By Virginia Mudd
Think analyzing a ''Cycling spouse Wanted'' advert in a bicycling publication for a cross-America motorbike journey, answering it, and environment off months later with a lady you simply met for a 3,500-mile, 60-day trip from California to Washington, DC. Taken from Virginia's magazine this tells the tale of 2 twenty-nine 12 months previous adventurers who satisfy a typical dream. She recollects exhilarating roads and landscapes, tedious miles, peaceable instances, frightening reviews, own struggles, tremendous encounters with humans, and the unfolding of a trip of an entire life.
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I wasn’t sure I would fit in and became more nervous. “Well, I’d really like to talk some more about it. ” I suggested hopefully. ” I hoped it would be the next day; I didn’t see how I could wait longer than that to find out whether or not I was going. I offered to come into the city for lunch and she suggested Thursday, two days away. We said goodbye and hung up. She sounded nice on the phone, reminded me of myself—a bit shy, not too confident. I detected a subtle strength in her voice. I couldn’t picture her though.
I said, trying to balance my obvious exhilaration with a certain degree of reasonableness. ” He raised his eyebrows expectantly, so I proceeded. After a short, agitated description of events, I concluded with an unemotional, rational point to cap off my presentation. “And we’re going to meet on Thursday to see if we like the looks of each other. ” So accustomed was I to being challenged with interrogatories, cross-examination and negative arguments—typical behavior for a good litigation attorney—that I scarcely believed my ears when he expressed tentative support for the idea.
Three days before my twentieth birthday, we were married. Physically, I had been as incubated as I was socially and emotionally. Prenatal and infancy illnesses left me billed as physically handicapped through childhood. I was shuttled from one specialist to another for various neurological problems—an underdeveloped right side of my body, poor eyesight and circulation deficiencies. I was told I wasn’t as strong as other children and had to nap in the afternoon years after my friends had stopped.
Across America on the Yellow Brick Road, Cycling into a New Life by Virginia Mudd