I love your report. I've done some solo bike trips and I can really vouche for the soul searching, healing, and strengthening that I get from them.
Your trip is beautiful in it's origins and reasons then throw in the fact that it's done on a simple inexpensive old bike with a make do approach.....plus this bike story includes many wonderful strangers that take you in and show you what humankind is sometimes capable of !
Inspiring and gets to my heart....thanks Ruff 'N Tuff, you've got me planning another trip this spring.
Dave from Canada