people we met along the way who were so generous.  We were so pleased to experience so much kindness from so many strangers; it was truly incredible.  For everyone that took us into their homes, gave us meals, and even those that cheered for us as they passed in a car along the way: thank you SO much! You made our trip amazing; you lifted our spirits, and you kept us going!

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